1 year old • Male • 65 lbs
Hank the Cowboy has a very soft golden-brown coat with a black muzzle and just a touch of white on the bridge of his nose and down his chest. He has big floppy ears and deep brown soulful eyes.
Hank the Cowdog is a playful, loving young boy. Hank needs to be in a home with a doggy buddy of similar energy and where at least one of his people is home during most of the day.
He does fine relaxing in his crate for at least 4 hours during the day and sleeps soundly in his crate overnight. He is full-grown but still figuring out his body. He loves chasing a ball but is also a power chewer—so keeping a careful eye when he has softer toys is a must. Hank lives with a pitty mix right now. And when they play, sweet Hank usually likes to let his foster brother win, even though Hank is taller and heavier. Hank is intelligent and very food-driven. He takes training easily and has already learned to sit, shake hands, and lie down.
Hank is also very good at waiting at open doors when asked to and waiting to dig into his meal until he gets the OK. Hank is generally gentle on the leash, and will pull only when he wants to investigate an interesting smell or go toward a potential new doggy friend. Hank is crate-trained and house-trained. He is even learning to ring a bell to ask to go outside; but sometimes he still just goes to the door and waits.
Hank is up-to-date on his vaccinations, microchipped, neutered, and heartworm negative.
Hank was surrendered to a local shelter from his adoptive home due to separation anxiety.
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.