Hogan is about 40lbs and is just the right amount of squish and muscle. In fact, he's quite the athlete! He can leap over a baby gate in a single bound and his zoomies around the backyard are basically a blur. Hogan is 3yo, but we don't think he ever got the attention he deserved as a young puppy. He's certainly making up for lost time, and always prefers to be in your lap or following you around the house to see what you're up to. Hogan is also learning polite house manners that he was never taught as a pup. He's nearly mastered potty training in the few weeks he's been in his foster home and is already a perfect, easygoing gentleman when walking on a leash. Plus he sleeps peacefully in his crate every night. His foster has an awesome foundation started for him, and can definitely give you a good start on how to pickup where she left off. Luckily, Hogan is very food and handler motivated, meaning he'll do anything for something tasty ESPECIALLY when it makes his favorite humans happy.
We think Hogan would be happiest as your one and only pet at home, but he'd love to have dog friends for playdates and see them when out and about! He could even possibly be your first dog, and once he settles in and feels totally comfortable with you, potentially add another. But after being dumped in a literal pile of trash before coming to ABR, he can be a bit insecure about losing his humans to another dog and sharing his space (understandably!). So we would really like for his family to make sure they 'get' him and make him feel safe before brining another dog in down the road. Hogan is marked as "I don't like kids" because we think he would be best with teenagers and older, while he's still learning manners and important life skills like not to jump at something he thinks is a tasty snack in your hand. He's definitely not aggressive! Just a very silly boy who is full of love and joy.
Hogan's eyes were horribly neglected before coming to ABR, and he has had multiple procedures and vet visits to fix them. But because of what he's been through, he will always need eye drops to keep irritation at a minimum. He doesn't love this, and his family needs to understand that he requires a gentle hand to help him get through his fears.