How in the world did this little guy end up at a county dog shelter as a stray? We’re really scratching our heads on this one as this adorable 8 month-old Retriever/Sheltie mix pup was indeed an unclaimed stray at an overcrowded rural county dog shelter. From there, he made the trip to Canine Lifeline so he could take his time finding the perfect new home. They just don’t come any cuter than Higgins. He’s close to full-grown and only weighs about 20 pounds so is reminiscent of a pint-sized Golden Retriever. Higgins has been the perfect guest in his foster home. For a youngster, he’s been quite a well-mannered little guy—excellent crate manners and wonderful with other dogs. He’s going to love enrolling in an obedience class with his new family to learn all he can and show everyone how smart he is. Higgins is going to make one lucky person or family VERY happy. 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 info@caninelifeline.org if you’re interested in Higgins. An approved application is required before we schedule meets with any of our dogs. Please note that we don’t place our dogs in homes with children under 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.