Irish Creme "Irish"
Intake Date: 10/18/18
Last Update: 11/07/18
Date Available: 11/16/18
Accepting Applications until:
Energy Level: Low
Color & Markings: Red & white
Good with other dogs: Yes
Good with cats: Unknown
Good with kids: BBR Policy states no children under the age of 8+.
Object aggression: None
Special Needs:Severely overweight and on a prescription weight loss diet
Medications: Monthly heartworm & flea preventive; Once daily folds and tail pocket cleaning with medicated wipes
Crate Trained: Yes
House Trained: Yes
Physical Fence Required: No
My Ideal Home:
Irish is happy-go-lucky in every sense; easy going, lighthearted and cheerfully indifferent. She loves to have her belly scratched and will let you do it for as long as you can stand it. She likes to keep an eye on her pack, and is best with a routine so she can anticipate their comings & goings.
Irish is crate trained. She has never objected to going into or being in her crate. Periodically she will head to her crate for napping or just hanging out with the door wide open.
Irish is house trained, but had 3 incidents of peeing in her crate overnight while in her foster home. In those cases she did not ‘ask’ to go out before bedtime and headed straight for her crate. Now she is led outside before lights out in the evening, no Ifs, Ands or Buts!
Irish is never excited to go on a walk, and it sometimes takes a gentle nudge from behind to get her to move forward, but once she’s moving she continues on with no objections. She walks very slowly, so her perfect owner is someone who can match her pace and strength, and is dedicated to getting her fit. She is very curious about the dogs she meets on her walks. If they are aggressive, she pushes on, if they are friendly, she might exchange a business card or two and then she pushes on. She is very good with people and has reacted to a few, regardless of age & temperament by barking.
Irish and the resident dog in her foster home get along quite well. There have been two incidents of her voicing her displeasure with him. In the first, the resident dog got a little excited, jumped on the sofa and landed very close to Irish while she was nearly asleep. In the second, the resident dog snapped at her and she would have none of it! Irish rarely reacts to dogs walking down the sidewalk while she is in the yard. Occasionally she is curious enough to approach the gate or following them along the fence line.
Irish does not play with toys.
Stairs are very difficult for Irish, no doubt due to her excessive weight.
Irish’s tail pocket and facial folds must be cleaned daily.
Irish seems to do well in a car. She is too big for her foster family to easily load and unload her, but the few times they did, she laid down and was not overly excited or anxious.
Irish does not like vacuum cleaners! She gets perky if we get close to landscapers operating leaf blowers.
Irish has significant tartar building up and would benefit greatly from a teeth cleaning and possible extractions in the future.
Irish’s ideal home is with someone who is looking for a companion while they watch TV or read, but who will get her out for short walks and help her keep her weight down. One of her favorite things is a daily walk, rain or shine, at her pace where she can consider the variations in every leaf and blade of grass she encounters. She is partial to quiet evenings hanging out with her pack and lots of napping throughout the day on a soft, cushy bed.
Prior to applying to adopt Irish please review our adoption process on our website with rules and process information.
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