Meet handsome one year old Colton! Colton came from Mexico and was found as a very skinny stray, searching for food near trash cans. We happily brought him across the border to find his best life possible where he will never have to search for food again and to be with humans who will love and appreciate this very special boy.
Colton is very sweet and definitely thinks he’s a lap dog. Luckily, at 38 lbs., he is relatively petite! He loves cuddles from anyone who will give them to him. He’s very loving and just wants to be next to you or on top of you! He’s very affectionate and gentle natured. He is a little nervous initially, especially when in a new environment but once he gets comfortable, he is fine.
He is active, with medium energy, and gets bouts of energy around mid-day. He likes to run very fast for a few minutes but mostly he likes to crawl up on the couch. He calms down easily after play time. He isn’t sure how to play with toys or balls yet but will play if someone joins him. You can take toys from him easily.
Colton has shown no aggression while in foster care and he is in a home with two small children. He is loyal, social and loves his humans. He is very Velcro.
We are unsure how he is with cats and he seems to do OK with other dogs, however, his foster family does not have a dog. He’s definitely curious of other dogs and does not seem afraid. He is more submissive than alpha.
He likes to drink water from his foster’s pool; however, he has shown no interest in jumping in. He loves his walks and is very excited to go out of the house. He walks OK on a leash and does pull a bit, especially around grass areas or when he sees another dog.
He loves his treats and he eats his food very well. He does beg and will sit and stare at you but will not cry, bark or jump to get food. He has not tried to get anything off the counters and does not counter sniff. He will take food very gently from your hands.
Colton is mostly housetrained and will go if you let him outside and tell him to “go potty”. He also will go on walks. If left in the house alone for too long, he will have an accident.
He does well in cars and is not anxious or scared. However, he has a hard time staying in his seat and tries to run out the door when you arrive at your destination. He will need training on riding in a car or a harness is strongly suggested.
He has been sleeping on a blanket on his foster’s couch and sleeps well all night. He knows some commands and is learning more and rarely barks.
Training is suggested, although not a necessity. He would most likely enjoy the stimulation and is very smart and should learn very quickly.
He loves to be outside and loves running around the backyard and going on walks. He is fine when left alone with no anxiety or crying. He will sleep and not destroy the house. However, someone is home with him most of the day at his foster’s house.
If you have completed an adoption application with our rescue, have had your in-home interview and feel that Colton would be happy and thrive in your home, please write to his rep at email@example.com to tell her what his life would be like in your world.
My Ideal Home
We feel Colton would do well in most any home, of all ages, as long as it is active enough for this one-year-old with plenty of walks and backyard play time. He most likely will do well with another dog if one is already in the home. And, because he usually has someone home with him currently, he would love to have someone to keep him company for some, if not most, of the day; especially so he can make trips outside to go potty.