Personality Color: orange

Orange dogs are likely young, energetic, and enthusiastic with lots of love to give! They will thrive with regular exercise, and some training classes would be a good idea. These dogs would be a great companion for an active person who enjoys running or hiking in the park. Fenced-in yard a plus!
  • young
  • male

Bio data

Colbert is a goofy, silly, excitable and playful boy. He is still learning the world around him and can be a little insecure at times. Who can resist a this lovable lap dog who doesn’t know he’s not really a lap dog? He will gladly accept belly rubs, body scritches and affection in all other forms. Being that he is a young boy still, he will need some help learning to settle and keeping his paws on ground. He would benefit from a calm and patient home with people who can teach him manners kindly. You won’t find a more loving dog than him! Colbert is a young 1 year old, 58 pound bundle of joy, who has been at APS since January 2nd. He can’t wait to meet you and find his forever home.

Kids: 13+, jumpy/mouthy, frantic at times, can be overwhelming

Dogs: Some gentle sniffing, prefers gentle dogs, slow intros

Colbert spent some time in foster and this is what the humans had to say!

His weekend activities have included breweries and coffee shops and he is always very well behaved. He can get excited to meet other dogs but only because he wants to be friends with everyone.

Colbert gets excited to see you and will give you lots of love after a day away at work. He has only had a few bathroom accidents but because we didn’t understand the sign he was giving – he knows to go by the door when he needs to go out.

He walks very well on a leash and is very responsive to verbal commands like “leave it, this way, wait (when crossing the street), let’s go”. Colbert’s ideal walking partner will let him sniff away and cover about 1-2 miles per walk. Whenever he gets tired of walking, he will lay on the grass and take a break until he is ready to walk again.

He was a little overwhelmed to be alone during the big storm but within an hour he was playing again and having a blast. Colbert likes squeaky toys, fetch, and tennis balls.

While we are at work, he stays in a playpen and sleeps all day. Whenever we work from home, he loves to take naps on your lap or play by himself.

Colbert has built great confidence with the world around him during this foster experience and may be a little afraid of certain noises. We are currently working on Colbert’s fear of the car. We’ve been working with him and hope that his forever home with give him tons of love and reassurance when he needs to go anywhere.

He also likes to sit on your lap as if he was a 5-lb dog and loves affection.

He does not chew on anything when we are home, but has chewed on certain things when we left him free and alone at the house. Since using the playpen we have had no issues with destructive behavior.