Literally wearing his “heart” on his face, Elliot was born to love and be loved. Although timid in any new environment, time and patience are key to earning his trust and winning his heart. Still somewhat shy with his foster mom and hesitant about being touched, he does enjoy having his belly rubbed when the moment’s just right.
In spite of his shyness, Elliot is spunky, curious and extremely energetic for such a small senior. He loves romping around the yard, following after his foster mom like a devoted doggy shadow, and playing with both her 9-year-old daughter and his small, easygoing canine foster sister. He also loves rubbing his face all over any blanket he sees, then burrowing into it.
Fully crate trained, he sleeps soundly inside it through the night, napping late, then going outside to potty. (To prevent accidents, his foster mom leaves the back door open during the day).
Preferring females to males, Elliot is quite protective of his foster mom and her daughter, and being cautious, he’ll require time and tender patience adjusting to a forever home, particularly one with boys (a friendly female dog may be a bonus). He also needs a securely fenced yard since he’s not yet trained for walks (he’ll wear a collar but he’s not fond of leashes).
Elliot is neutered, up to date on vaccinations and microchipped. To meet or adopt Elliot, fill out an application and a volunteer will contact you shortly.