This little guy has had a rough go of it over the last six months but he’s ready to put the past behind him and make a fresh start in a new home. Hobbes is a 5-6 year-old fluffy guy who looks to be a mix of Shih Tzu and Cocker Spaniel–just a guess of course! After Hobbes’ previous owner died over the summer, he was left outside to largely fend for himself. When rescued in October, he was matted, full of fleas, and in need of lots of TLC. From the shelter, he went to a rescue that cares for many cats and small dogs but, in their experience, Hobbes was not cat-friendly and not reliably good with other dogs his size or smaller so he ended up back at the shelter. Hobbes then made the trip to Canine Lifeline so he would have more time to relax and find the perfect new home. Hobbes has really come out of his shell since he’s been with us. He loves people and has lots of fun at adoption events where he can meet and greet. He loves to be held and cuddled. Hobbes would probably enjoy being the only pet in the home as he absolutely loves attention from people and doesn’t like to share attention with other animals.  A quiet, adults-only home without a lot of visitors would be the best situation for Hobbes. He has been fine meeting dogs in his foster home so would likely do well meeting dogs on his walk. He also met cats at the vet clinic and didn’t real show any interest in them. Hobbes walks well on a leash and has a little prance in his step that is very charming. He is working on crate-training and housetraining in his foster home and will need to continue both in his new home. Hobbes weighs about 18 pounds but looks a bit bigger than that. His adoption fee is $200. He’s neutered, heartworm negative and on monthly preventative, up to date on vaccinations, wormed, on flea preventative, and microchipped. All Canine Lifeline adoptions come with a two-week trial period to make sure it’s a great match before the adoption is finalized. Please email info@caninelifeline.org if you’re interested in Hobbes. An approved application is required before we schedule meets with any of our dogs. All of our dogs come to us from county dog pounds so we have no history on them. We also have no foster homes with young children so aren’t comfortable placing any of them in a home with children less than 4-5 years of age. We try to respond to inquiries within 24-48 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.