Barks and Meows Rescue introduces Kipper. He is an 18-month-old Cattle Dog/Shepherd mix. He weighs about 40lbs. He has a medium-length coat. He was found as a stray and brought to a shelter. KIpper has a wonderful disposition. He is calm and focused on whatever task he is performing. He is very smart and a mid energy guy. He loves playing with other dogs and is very social with them in the foster home. This guy is very food motivated making training so much easier. He is housebroken and crate trained. This fellow enjoys lots of cuddles. He likes attention from one person at a time, including children, though he is still mouthy. He has the softest fur which is a Cattledog trait. He does well in the vehicle and on a leash which was a nice surprise. He has a large dog appetite so his food is measured out twice daily so he doesn't overeat. He is food motivated which has helped him learn to not mind being crated for feeding time or if the foster family is out. We do not believe he likes cats. The ideal home for Kipper is one where he gets to spend a lot of time with the family and their pets. He should be going out for a couple of good walks or hikes every day. A resident canine would be best for Kipper. He will be a very good off-leash walking partner on trails once he has bonded with the family. He is a medium-size dog so he can be lifted if need be. We would love to see him take obedience classes just so he can use his trait of focusing on tasks at hand regularly. He will be the star of the class, we are sure of that. Kipper is neutered, up to date with vaccines, heartworm tested negative and on flea/tick prevention. He is also microchipped. A fully fenced yard, a second playful, socialized resident canine in the home and a Veterinarian history of compliance are mandatory to apply for Kip. A farm or property with acreage without fencing would be considered due to his breed mix and the dynamics of the applicant's home.