AJ is a handsome 25 lb., 8 month old, male Sheltie/Retriever mix. This sweetheart has a lean build that makes him light on his feet and he is pretty fast and agile. AJ is enthusiastic about every thing going on and is simply a joy to have around; though he does need some work on not jumping when he is excited, he is smart and treat motivated. His enthusiasm and happiness for his freedom, his friends, his people, and his toys is truly unbeatable. He gets along well with the other dogs in his foster home and though he does need to improve his manners with other dogs, he will play with anyone and everyone. Once he’s had his playtime, AJ loves his cuddle time with his foster mom on the couch (ear rubs are a favorite!) and laying by his foster mom’s feet while she’s working. Although initially afraid to be outside in his foster home, AJ now has a blast running and playing and is precious to watch. Still very much a puppy, he does find things to put into his mouth but fortunately, he is good about being redirected to his toys when it is not something he should have. This guy is crate trained, house trained, comes when called and working on sit, (his enthusiasm makes it hard for him to sit). AJ is a bit like that mischievous kid who gets in trouble, but because he’s so cute you can’t help but laugh. This darling baby is ready to settle in a home that will enjoy and appreciate him as much as his foster family does.