7 year old • Male • 10 lbs
Galileo has a thick beige coat of tight curls and soft floppy ears.
Galileo, Leo for short, is the ultimate sweet cuddle bug. He loves to be petted all over and is very docile with those he trusts. When he finds that special someone, he will never want to leave your side. He appreciates the good things in life like a comfortable couch, warm lap, and the best of treats. He is quite vocal and will tell you just how he feels about everything.
Leo has had some tumultuous experiences in his life and is looking for a quiet home where he can have a predictable routine. For this reason, we are saying no to children because he finds exuberance and unpredictability unnerving. He is dog selective and could do okay coexisting with another dog, but he would prefer to be your one-and-only. He also takes a little while to warm up to new people. He will do best with an experienced dog owner who can read his body language and help him build confidence. He does not have much experience with leash walking, so his new owner will need to proceed slowly and patiently with introducing him to new experiences and always have him on a secure harness and leash when outdoors.
Leo’s coat sheds minimally but requires consistent care. This can mean weekly brushings and trimmings at home, and/or regular trips to a groomer. Either way, his owner must be prepared to monitor regularly for mats, which his tight curls love to form and can quickly become painful for him.
Leo is house-trained, but he has been known to slip up occasionally so setting a consistent routine will be key for his success. He generally needs to go out about every 4-5 hours during the day and should not be left alone for an 8-9 hour work day. He sleeps through the night and will love sharing your bed if you let him. His daily bursts of energy manifest as vigorous play sessions. He will ATTACK, SHAKE, and THROW his toys. He doesn’t require a playmate, but he prefers an audience! He will play fetch with his toys, but only when he’s in the mood!
Leo cannot wait to meet his person and show his devotion and playfulness. This boy has a lot of love to share.
Leo is up-to-date on vaccinations, microchipped, neutered, and heart worm negative.
Leo was surrendered by his former owner who 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.