1 year old • Male • 49 lbs
Hayden is a very handsome black and white boy. He has the cutest spotted pink nose and beautiful big brown eyes.
Hayden is a happy boy who makes friends with everyone he meets. To him, there's no such thing as a stranger! He loves being petted and will sit or flop onto his back for belly rubs. He also enjoys playing with a ball or his bone, alone or with his person.
Hayden has been the only pet in his foster home—so his ability to live with other dogs, cats, or young children is unknown. However, given his desire to chase birds and excitement for people, he would likely do best in a home without cats or small children.
Hayden is house-trained and is learning how to be crate-trained. He is very food motivated, which helps with training. Already, he is excellent at Sit and is learning Come and Down. Hayden walks okay on a leash, but does get very excited when he sees other dogs. He needs a family that will continue his training.
Hayden is up-to-date on vaccinations, microchipped, and heartworm negative; and has an appointment to be neutered soon.
Hayden was found as a stray and taken to a rural 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.