Intake Date: December 17, 2019
Origination Place: Amelia, OH
Last Update: 1/6/20
Age: 1.5 yrs
DOB: May 28, 2018
Weight: 34 pounds
Energy Level: Moderate to High
Color & Markings: Red and white
Good with other dogs: Yes
Good with cats: Yes
Good with kids: BBR Policy states no children under the age of 8+.
Object aggression: None
Special Needs: None
Medications: May need some attention for allergies/itching (taking benadryl daily, which is helping), and will need regular ear washings, regular heartworm & flea prevention.
Crate Trained: Moderately
House Trained: No, but I am working on it
Physical Fence Required: Preferred
Adoption donation: $600
I am a curious, playful girl. Once I am comfortable, I am very food motivated (especially for cheese!). I love enrichment toys that involve food -- I will happily chase a kibble-dispensing ball around the house by myself, and I love when my dinner in served in my snuffle mat! I also love attention from humans. I occasionally get the zoomies and need some time to run, but most of the time I prefer quiet play and naps close to my human friends. My foster family anticipates that I will be a very cuddly dog once I settle into my forever home.
I very much do not like being picked up. I find it very scary and it makes me very upset. I am very responsive to positive reinforcement, and my fosters are working with me so that I can be more comfortable when I am lifted into the car. I can be timid, but am still curious and able to adapt. Loud noises or other surprises can be stressful for me. In an uncomfortable situation, I may want some privacy in my crate, or I may shadow my human companion very closely -- it all depends on my mood that day. I am also still learning to get comfortable walking on my harness -- it makes me a little nervous to be out on my leash, but I am growing more comfortable with practice.
I get along with:
I like being around humans, but new people and new places can be overwhelming, so I appreciate a slow, patient introduction. I have not been around dogs or cats in my foster home, but my fosters do not have any reason to believe that I will not get along with other animals in my forever home. As with people, I will definitely need an adoptive family willing to understand that I will need time and space in order to open up to them.
My ideal home:
I would like to be in a home with people who have the time who help me learn how to be comfortable with my surroundings. I am very curious and I am very smart, so I would like to have people who know how to positively reinforce my good behavior. I am crate trained and I like to spend time there during the day right now, so I do not need constant supervision, but I am still a young girl and energetic, so a family who can also devote time to keeping me active would be best. Although my foster home does not have another dog, it would be best if my adoptive family does have another well socialized dog in the household, so that I can learn from that dog what it means to be a household pet. A role model will help me with my training as well.
My ideal adopter:
My ideal adopter will be someone patient who is willing to give me the time I need to get comfortable, and to help me with my training. I am a very smart girl and have made great strides in my time with my fosters -- I just need some help learning what is expected of me.
My intake info: Shelter surrender
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