3 year old • Male • 55 lbs
Archie is a tall, lanky fellow. He has big, brown beautiful eyes and has mostly white fur with a few tan spots on his face, ears, and body, and splashes of pink.
Meet Archie!! He has a lot of love to give and is ready to find his forever home! He would love to join a family with kids and would be a great second dog for your household! He is adorable and his facial expressions will melt your heart! He is goofy and affectionate, mild-mannered, and very sweet. As he continues to blossom in our home, his big personality is really starting to shine. Archie absolutely loves his people, both big and small. He's been great with our five-year-old son; but due to his size, he may inadvertently knock down any little, little ones.
Archie is an all-around easygoing guy who aims to please! He's a strong boy but is very gentle. Archie is learning leash manners wearing an Easy Harness while taking walks in the neighborhood, which he loves. He also loves lounging in our fenced-in back yard so he can just lay in the sunshine or chew on a bone at his own leisure, while enjoying the outdoors. A home with a fenced-in yard would work best for him.
He is very fond of his dog toys, going on walks, taking car rides and lounging with his humans.
He is house-trained and crate-trained. Archie is a pretty quiet guy, but when he gets excited (especially at chow time!) he likes to let you know with his howl (he is a hound, after all). Archie loves our resident dog and really enjoys her company. I think he'd be happiest as a second dog but would also be okay as an only dog (as he loves getting our full attention).
Archie is such a fantastic gentleman with lots of love to share with his forever family!
Archie is up-to-date on vaccinations, microchipped, and neutered.
Archie tested positive for heartworms and is receiving a gentle protocol to gradually eliminate the heartworms. 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 is not getting winded and it is not too hot.
Most dogs will test negative for heartworms within a year using the gentle method. Our protocol is 28 days of doxycycline along with 2 ivermectin (heartgard, iverheart, tri-heart, etc.) during the first month, followed by twice per month ivermectin for a year. Archie began the gentle protocol in December 2020, so he should test negative in December 2021.
Archie 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.