Little Sparky looks more like a toy than a dog. He's about seven, mostly Maltese and.... how did this sweet little guy ever become a stray? The world is a strange place. Sparky was easy to harness since he's very comfortable with people, plus his cuddly sweater (stays on both in and out of the shelter) gives the harness a snug fit. Interesting side note; I had just come from a lecture and sat next to a woman whose knitting group does sweaters for the shelter's little dogs - kind, caring people are all around us. Back to our outing.
We had gone just a short distance on our walk and Sparky let me know that his feet liked smooth soft surfaces. I think he has been mostly an inside dog. He is wonderful on the leash, very responsive and easy to walk. We stopped in the exercise yard on the way back where Sparky showed me that he could come and sit for treats (videos). He showed interest in other dogs but was not fearful or aggressive. He was easy to return to his kennel; no gate charging, just bounced up toward the front to great some hall visitors. He's really a cute little guy. Let's hope he finds his new home with lots of comfortable inside time soon.