11 year old • Male • 60 lbs
Waldo is a distinguished-looking gentleman with medium-length tan fur accented with white. He has an awesome smile.
Waldo is a big hunk of easy-going, mild-mannered love. He loves leisurely walks and long naps. He is curious, clumsy, charming, and has a gentle spirit. As a senior, he sleeps a lot and is a very sweet companion during his waking hours. He is typically happy to watch out a window or casually explore his space while awake, and likes to check in with his human by laying his big, blocky head on their lap for some ear scratches and attention. His aging kidneys make him very thirsty, and he needs to be encouraged to go outside for potty breaks regularly. He loves walks and will readily go potty then. He easily sleeps through the night, and has a pretty impressive old-man snore. Waldo does well in a crate when his people need to be away from the house. He would do well as an only dog, but may tolerate another dog who gives him space and mirrors his energy. Interaction with cats is unknown. Waldo is trusting and affectionate, and generally such a sweet, easy guy to be around.
Waldo loves his people and bonds quickly with adults of any age but he would do best in a quiet home without a lot of chaos. Waldo is engaged, sweet, and goofy. He knows how to be a friend and is really fun be around! Waldo is easy to handle on leash, crate-trained and house-trained. If you like having a dog in your bed, Waldo is more than happy to oblige!
Even though Waldo is of a certain age, he is active and strong. He loves to play ball and going on hikes and adventures in the car. Waldo has plenty of living left to do!
Waldo is up-to-date on vaccinations, microchipped, neutered, and heartworm negative. He has lots of energy and loves to play.
Waldo came from a rural shelter.
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.