Chong (aka Iggy)'s Sponsorship Page
Chong (aka Iggy)

Name: Chong

DOB: 7/2/2019

Adoption Fee: 375.00

Hi friends! My name is Iggy and I’m super excited to meet you. I’ve been living in Minneapolis for the last eight months. I came from a tough situation in Texas where I was called Chong, but Iggy is my preferred name. I weigh 50 pounds (all muscle!) and recently celebrated my first birthday! Woohoo!

My breed is Blue Heeler (Australian Cattle Dog) and Bully mix with a little bit of German Sheperd. I am a high energy dog and I have a big silly wiggly happy personality. I make my mom laugh every day. I love playing hard with the other dog in my house. I also try to play with the cat. Sometimes he plays with me but sometimes he swats at me. I can’t figure him out! I would do best in a house with a playful tolerant dog or dogs that can help keep me busy. I would do okay in a home with no other pets if there are people at home most of the time who can give me lots of walks and attention. Also I am not into dog parks. Too many dogs at once stresses me out! But I love playing one-to-one or in small groups in my yard.

I am looking to join an active home where we will go on daily walks (or runs or hikes!) I can go and go. Also, I do great walking on a leash when it is attached to my harness. Although sometimes I’ll pull when I see a squirrel!

In addition to daily exercise, I need a home where I can get a lot of human attention. Otherwise, I get bored. And when I’m bored, I let you know by barking and bringing you my toys. You can keep me entertained with puzzle toys, tug toys, fetch, chews, brain games, training games, or a frozen peanut butter filled Kong is great! Did I mention I completed basic training? I’m a good listener and eager to please. An advanced training class would be something fun we could do to bond together!

At the end of the day, I love to cuddle up with you. Best of all is my head on your lap. I’d love to sleep in bed with you too. I am great snuggler and I give very gentle kisses.

A couple things you should know about me: I should only live with adults or older kids who know how to be calm. Sometimes I bark at new people until I am sure they are my friend. I mean no harm! Sometimes I jump up on people but only because I want to give my new friend some affection. If you remind me, I do a pretty good job of sitting & staying, especially if you have some treats in your pocket when new people come over!

I hope you will take chance on a great guy like me. We are going to have so much fun together!


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