12 year old • Male • 6 lbs
Oreo is a little bitty black-and-white fella with gigantic ears.
Oreo may be pint-sized, but he comes packed with personality! He has two favorite activities: napping in the most comfortable spot in the house (often the lap of his special people) and going for walks. He shows his excitement by spinning in place. On walks he stops regularly to check the pee-mail, but otherwise sets a surprisingly quick pace with his tiny legs! He is perfectly house trained with no accidents to-date, and he’s happy hanging out near you in the house without requiring excessive attention.
Given his delicate little body and his age, Oreo seeks humans who are experienced dog owners and handlers, and who will be sensitive to his size and move gently in his presence. He’s a little creaky in his joints and can get spooked by the big world of humans, so he must be handled with care and patience. He can be timid around new people, but bonds quickly with his humans. He is looking for a home where he can be the only child, furry or otherwise. He can be friendly with other dogs on walks, but would prefer not to live with any. Oreo can’t wait to meet his special person who will provide a warm lap and frequent walks. In return he’s got so much love and feisty attitude to share--and he is sure to bring countless smiles to your life.
Oreo is up-to-date on all vaccinations, is microchipped, heartworm negative, and neutered. His medical records prior to coming into foster care included a mention of seizures; but the last documented one was over six months ago and we haven’t seen any in foster care. He also has a heart arrhythmia and some kind of mass on his heart; but you would never know it from his energy and spunk. Further testing would be needed to get a definitive prognosis.
Oreo was rescued after his owner had medical problems and became unable to care for him.
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.