Ernie is a super-cute 3 year-old Terrier mix male with an adorable underbite suggesting there might be something like Shih Tzu in his family tree. He was found as a stray along with Henry, who we think is his brother, and brought to an overcrowded county dog shelter together to see if an owner could be located. When they weren’t claimed, they made the trip to Canine Lifeline so they would be able to relax in a foster home while they searched for permanent new homes. Ernie is as cute as a button but can be quite a rowdy little guy. He loves playing rough with his brother Henry but also gets along well with other playful dogs. Ernie does not need to be adopted with Henry but anyone looking for a fun-loving pair of little cuties ought to consider these two. If Ernie is not adopted with Henry, we do want to place him in a home with another dog. He wouldn’t be happy as an only dog. In true Terrier fashion, Ernie can be quite vocal at times so would not be well-suited to apartment or condo living. He is getting the hang of crate-training in his foster home and, with some direction from his new family, should be able to pick up the house rules quickly in his new home. Ernie does a little bit of submissive peeing in new situations but gets over that quickly once he’s comfortable somewhere and with someone new. Leash walking is apparently a new experience for him and something that he will need to continue to work on in his new home. Ernie is very friendly with people and loves to snuggle with his human friends. He weighs about 12 pounds and his adoption fee is $250. He’s neutered, heartworm negative and on monthly preventative, up to date on vaccinations including bivalent canine influenza, wormed, on flea and tick preventative, and microchipped. As part of the adoption process, all adopters must commit to a two-week adjustment period to make sure it’s a great match before the adoption is finalized. Please email if you’re interested in Ernie. An approved application is required before we schedule meets with any of our dogs. We have no foster homes with young children so aren’t comfortable placing any of them in a home with children less than 7 years of age. We try to respond to inquiries within 72 hours so if you haven’t heard from us within that time frame, please check your junkmail or spam folder to make sure our reply hasn’t landed in there.