4 year old • Male • 65 lbs
Nolan is a handsome large dog, primarily medium brown with black on his back and tail, and splashes of white on his muzzle, chest, and paws.
Nolan is a terrific guy, looking to be in a loving household as the only pet in an adult family. He tends to be more naturally trusting of women, but can warm up to men once he knows them and their good intentions.
A smart fellow who is quick to learn, Nolan is happy to chill and relax with you in the house, and then head out with you on a brisk walk. Nolan has good leash manners and does well when meeting other dogs while out on his walks. He appreciates a good roll on the grass and would love a fenced-in yard.
Nolan is a gentleman inside, and is both house- and crate-trained. He enjoys his stuffed toys to chew on and wrestle with. He can quickly identify his own toys and leave your belongings alone. Did we mention that he’s very smart?
So that’s the package! If you are looking for a loyal, loving, intelligent companion, why not ask to meet Nolan? He is looking for the same!
Nolan is up-to-date on vaccinations, microchipped, and neutered. He tested positive for heartworms and is receiving a gentle protocol to gradually eliminate the heartworms: an initial 28 days of doxycycline and heartworm preventative (ivermectin--Heartgard, Iverheart, or Tri-heart) every two weeks, continuing with the preventative every two weeks for a year.
With the gentle protocol, no excessive confinement is required. He should not be out in the heat for long periods of time, and should not engage in heavy exercise until he tests negative for heartworms. Heavy exercise that should be avoided includes full-speed running for any distance, jogging more than a short distance such as a driveway or a block, repetitive ball chasing, and high-energy play with other dogs. Leash walking is fine in most cases, as long as he does not get winded and it is not too hot.
Most dogs will test negative for heartworms within a year using the gentle method. Nolan began the gentle protocol in Sept. 2020 so he should test negative in Sept. 2021.
Nolan came into a local shelter as a stray.
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.