HOBIE AB#18-105 – M, 1 Year

Foster dog name:  Hobie

Gender:  Male

Age: Approximately 1 year

Size/Weight: 15 inches tall/30 lbs

Color: Tri color

Breed: Mixed possibly Mini Australian Shepherd\Papillion\Corgi\Setter

Socialization/training: Good with people, dogs. Easily trained, knows basic commands, house, crate, & leash trained.

Good with Children: Yes

Good with Dogs: Yes 

Good with Cats: Unknown

House trained: Yes

Crate trained: Yes

Leash trained: Yes

Activity Level:  Hobie is a medium energy but cuddly & playful young boy.  He loves to play with his foster dog siblings but once tired he will just curl up and take a nap.  His short little legs & long body doesn’t keep him from running & jumping like a bigger dog.  He would be great at agility.  Needs to stay socialized & have a doggy playmate.

Fence: Leash walk would be sufficient but he knows dog door to fenced yard & does like to run in yard with foster siblings

Behavior: Hobie is a very smart, outgoing, sweet, cuddly, & friendly dog.  Loves attention, very friendly with people even at the vet but can be bossy with the other dogs initially in his environment.  He will sit on your lap and lift your arm up with his nose to be petted.  Easy to train, food motivated so definitely should be fed separate since he was a stray & was initially food aggressive.  Since he’s a young super smart boy he should continue training.

Medical History:  Hobie came from a TX shelter heartworm positive but he has successfully finished his treatment & been cleared by the vet to gradually resume normal activity.  The baby heartworms are no longer present so he should be retested in 5 months & definitely kept on monthly heartworm preventatives.

Foster Comments:  Hobie is a very unique, super intelligent, cuddly, sweet boy who learned sit & how to use the dog door to the yard when he needed to go out in 5 min by just watching the other dogs.  There are currently 4 other dogs in the home & he initiates play with all of them.  Initially he fussed at the foster that arrived after him a bit the first week but once the new foster fussed back at him, he stopped bullying him & they became best buddies playing hide & seek, tug a war with toys, and wrestling.  He loves human attention & considers himself a lapdog.  He has more of a herding dog personality & can be a bit pushy to get what he wants but he listens very well & is very easily trained.  He was initially very afraid of walking past big trucks on our leash walks but has gotten braver & is fine riding in vehicles.   

Adoption Fee: $300.00

Foster Location: Baltimore, MD

Volunteer transport can be arranged in the Continental US within a 1,000 mile distance between adopters & foster home. Typically, we are able to transport your adopted dog to within 2 hours of your home. *Dogs can be adopted outside the 1000 mile transport distance; however, adopters must be willing to either fly their adopted dog, drive to a location within the 1000 mile transport range, or make independent transport arrangements for their adopted dog