You only need to spend a little time with good ol’ Spikey and your happiness level will spike (pun intended) because this happy-go-lucky pooch is a great mood picker-upper! Spike is currently enjoying the foster life, and his foster parents have nothing but great things to say about him. He is completely house trained, walks excellently on a leash, enjoys playing fetch, follows you around the house with a wagging tail, and most of all loves to snuggle with people. Spike is an active guy who would be a great companion for those that like to run, hike, bike, or even just walk. He runs 4-7 miles with his foster mom and dad every day, and enjoys a nice swim post-run on hot days. You would never be able to guess that Spike is 12 years young (as of 2017) after you’ve seen him climb the steepest parts of Cowles Mountain with volunteers! Believe us when we say his age is not a reflection of his boundless love and vitality. Spike is also great in public and around strange people. This was evident in his frequent trips to local restaurants and coffee shops, where he will gladly accept compliments and a favorable pat on the head from everyone he meets. Spike is very intelligent and food motivated, which are great attributes for training. Even though he has a playful energy, he can also sit quietly chewing on a bully stick for hours or just enjoy having his belly rubbed. We would love to see this sweet, affectionate, and loving guy go to a wonderful forever home that he so deserves!
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