Meet Michael Keaton!
Introducing Michael Keaton! He is a 6 year old Papillon. He weighs a whopping 7lbs - although he is tiny, he has quite the firecracker personality! Mike is a very busy, highly active pup that enjoys long walks and hikes (he loves to explore and sniff) - no calm lap dog here. We know that he has had 3 homes in the last 2 years (two owners passed away and the third home was expecting a baby) so he is now looking for his true furever home. Mike was likely never shown any boundaries and can be quite a brat! Mike fits the breed description for Papillons to a "T" - high energy, lively, aloof with strangers, and spirited. Mike, like some Papillons, is touch-sensitive and has a fearful aversion to being pet or picked up. We are working with his training and he is doing very well - he is an intelligent boy and is very food motivated. His adopters will need to be patient with Mike, giving him time to learn to trust. In just a matter of weeks, Mike has become quite affectionate with some of the volunteers, and accepting of physical handling from them, but he is still a work in progress. He will never be a social butterfly, but will truly be a one-person dog. Mike should go to a home where his family will set/continually reinforce rules and boundaries for him. He will thrive in the presence of owners who can appreciate his quirkiness and who have experience managing small dogs with BIG personalities. Mike needs a home without children, but he is mostly indifferent to other dogs and may do well sharing a home with a calm, confident Toy breed dog. No kitties for Mike please. For more information about Michael Keaton, please contact Michelle at firstname.lastname@example.org.