FOSTERING LOCAL IN NEW ENGLAND!
We are going to start his bio by telling you that this boy is amazing at giving you all the love he has, and he has quite a bit of it.
He is crate trained (sleeps there all night without issue. He is housetrained and always eager to learn (as long as there is a yummy treat involved!)
All he needs is a little time, patience and love to make him the best he can be. He truly wants to get there.
Iggy was found chained in a backyard during horrific winter weather and freezing temps. It was apparent by his appearance that he had been in this situation for an extended time.
After rescue, his initial assessment showed not only that he had heartworm, but also multiple foreign objects in his stomach.
With surgery and treatment, this guy has fully recovered medically, but his social skills are still developing. He needs a home committed to training and helping him adjust to life in a safe and loving environment.
Iggy loves other dogs and is doing very well at learning not to approach too fast and to give off the proper signals for play. He is now successfully interacting with three female dogs and one male dog in the 45-55 pound range in his foster home, and is learning to read their cues when they don’t want to play. He has never shown aggression to other dogs.
Due to his exuberance, he would be best in an adult home right now and we are not sure if he will ever be able to tolerate the impulsiveness of children.
Cats would also be too much for him at this point.
Iggy is basically a sweet, loving dog, but though infrequent, can be ornery and stubborn when he does not agree with what his person wants him to do at that precise moment. He has been known to sometimes show his displeasure with a growl and air snap. He has never even come close to making any contact, but because of this intermittent behavior, he needs a focused experienced dog owner.
This strong boy is progressing with leash training, but still needs more work. He is a puller and wants to go meet every dog that he sees while walking. He has worked with both a trainer and his foster on this, but there is still room for improvement.
We are confident with guidance and consistency, Iggy will from grow from an adolescent into a responsible and trusting family member.
It is truly an amazing and rewarding experience to witness this type of transformation.
Iggy just needs a chance. Please let us know if you would consider giving that to him.
Iggy’s adoption fee will go back into his training (and we have excellent recommendations).
Breed: Pit Bull Terrier/Crossbreed
Age: 3 years
Vaccinations: Up to date
Heartworm: Successfully completed treatment.
BASED ON OUR OBSERVATIONS:
Good with Children: Not at this time.
Good with Dogs: Yes, with slow intros.
Good with Cats: No
Adoption Fee: $300.00
IMPORTANT INFORMATION -
Paws New England is a foster-based rescue - our dogs reside in various locations throughout the south and New England.
Adoption donations cover pre-adoption vet costs (including vaccinations, spay/neuter when age appropriate, and heartworm testing/treatment when necessary), a microchip, and transportation to New England if necessary.
Donations for our young, healthy puppies and dogs support their fellow canines of advanced age or suffering from injuries and abuse whose donations are reduced but whose veterinary costs are typically much higher. We appreciate your understanding that your newly adopted dog will help others in need.