Iggy and Pup were rescued by our boots-on-the ground partners of ALL 4’s Rescue League during the winter freeze of 2020. Both were emaciated, chained out in the elements, and forgotten by their owner. They were so weak and sore, they had to be carried into their southern foster home after rescue. During their vet assessment, foreign objects were noted in Iggy’s stomach. He underwent surgery to remove what appeared to be copper piping. He is now recouped and healthy.
These two were found to be truly best friends and we feel they will do their best if kept together. They are never too far from each other in their foster home and look to each other for support and confidence.
Let’s start with Iggy…“super sweet”, per his foster. Of course, Iggy has only lived chained outside. He needs a home with someone committed to training and helping him learn to be an inside dog. He is eager to please and is treat motivated, great combo.
This boy will play with other low-keyed dog friendly pups. He does ignore other dogs in their kennels. He has not yet been exposed to children. Foster feels children over 12 would be best due to his exuberance and tendency to still jump.
No cats for him..he would chase.
Iggy is crate trained. He goes into it eagerly now, for a treat. He keeps his crate clean and dry and sleeps in there overnight. He goes out to potty and play every few hours during the day.
He will whine a bit in the crate when foster leaves the house, but settles down. He has been left for about 3 hours, thus far. He does much better alone if Pup’s crate is next to him
This strong boy definitely needs work on a leash, as he most likely has never been exposed to walking on a lead. He is a puller and wants to go meet every dog that he sees when on a walk. He is smart and food motivated, so consistent training would work well with him. He does come when unleashed and called to in his foster’s fenced back yard.
Iggy has shown no guarding of his food or toys with his foster or with Pup. You can take a toy from him and pet his head while he is eating. In the video below of he and Pup playing, you can see that they play keep-away with a bone without issue.
Pup has adapted to inside life easier than Iggy. Pup is an active young girl and rarely sits still. She is treat motivated.
She is also crate trained. Goes in willingly (Especially if a treat is tossed in first) She keeps it clean and dry.
House training also going well. She will sometimes whine to go out. Both her and Iggy go directly from the crate to outside to potty. Tossing a treat just outside the door and say, “potty” and both will go straight outside from the crate, no smelling around the house.
Pup is good on a leash and non reactive to dogs while walking.
These two best friends came from unimaginable environments and so deserve to know what it is like to be loving family members. With consistent training and their ability to rely on each other, this transition will be amazing to experience.
Another video of the two of them:
Breed: Pit Bull Mix
Age: 18 months (est)
Weight: 50 pounds
Vaccinations: Up to date
Heartworm: Positive, started pre-treatment 3/4/21. PAWS will cover all treatment costs if adopted before treatment is completed.
BASED ON OUR OBSERVATIONS:
Good with Children: Unknown, but most likely best with older children due to his activity level and exuberance.
Good with Dogs: Yes, Will play with other very dog friendly low keyed dogs, but prefers playing with Pup.
Good with Cats: No
Breed: Terrier Mix
Age: 1 ½ years old (est)
Weight: 28 pounds
Vaccinations: Up to date
Heartworm: Negative, 3/3/21
BASED ON OUR OBSERVATIONS:
Good with Children: Unknown, older children per Iggy
Good with Dogs: Yes, fine with all dogs.
Good with Cats: No, since Iggy is not a fan.
Adoption Fee: $475 for the pair.
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