Fast Facts
  • Loves cold treats
  • Biggest mama’s boy

  • Loves to play fetch

Izzo is definitely a pistol. He has a huge personality. We say he has FOMO (fear of missing out). He has to be where the action is. He actually gets a little anxious when he feels he’s missing out on some activity! And he wants ALL of the attention that comes with it! Bedtime is his quiet time and the only time he likes to have his space.

He is obsessed with cold treats (ice cubes) and anything that falls to the floor —- he will plop down (as clumsy as you can imagine) and turn into a canine vacuum! Another thing that we’ve found unique — he does not bark, EVER! Not at the mailman, anyone outside, squirrels, etc. He just loves to stare out the window and take it all in.

Izzo is so affectionate — the biggest mama’s boy. Often so much so that personal space is nonexistent.  And he’s probably one of the most well-behaved dogs we’ve had! He always has his listening ears on!

Izzo loves to play fetch for HOURS but doesn’t really chew on toys too much! Luckily during puppy months, we never went through a chewing phase! He loves car rides, swimming, and shockingly loves bath time too (probably because he has your full attention.)

He loves engaging with other dogs and people — almost too much! He goes to grandma and grandpa’s regularly to visit and loves their dogs! We take Izzy and our other Golden, Benny, on walks occasionally. But they prefer dog parks and hiking in the woods where they can be off leash! He is the mediator at the dog park — never in the middle of the pack, but always looking in! Sometimes he gets a little jealous when mom’s attention is with the other pups. Izzy is very obedient and will not stray too far from his mom. He loves to run, run, run! We are taking our first vacation with the dogs in just a few weeks—-heading to South Carolina!

Izzo was adopted by Chelsea and Drew

  • Be at least 23 years of age

  • No children under 6 years of age living in your home

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