1 year old • Male • 28 lbs
Kirby is tan all over, with white sneakers, a black goatee, a splash of white with freckles on his nose, and a white tip on his tail with a few extra-long hairs on the end like a little paintbrush, and the cutest puppy face.
Kirby started out very shy in his foster home; but he has continually come out of his shell and is showing his true personality. He can be apprehensive with new situations and loud noises; however, he adjusts and warms up pretty quickly. To aid with that, Kirby has been going to doggy daycare 3 to 5 days a week with his foster mom. He gets to meet new people and play with pups all day. Kirby is VERY food motivated, smart, and trainable. He likes to be around his humans for snuggles. Kirby loves to play with various toys from our doggy toybox—his favorites being the ones that squeak and those that he can engage one of his fur siblings in a game of tug.
His new family will need to continue with his potty training: he does go to the door, but does not scratch or bark. He knows Sit and Down; we’re working on Wait, and he comes to his name. Kirby does NOT like being in a crate or to be confined. He does wonderfully being left in the house to sleep on the sofa and doesn’t ruin any belongings.
Kirby does not care to be the only pup—this boy loves to play! So he will need a home with a fenced backyard and a canine companion.
Kirby is current on all of his vaccinations and microchiped.
Kirby and his three siblings were born to an unspayed dog in the community.
IAR subsidizes post-adoption professional training with Jane Marshall (www.cheerydogs.com) to encourage a life-long and successful bond between the dog and the adopter. Group classes for puppies and adult dogs are provided at a substantial discount to IAR adopters.