Reggie is a 3 year old, male, neutered mixed breed dog. He is up to date on all vaccinations and microchipped. Reggie is crate and house trained too! Reggie ended up in the shelter after his family could no longer afford to keep him. In his previous home he lived with another dog and was part of a family. He has been in foster care for the past year and lives with a kitty cat!
Child appropriate? Reggie loves kids! He gets very excited when he sees them and really enjoys playing. He does jump a bit and due to his size he can knock kids down so he would just need to be monitored with little kids.
Other dog appropriate? Reggie likes other dogs but when meeting a dog up close he is very excited and this overexcitement turns some dogs off so he is continuing to work on his doggie meet up skills! Reggie shows no signs of aggression with other dogs but would likely do best in a home with a dog who can tolerate his excited play style.
Cat appropriate? Reggie currently lives with a kitty and they do fine together but they are always monitored. He has not been left alone with the cat.
How is he/she with strangers? Reggie is super friendly and loving to everyone he meets! He simply adores everyone he meets and greets everyone with wiggles and excitement! He is very used to meeting strangers from attending our adoption events.
What is his/her play style? When alone, he is content to play with his toys or gnaw on a bone. He does get the zoomies sometimes and then settles down. He is a bit of a couch potato. With other dogs, as mentioned, he is very excited and exuberant and bit over the top trying to wrestle.
Does he/she like toys? Yes, he really likes toys :) He loves plush toys, but destroys them quickly, and enjoys bones and food puzzles like his kong. He also eats out of a kong wobbler toy. He hasn't met a toy he doesn't like!
Does he/she like water? He LOVES water! He will submerge his entire body in the kiddie pool! He went to Lake Tahoe camping and didn't love going in the lake but did so with some coaxing from his foster mom. Smaller bodies of water seem to be his speed.
Does he/she like car rides? He seems to enjoy car rides and he rides very well in a car.
Exercise level needed? For physical exercise he needs daily walks. He is low maintenance and tires quickly so he doesn't need extensive exercise. He does like getting out though so we would want that for him. He has gone on several hikes with his foster mom and really enjoys it. Daily play in the back yard would also be up his alley.
Behavior issues? Reggie doesn't have any behavior issues other than the over-excitability with other dogs and his occasional jumping. He has really improved on the jumping though but does occasional jump up to kiss your face.
Medical issues? None known.
Skills? Reggie knows how to "fist bump" which is similar to a shake :) He knows sit, down, off and wait and is good at a "watch me" which is getting his attention focused on you. He is very smart and learns quickly so it would be easy to teach him more tricks!
Special/endearing things? Reggie is the ultimate lover. He adores people and he's so, so sweet. He is simply always happy and lives to please people. He let's his foster mom do just about anything to him because he loves her so much. You won't find a sweetie dog who really will be part of the family. He is the quintessential family dog who is a lot of fun and brings a lot of joy to anyone who meets him.
Ideal home: Reggie would do best in a home where the family is active and can give him the attention and exercise he needs and enjoys. He is not high maintenance at all but getting exercise is critical for maintaining a young, healthy and happy dog. He really loves people so a home where people are around would be great because he is a very sweet boy who enjoy human affection. A home that allows dogs on the couch would be great because Reggie is a master snuggler! A home where someone is willing and able to continue to set boundaries with Reggie to keep his excitability in check and one that is open to training and continuing to work with him would be ideal. Don't hesitate on submitting an adoption application for this love muffin because if you do, you may be too late!