CongRATulations to the Spencer family.
Hawk is about 4 years old, and is a handsome example of a rat terrier! He is about 14″ at the shoulder and weighs about 18 pounds. He’s very friendly and happily greets everyone he sees. Hawk says riding in the car is fun, and his foster mom makes sure the window is down (and locked) 2 or 3 inches so he can smell the outside air. He is good on a leash and and gets very excited when he sees his harness. Hawk loves to sleep in the bed, either on top or underneath the covers, depending on the weather. This smart guy is reliably housebroken and a doggie door champ! Hawk is quite a talker — he grumbles and groans when he is settling down to a nap or shifting under the bedcovers at night. “Louie” is the name given to him by the shelter folks, but he responds to the name “Hawk.” His foster mom thought he deserved a new name in his new life, which fits the Mohawk-like streak down the back of his neck. Hawk likes his new name! He has good manners, sitting quietly, waiting for his turn for treats or dinner. He knows what a “hug” is, and will ask for one by sitting at your feet and pawing the air. He will get onto his foster mom’s lap for short hugs, but is not a clinging vine. He is an independent guy when it comes to the mushy stuff. He loves to play and wrestle with his people, and has a soft mouth. He minds well. During a recent visit, Hawk enjoyed the grandkids (4, 7 and 9) for an afternoon of play. He does play with other dogs, especially his rat terrier housemates. This young man will make a fun and loving companion and an excellent watchdog. Is he for you? See more of Hawk in his foster home: http://imageevent.com/ratterrierresq/louie