Zippity is a handsome 2-3 year old who is timid at first, but once he warms up to you, he will steal your heart with his sweet kisses and sparkly personality! We suspect he was treated harshly in the past so his initial shyness is understandable. His rescuers are pretty sure he was dumped after not being sold at a local monthly flea market. He was found running from house to house after the market had ended.
Zippity has come a long way in a short period of time. He has adjusted nicely to the sights and sounds of a normal household. He is calm in the house and loves to be near his foster family. Even though he is more cautious of men than women, he has warmed up to his foster dad and the teenage boys in the home. He also did great with our recent houseguests and even went up to them for petting, to offer kisses, and asked to get up into their laps. Zippity enjoys getting on the couch to snuggle, but he is also happy on a dog bed. He likes chew toys and will pull them out of the toy box and happily trot around with them briefly before settling down to chew them.
Zippity gets along well with the other dogs in his foster home and really enjoys games of chase with them in the yard, but with an interesting yard, he can entertain himself very well. He loves to play outside to look for lizards & birds. One of his favorite things is his tennis ball! He loves running with it all around the yard.
Zippity jumped up on our fences when we first brought him home, but now that he has adjusted to his new environment, he is doing fine with them. He will need a 6 ft, unclimbable fence. Sudden, loud noises still startle him, but he recovers quickly with love and encouragement. He even does well with thunderstorms.
Zippity also does very well with the mobility impaired senior dog in the home. He is potty trained, crate trained, comes when we call him from the yard, and enjoys walks once he gets used to his area. He has recently been introduced to cats and he did very well, so we think he’ll be fine with cats who are dog savvy.
Zippity is a joy to have in our home and keeps improving every day. His not-so-pleasant past has quickly become just a memory. He is up to date on vaccinations, neutered and microchipped. He is in a foster home near San Antonio, TX.