Iris

  • AARCS ID# A39020998
  • Female
  • Breed: Shepherd/Terrier, American Pit Bull/Mixed
  • Dog
  • Est. DOB: 7/2/2017
  • Size: Medium
  • located in Calgary

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    Story

    Meet Iris! This sweet snuggle bug is looking for an active home willing to provide lots of cuddles and attention.

    Despite being so young, Iris has already been through a lot with a litter of pups and a broken front leg that needed to be fixed with surgery. Despite that, she’s extra enthusiastic about life, full of energy and eager to show you how much she loves you!

    While in foster Iris has been living with a dog-savy cat and 2 large dogs and gets along with everyone. She does like to get up close and personal with the cat sometimes, which not all kitties might appreciate. She’s walks nicely on a leash but can get excited when she sees the neighborhood rabbits in the distance. She’s small, but mighty, and can pull pretty good when something catches her eye. She is easily redirected though, and happy to continue walking once the excitement has passed.

    Iris is housetrained and will wait by the door when she needs to go out. Due to her recent surgery, she’s spent a lot of time resting in her crate and will enter with a treat and settle without too much complaint. She sleeps quietly all night but can be a bit of an early-bird at times. She can be left alone in the house without getting into trouble.

    This girl is looooves to cuddle with her people and can be quite pushy when convincing you it’s time to love her! She likes to be on or beside you whenever you’ll let her. As she’s still quite young, she can be mouthy when she plays, but has been improving with some practice. For this reason, older or dog-savy kiddo’s would probably be best.

    Iris’ ideal forever family would be active and willing to tire her out on a regular basis once her leg has fully healed. She loves having a fenced yard to zoom around in, and would do well with or without other dog siblings. She’s working on her basic commands but given her zest for life, she’d benefit from more work in this area and maybe even some structured classes.

    • AARCS_cat
      Good with Cats?
      Yes, Good with Cats
    • AARCS_dog
      Good with Dogs?
      Yes, Good with Dogs
    • AARCS_KidTested
      Good with Kids?
      Not tested with Kids
    • AARCS_SpecialNeeds
      Does this Animal have Special Needs?
      Yes, Medical Special Needs

      Recovering from surgery to repair a broken front leg- requires only short walks for now but is healing well!