We brought Iggy in in early October. He was a local mutt who we have seen almost daily for a year or so. He would walk all the way into Antigua from somewhere near El Hato every day, presumably to mooch food in town. Several bar staff knew him and fed him when he cruised by their businesses. On October 9th, we passed him staggering up the road, left foreleg dangling uselessly and clearly in extreme pain. He collapsed part way up, and we gently picked him up and took him to our veterinarian.
He was x-rayed and it was determined that he had likely been hit by a car and had a seriously fractured humerus, along with damage to the radial nerve. We decided to have the leg amputated. Iggy recovered from the surgery astoundingly quickly, and settled into life at his foster home without a hitch.
Iggy is very playful and spunky and he loves to play tug and chase toys. He gets around amazingly well, and keeps up with all the dogs on walks. He jumps into the car, rides happily, and got along great with the dogs in his first foster home. He did tend to chase the cat, and his current foster mom confirms that he is a sport-chaser of cats, so would do best in a home without them (for the kitties’ sakes!)
He was ready for adoption in early November and we sent him up to San Francisco. He currently lives in a wonderful foster home with multiple other dogs. His foster says that he is very well behaved, and seems to be completely house trained. He has displayed some leash frustration toward other dogs when out on walks, but off-leash he is perfectly fine. He also gets over-excited when people visit, and becomes nippy when he tips into this level. Because of this, we feel he would do best in a home without kids, or at least, in a home without little kids. He is doing well with ‘sit to say hello’, and we will give potential adopters training support for this behavior and any leash issues that may crop up.
Iggy is a fantastic little dog! He is friendly, bold, playful and just plain fun. He is neutered, fully vaccinated, and healthy.