7 year old • Male • 48 lbs
Moses has a brown brindle coat with splashes of white and a black muzzle.
Moses is an eternal optimist who is excited about every activity! He loves snuggling, and will get so excited as he snuggles up to a human that he will get snuggle zoomies and wiggle around until he’s comfortable next to you. Moses loves all people and dogs, and enjoys making new friends on walks. He has not met a cat while with his fosters; but they suspect that with a proper introduction period he would get along fine and make kitty friends! Moses is good with kids, but could knock over small children without meaning to in his excitement; so we are saying kids above 10.
Moses has medium energy and would be content with a walk a day or a fenced yard. He loves playing with toys and can entertain himself for quite a while as long as he has something to chew on! He will even play fetch by himself, but prefers to play with humans or other dogs, of course! Moses is a very loving boy just waiting to dive in with his perfect family for a lifetime of playfulness and snuggles.
Moses is up-to-date on vaccinations, microchipped, and neutered. He is heartworm positive and is receiving a gentle protocol: for the first month--28 days of doxycyline and twice per month Heartgard, then continuing with the twice per month Heartgard for a year. This method gradually clears the heartworm infection without the need for excessive confinement. Most dogs will test negative for heartworms within a year using this method. Until the dog tests negative, some exercise restrictions apply: The dog shouldn't be allowed to run or to play with other dogs (which gets their heart rate up), or be walked in excessive heat (and no more than 20-30 minutes), but can do most normal activities.
Moses's owner was no longer able 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.