If you like to cuddle, Spike is the dog for you! He is a sweet, lovable senior who wants to be with his people as much as possible. Spike is 10 years old and is a mix of Shih Tzu and Jack Russell. He was surrendered to the shelter by his owners. Spike takes a little bit of time to warm up to new people but once he knows and trusts you, he is an absolute delight. Despite being older, Spike loves to play fetch and loves to have toys around. He chases his tail and will zoom around the house with pure joy. Spike has no problem keeping up with the younger dogs and will happily join them on a long walk. He is being fostered with older kids and a dog and he has been wonderful with both.

Spike’s only quirk is that he does not like to be left alone too much. Being crated causes him to panic and he will bark and try to get out. His foster family is working on leaving him alone in the house in a safe place where he doesn’t feel confined. We think that once he has time to settle in with a new family he will start to relax and feel more secure and the barking and nervousness will lessen. He has had a lot of upheaval in his life the last few weeks and he is understandably a little unsure. With time and consistency, this wonderful dog will realize that he is home to stay.

Spike’s perfect family will live in a detached house and will have someone home most of the time. Spike is neutered, up to date on all vaccines and has received a dental.

Adoption Fee $300