Valentino is a gorgeous sweetheart! He is a happy and mellow gentleman with great manners. He loves people, and he gets lots of compliments on his soft tiger-striped coat and his charming personality. When first meeting a new human, he sometimes acts a little insecure but wags his whole body, and with positive energy he gains confidence very quickly.
He is house trained, crate trained, neutered, and up to date on shots. Valentino is heartworm+, and is undergoing heart worm treatment like a champ. As part of the treatment, we have reigned in physical activity and kept him as calm as possible.
Regardless, Valentino seems to be calm by nature. He likes to hang out and snooze in the same room as his people, and follows us around the house. He loves stuffed toys, bones, and treats. Valentino would be happy in a home with or without dogs. He lives harmoniously with his senior foster sister dog who is of similar size, and has spent a lot of time with an 8 lb chihuahua/terrier mix. He has gotten along well with the few dogs he has met, but he has not played with them (high energy playtime has not been encouraged because of his heart worm treatment).
If you are looking for an easy-going, sweet, and affectionate companion, put in an application and get to know Valentino!