IGGY is a friendly, medium rough coat just over two years of age and about 40 lbs. IGGY came to us a bit on the thin side but has put on a couple pounds thanks to three meals a day. He could stand to gain another 5 – 6 pounds. IGGY loves to run around with buddies Sissy and Banjo but longs to be loved on and petted. He has shown interest in chewing toys and bones, and also has begun chasing (but not bringing back) a tennis ball. IGGY is looking for an active family that will include IGGY in all the fun.
You can view IGGY’s video playlist here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giQOyPl4CjY&list=PLNoVKNcraCSASswwMoBZ0p68LrPMhiV8J
IGGY came to us via the local shelter, having been surrendered because his family was traveling a lot and did not have time for him. That certainly would have made him miserable and we are happy to have him. IGGY spent all of his time outdoors at his previous home but you’d never know it. IGGY is both house and crate trained with no accidents since arriving two months ago. He will often retreat to his crate, door opened, just chilling until you are ready to pet him or join him outside. If we let him out and don’t go with him he’ll often wait for a while at the back door almost guilting us into coming with him. IGGY travels well and sleeps quietly in his crate all night.
IGGY gets along well with his two dog siblings but is a little too attentive to the cat. Our Leia is dog savvy and is very wary of IGGY and as a result he will need a cat free environment. His herding instinct is high so we would use caution with small children. He is a little slow to warm to strangers, preferring to keep his distance and approaching on his terms. We believe IGGY would be fine as the only dog as long as the family is very active as he’ll needs lots of exercise. Experience with herding dogs / Border collies would be of benefit.
IGGY may be best with a family that has another dog (or dogs) in the same age and activity range to keep him happy. If you are that active family that would like to meet IGGY we’d love to hear from you.
IGGY is being fostered north of Corning in Tehama County, CA.
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