9 month old • Male • 40 lbs
Star is a handsome brown and tan puppy with striking green eyes.
Star is a cuddly, playful, and a little bit mischievous young boy. He is expected to be about 50 pounds at maturity.
Given Star's high energy level, we are looking for an active, energetic family, ideally with several in the household. He needs a large fenced yard to get his zoomies out, along with walks several times a day and a run at least once a day. Star adores and is great with our 15-year-old son! So we are looking for a home with older children. Because of his anticipated weight when he is full grown and current puppy behaviors, we are saying no to a home with younger children.
Star loves snuggling on the couch at night and adores belly rubs and neck scratches, often grinning the whole time!
He also requires a routine schedule and consistent training. Star has typical puppy mouthy behaviors, which can be redirected to his toys. We are working on preventing him from jumping up during play.
Star is house- and crate-trained, and sleeps through the night. He is friendly and tail-waggy with people and other dogs. He has not lived with other dogs, but does well at dog day camp. However, he shows prey-drive for birds, cats and is not for homes with smaller dogs.
Star is a happy and cooperative fellow. He loves to play tug-of-war and fetch. Star scent tracks, really enjoys being outside walking, and is learning not to pull on-leash. He is ready to be your outdoor partner! He likes riding in the car, too. Star would likely do well with agility training and definitely with scent training. He has some Husky tendencies to hop up on furniture. He is thriving in puppy obedience training with Cheery Dogs. He is very treat-motivated, and knows Sit and is learning Come and Down.
This beautiful, lovely sweetie has so much love to give and is looking for a home in your heart!
Star is up-to-date on vaccinations, microchipped, neutered, and heartworm negative.
Star was found 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.