People are constantly falling in love with Stitch's face. They say he looks like a cute gargoyle. Born in 2011, Stitch came to Best Friends from a rescue organization in California. Stitch has a few medical difficulties: he has had previous heart surgeries, and has a heart murmur grade five out of six. He takes prescription medication for his heart, and he gets eye drops daily. He's also very heat sensitive because of his heart condition and his short muzzle, so it's important that he goes for walks when it's not too hot outside.
Stitch absolutely loves to be around people. He is cuddly, sweet and would make a great couch potato. He can wedge his compact, 60-pound body into his caregivers' laps and snuggle for as long as time allows. He does best in calm, quiet environments and when the person leashing him is calm and follows a routine, because sometimes he gets overly excited. When it comes to other dogs, Stitch can be defensive when he first meets them, but he usually warms up. He'd do best in a home without cats.
Stitch does well riding in a car, although he needs a boost to get in. On hotter days, instead of walks, he likes to ride on the golf cart around Dogtown, feeling the breeze in his face. Stitch is crate trained and eats his meals in a crate. Despite his medical challenges, he is friendly and easygoing with the Best Friends veterinary staff and has been great for medical handling here. If you'd enjoy having a cute little gargoyle who'll curl up with on the couch with you and stroll by your side when it's cool outside, Stitch may be your guy.
Stitch has a couple generous sponsors who will cover a portion of his adoption costs.