Meet Major!

Status Adoption Ready
Intake Type Owner Surrender
Intake Date 04/20/2019
Age 4 years
Gender Male
Weight 60 lbs
Energy Level Medium
Good w/ other dogs Yes except large breed dogs
Good w/cats Unknown
Good w/kids Yes
Object aggression None noted
Special Needs Other (more info in bio)
Medications Monthly Heartworm and Flea/Tick Preventative; eye ointment; special hydrolyzed dog food
Crate trained Yes
House trained Yes
Adoption Fee $600

Major came to IBR from a very loving family who simply no longer had the financial means to care for him.  Major has allergies and we are working on identifying the source. He has been taken off all allergy medication, and placed on a special hydrolyzed dog food to identify if his allergies are protein based.  This food may very well be his required diet going forward, and adopters will need to carefully consider the expense.  The food costs around $100 per 20 pounds bag but, keeping in mind, the cost will likely offset the expense of allergy meds he may be able to forego.  We are still in the trial and error phase with his diagnosis but seem to believe we are on the right track.  His skin and folds are improving vastly.

Major is 4 years old, is as sweet as can be, and has lived amicably with small children and other dogs his size or smaller.  Major has been observed interacting with very large dogs, and he gets nervous, up to nippy.  He is not recommended for homes with large breed dogs (such as Great Danes or Rottweilers). He is housebroken and crate trained.  He knows sit and is a total love bug.

Major has slight vision deficient from his continual dry eye.  In foster care, we are seeing some improvement in his vision but he must have eye lubricant a couple times per day for the remainder of his life.

This little guy is around 60 pounds currently and has started to work on slimming down some, and increasing his activity level. He absolutely loves to go on walks and car rides.  He is quite gentle on leash and keeps constant eye contact on his handler, which may be due to his vision impairment.

Major will not be in rescue long at all, so if you’re interested, and committed to his long-term medical needs, we urge you to apply today.