“Hi there! My name is Finnegan aka Finn, Rat, Dingo, Tatter Tot, Kitty, Dingleberry and any any other nickname you can think of that isn’t actually my name and I am looking for my forever humans. I am a zesty young heeler mix and my humans often tell me that I have the most hilarious personality. I absolutely love all things food, playing with my toys – which usually involves dissecting their stuffing – chasing the ball, playing tug of war, going on a run with my human or curling up on the couch to catch some zzz’s.
I had a bit of a rough start to life coming into the rescues care after getting hit by a truck so I need a family who will make sure that I stay safe on my leash. After surgery and a ton of crate rest, I made a full recovery physically but seem to have some lingering anxiety on walks – mainly with moving vehicles and other dogs. I tend to show my stress by barking and often chewing at my leash but my mom always tells me how great my improvement has been since I have been living with her. I have learned that if I sit and look at her, she will say YES and I will get a treat and if we do this quick enough, I am learning to not bark at all which she says is a big win. Outside of the times that I get a little anxious, my mom tells me I am an absolute gentleman to walk and rarely ever pull unless I think I see a mouse or a bunny and then I want to pounce on it – I mean, who wouldn’t?!
I am a loving and incredibly loyal little rugrat and all I want to do is play with my people and be loved by them. I am fully house trained and sleep soundly in my pen at night although sometimes you need to coax me in there as I would much rather curl up next to you in bed you for the evening if you will let me! I have no separation anxiety and my humans tell me I am very good in the house chewing only on my toys or your dirty socks – yes I absolutely will hunt through your dirty laundry to find every last one of them! Because I am working through my little quarks I really need humans of my own and am not ready to have any furry siblings. I am still a young boy so I am learning manners like not jumping up and when I get the zoomies, all I want to do is play with you and really don’t care about your personal space bubble. I am getting better at this but just want to be beside you or “bopping” you with my nose to pay attention to me. My mom tells me that I am incredibly intelligent and master tricks often within a day or two of them teaching it to me (with some food bribery of course!) and I would make a great pal for an active family. I absolutely LOVE the yard and could play out there for hours so a fenced yard would be a bonus!
Come say hi and fall in love with me, I promise I will also fall in love with you and we will be the best of friends.” – xo, Finnegan