Posted on 12/2/17, and the picture was updated on 7/27/21. Artie was transferred to me on 8/31/17 from the Rebel Ranch Rescue after the founder, Amy Allen, was murdered on 8/21/17. Artie was one of 4 dogs still there that other rescue groups chose not to take. He was scared and tried to chew the leash the first attempt to get him out of his dog pen, so a second leash was used as a muzzle. He seemed to be very attached to his companion Dahlia who shared his dog pen, so was happy to be in a crate next to her for the drive back to our property. After being in a dog pen for about one week. I decided to start letting Artie and Dahlia out to run, and they would chase each other around and then run back into the dog pen when done. After another week of this, I decided to leave the gate open all the time. They eventually moved to another section of our property. Dahlia started climbing our 4 foot perimeter fence, but Artie has stayed on our property and made friends with the other dogs here, so he is not as attached to Dahlia as I first thought. He is still skittish of people, but loves treats and can food, which has made him feel comfortable enough to come up to me on occasion to let me pet him. At first I had to throw treats to him, but now he will take them from my hand, and especially will come for a spoon of can food. He needs a home that will be patient with him, other dogs to play with, and a large fenced area. He likes to get on top of dogs houses and other things to lay down on, and knows where the treats are, so will get into the bags if not sealed up. I was told that Amy called him Smarty Artie. He also has an underbite, which may indicate he is part Boxer. Artie was adopted on 8/1/20 to a young boy for 1.5 months. He was returned due to being terrified of storms, and in the house alone. He can break out of a wire crate, and try to escape a house if someone is not with him, so he would do better with someone who is home a lot. He is also terrified of gunshots and fireworks. Artie was already neutered when transferred, and heartworm negative on 9/1/17. Artie is estimated to have been born around 2014, and weighed 45.4 pounds on 9/1/17; 64.6 pounds on 12/4/20.