2 year old • Male • 50 lbs
Thor (a.k.a. Thoredore) is a handsome fellow! His short coat is a gorgeous dark brindle with lots of white accents: long white gloves on his front feet, a bit of white on the tips of his back feet, a white neck, and a white blaze on his chest. Thor's eyes are a beautiful dark brown with a playful spark. His large velvety ears usually stand upright. And, of course, there's his ever-present cold wet nose.
Thor is very loving and affectionate once he gets to know you. He is looking for a home with at least one dog. Currently, he is living with dogs in his foster home, and he finds comfort in being around them. Thor is crate-trained and sleeps through the night in the crate, usually without making a sound. He is house-trained to use a doggie door to a fenced yard. Thor is also great with other dogs he meets on the leash.
At first Thor is extremely skittish around new people. But likely within a day or two he will want to be your lap dog or, better yet, lie on top of the back of the couch cuddled around your neck with his head resting on your shoulder! He is very bright, playful, and a bit mischievous with his people. He's talkative, kind of like a Husky. He even talks back at times, like when told he has to wait a minute for dinner! Of course, though, it's all adorable! He has fine control of those satellite ears, often turning or tilting them toward whatever grabs his attention.
Overall he's well-behaved; but Thor is still very young and puppyish, so if left unattended, there may be a few chewed cords or the like in his future.
He can often be found playing with the other resident dogs, napping, or chewing on his toys. He also will watch TV from time to time—his favorite is the UNC Explorer Channel.
Although Thor is not a flight risk with people he knows, he is skittish around new people; so we consider him a flight risk and therefore recommend a GPS collar.
Thor is in excellent health. He is up-to-date on vaccinations, neutered, microchipped, and heartworm negative.
Thor came from a local 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.