3 year old • Male • 12 lbs
Mocha Latte has a fawn-like frame—a little guy with long legs and adorable face markings. His beautiful coat is mostly black and brown, with a smattering of white here and there.
Mocha Latte is very playful, athletic, and extremely food motivated. He loves to wrestle with his squeaker toys. Mocha is fully house-trained, but because he has such a small bladder, he needs a potty break about once every 4-5 hours when he is awake.
Mocha can be quite anxious which leads to him being very afraid of strangers and other dogs. Out of fear, Mocha can be vocal with strangers to try to keep them away. His new family will need to be very patient with him to help him feel safe, and to understand that strangers aren’t a danger to him or his family. Mocha is already receiving training to help him be more confident around strangers. When he takes naps, he needs to be woken up gently so that he's not startled. He needs to live in a standalone home in a quiet neighborhood (no apartments will be considered). As he is not at all good with children, he cannot be in a home where there are children or children visiting.
Once Mocha warms up, he always wants to be by his person’s side. His favorite place to nap or chew on a bone is in his bed when his foster parents are in the same room. Mocha knows the commands Sit, Stay, Crate, and Down (from furniture). He is crate-trained and sleeps well through the night in his crate. A very good walker as long as there aren’t too many people around, he loves to stop and sniff everything when he is out on a long walk. Mocha is looking to live a long, healthy, active life in his loving forever home!
Mocha Latte is up-to-date on vaccinations, microchipped, neutered, and heartworm negative.
Mocha Latte was surrendered to a local shelter.
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.