Hello! I'm Forrester!

  • Forrester
  • Mixed breed
  • 1 year old
  • Male

Weight (approx): 55 lbs

Energy: Medium - High

Children: Good

Dogs: Good with proper introduction

Cats: Unknown

About Me:  Are you looking for a loyal and outdoorsy pal? If so, I may be the guy for you! Right now, I am living with a very nice foster family, but am looking for my forever home...hopefully somewhere that I can get lots of belly rubs and play outside. My foster family has helped me get rid of many "quills" (so I've heard them called) since I had a bit of an encounter with a pokey little rascal. I don't think he knew that I wanted to do was sniff him. Since then I've made some nice friends with my foster family and the people at HART. I do take some time to make new dog friends, so I need time to meet other dogs. Well now that you know all about me, I would love to meet you. Maybe you could even be my forever family!

Behavior Notes: Forrester has a couple of issues that we are working with right now. Forrester showed some destructive behavior because he didn't enjoy being enclosed in a room, so it is recommended that his crate should be in a living space, where everything is open so he can see around him, and once he's let out he has room to move around. Also Forrester has been showing some aggression towards other dogs, which we have one of our training partners working with him on. He shows very clear body language so it is easy to read and intervene before he is able to go after a dog. He is good with children. He can live with another dog after proper introductions and a few meetings. The dog should be confident, well-balanced and able to read Forrester's body language as well. Forrester is a cuddly boy, and loves his people. 

Health Notes: Dogs + porcupines = vet visits. Forrester learned this the hard way as when he came into hart's care, his face, mouth and legs were covered in porcupine quills.  Unfortunately, he had tussled with the porcupine some time before coming to us and his right eye was abcessed and swollen. Because quills can migrate for a long period of time, since Forrester's initial surgery, many more quills have erupted and have been removed. His eye has healed well, but his third eyelid may always show some damage by drooping just a bit. Forrester's adoptive parents will need to be aware that quills may erupt for months to come. Forrester is up to date with DACPP, Bordatella, Rabies and is neutered and microchipped. 

Think you have found your furever friend?