ARCHIE

10-25-09

  • Adopted: 10-25-09
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 5-6 yrs
  • Size: 42 lbs
  • Color: Tri
  • Cats: Unknown
  • Dogs: Yes
  • Traits: This 5-6 year old, 42-pound bouncing bundle of boy joy epitomizes setter companionship.

This 5-6 year old, 42-pound bouncing bundle of boy joy epitomizes setter companionship. Archie loves to sit quietly next to you with his head on your knee, sometimes with one eye out the window for a squirrel. Want him to sit on your lap? He's happy to oblige. Invite him to bed ... whoa, now we are getting somewhere. Not your cup of tea? No worries, he's also very happy to sleep quietly in his crate until you are ready to get up.

Archie's favorite things to do are chase butterflies (and leaves - he LOVES fall!), play with toys (especially squeaky ones), run around (all setters love that!) and have snacks. Did we mention he loves to cuddle people? He will spoon other dogs too if he can sit in a prime person position. People love Archie too. They think his goofy topknot is especially delicious. He greets everybody with a head wiggle that radiates from topknot to tail.

Archie gets along well with the other dogs in his foster home. This sweet boy knows how to keep a low profile and how to invite our dogs to play. Sometimes Archie has a big bark when he's not sure about a new sound but he quiets down quickly when you let him know everything is okay. He may also bark a bit when we are not home, although he is never anxious when we come in the door and is likely barking just as we pull in the driveway. A good watchdog!

Archie would enjoy attending a positive-reinforcement obedience class with you to show you all his tricks, bond with you and learn a little more about leash walking. Archie is housetrained, good with other dogs, happy and healthy. This lover boy is ready to meet his forever family.