Ivan was rescued on 3/14/10 from a crowded Alameda shelter. He was neglected scared and in horrible condition. He was suffering from demodex mange. After months of vet care and TLC from his foster home he recovered and beat most of the mange. He is friendly sweet and good with other dogs at foster home. May do some reactive barking to new dogs at first. Needs training. He is a litte timid of new situations and people. When he looks for comfort he likes sitting on our shoes snuggling and enjoys being held. He is good on leash and well behaved. He needs to stay on holistic healthy foods to maintain his health. He's a love.