Meet Howie, an endearing and unique character looking for his forever home. He’s 17 pounds, 18 months old, and was rescued from Smyth Country in VA. With his big ears, friendly eyes, and athletic nature, Howie makes the perfect partner to go on new adventures with!
At the dog park, Howie truly rules the roost, with other dogs following his lead on all the agility courses. This leader of the pack loves to play with all dogs, and his playfulness easily wins him new friends. He loves to run around outdoors, and he’s a nature lover at heart. Howie’s prowess doesn’t end at just the dog park though – he has brains in addition to brawn. Naturally intelligent and extremely bright, Howie learns new tricks very easily. In fact, he already knows how to sit, shake and high-five! He has an alert, observant disposition. Howie loves to play fetch, and he is obsessed with any and all squeaky toys. Howie can be wary of strangers sometimes, but he also warms up very easily to new people.
Howie is perfectly well-behaved on his own when his foster Mary is at work – he never chews clothes or shoes or anything he’s not supposed to! You don’t have to worry about leaving him by himself while you’re gone. He is completely house-trained, and he even considerately lets his foster mom sleep all night without waking her up! Howie loves going for car rides, though he can get a little carsick. He lets out his silly side sometimes when he mimics sirens that are passing by.
With beautiful black hair that doesn’t shed at all, Howie is perfect for those looking for a hypoallergenic or non-shedding pet. Fit as a fiddle, Howie’s an energetic and active dog, though he can also be very calm and laidback. Howie is amazing with children and loves playing with all kids, and kids in turn take to him easily also. He is a big-time cuddler, and one of his favorite pastimes is to snuggle with you under a mountain of blankets. Howie’s looking for his next cuddle buddy, partner-in-crime, best friend, and loving owner!
Learn more about adopting Howie here: http://www.citydogsrescuedc.org/available-dogs.html#action_0=pet&animalID_0=7522522&petIndex_0=42