6 year old • Female • 27 lbs
Ms. Melba has a short black coat, a splash of white on her chest, and patches of brown and gray all over her belly and face.
Ms. Melba is a gentle and affectionate dog who appreciates her space. If you’re willing and she’s in the mood, she will eagerly walk and sit next to you, or cuddle up in your lap.
She enjoys the company of adults, but as she gets too excited during play with humans, she cannot live with children or be in a home where children visit, or live with cats.
Melba loves to be petted behind her ears and the sides of her face. When she is very comfortable with you, she likes to return the affection by giving kisses. When describing Ms. Melba's personality, we like to say she chills hard and plays hard.
Two of her favorite things are playing with her toys and looking out windows to people watch. She is crate-trained and house-trained, and understands the difference between her toys and our belongings. In her downtime, you can catch her relaxing, sleeping on some blankets (she loves a soft blanket), or playing with a chew toy. She also likes to play fetch! Melba responds well to commands, and knows Sit, Stay, and Lie down.
Ms. Melba is up-to-date on vaccinations, microchipped, spayed, and heartworm negative. She has no known health problems.
Ms. Melba came from 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.