Sweet, sweet Iris is a petite, young, and endearing Pyr (likely mixed with Retriever) who just loves people. Weighing in at a lean 65 pounds, this little one enjoys playing outside and fetching her ball - though, after getting in a good run, she is content to return indoors and just lounge around. Iris is a smarty who came into rescue knowing basic commands like ‘sit’ and ‘paw’, is moderately crate- trained, and rides well in a car. Most notable of her traits is the fact that she is remarkably good with all people and kids, including her young human foster sibling, with whom she is ever gentle. She also gets along well with other female dogs, but is not a fan of male dogs, nor of cats. Thus, Iris would do best in a home with a well-fenced yard where she can frolic on her own terms amid comforting company. To this latter point, Iris is not a good candidate for a dog park nor a walk in an area where she’d encounter male dogs. Potential adopters should have adequate, fenced yard space in which Iris can let loose - though they must also keep an eye on her, lest she digs her nimble body under a fence! Iris would love a female doggy companion with whom she can do a pre-adoption meet-and-greet to assure compatibility. Otherwise, she would make a great only dog to anyone who can reciprocate her vast love and give her the life of leisure that she deserves!
NGPR does not adopt dogs to homes with children under 6 years old.
NGPR Pooch Profile
Name: Iris in MD
Age: 1 year old as of Sept. 2016
Dew Claws: Double
Estimated Adult Weight: 65 lbs
Current Location: NGPR approved foster in Manchester, MD
Medical: Spayed, dewormed, negative for heartworm, up-to-date on vaccinations and currently on flea, tick and heartworm preventative. This dog travels with a Interstate Health Certificate required by the USDA confirming that all the above criteria have been met.
Housebroken: Yes, and crate trained!
Can be Placed With: Female dogs only (needs to meet first), can be only dog, good with kids, no cats
Fencing: Secure VISIBLE fencing is required; invisible fencing WILL NOT contain this breed.
Fees: $475 adoption fee.
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