Plott Hound/Mountain Cur Mix|female|2 years old|66 lbs|Adoption Fee $275
Updates from Foster Home:
Pupdate 5: Lot's of improvement this past week. We've had a LOT of teens through the house this summer... specifically the last couple weeks! Daisy has a fear of loud bouncy things... like teenagers! BUT, we keep trying to show her it's ok, they aren't out to hurt her. I still keep a leash on her when new people come over just in case, but I'm working on loosening my grip so that she doesn't sense fear from me holding her back... she's also been able to make decisions on her own while still under control. She's done well and all teens around her have been so respectful of her space. She's gone up, sniffed, gotten pets... this is such a great thing to see. The rest of her day is spent being fairly lazy. She loves walks, snoozing on the couch and looking sweetly into your eyes for treats!! YAY DAISY!!
Pupdate 4: Looking for a UNICORN :
I'd like to find someone that is an experienced dog owner and/or willing to work with her and have patience & time to continue working on that 2% reactivity. (Please see blog for more info on her 2%) I'm also looking for someone that doesn't have small kids. A calm environment would be perfect for her. She can be left alone uncrated, doesn't chew on things, she's actually a bit of a hoarder. She's perfectly potty trained and is perfect on leash. She is an amazing dog that is ready to give you all the love she has to offer. She's calm, sweet, smart, beautiful & loyal. Are you her person?
Please see Daisy's Blog update : http://www.fetchwi.org/daisy
Pupdate 3: My ideal family would be experienced dog owners who have time and patience to work with me on training and confidence. I would like a home without young children, and need slow intros to other dogs and cats.
Pupdate 2: I had the opportunity to sit this great girl for a week. I’ll admit she was nervous for a day and a half, but once we hit the trail for a run... the most awesome thing happened. She went from uncertain to confident. Smelling, running, pointing, never too far from me, and takes commands.
Needs affection and love because she has so much to give. Daisy has a history, but this dog is so affectionate and loving despite what she’s been through. She wants to learn, loves to snuggle, and needs someone to help with her confidence. Patience with her is a must, it took days to bond with her, but the reward is worth it, she is fantastic! Walks great on a leash, totally potty trained, you can leave her out during the day. I watch her on a camera and she’s only sleeping while I’m gone. Get ready to bond with this girl... she’s so awesome. Take a good look, she is a keeper!
Pupdate 1: What can I say about this beautiful girl? She's had a super rough start down south but luckily was rescued and finally taken care of the way she deserves. She came to us on a little prop plane in late May very, very pregnant. She was shy and scared, and it took constant love and affection for days on end to get her to look us in the eyes and finally wag that long tail.
Over the next two weeks, we prepared to have her puppies and she did wonderful during the birthing process. She was such a loving, caring mother to her newborns. The 3 weeks that followed, she did what her instincts told her... she was impeccable with her pups. However, she also let us know that she was very protective of them too. We had only known Daisy as either pregnant or with pups - so we weren't sure if her behavior was because of them or if this is just how she was.
The puppies were weaned right at the 3 week mark. The pups then went to another foster home and everyone has thrived since. Daisy still gets to visit her pups regularly even! Since weaning the puppies, Daisy has really grown into a much more confident girl. She's great on leash, she's never had an accident indoors. She a super sweet girl that's learning that the world isn't such a terrible place. She has done well with teenage children and with other dogs when her puppies aren't around. When she's learned to trust you, she will give you the most adoring looks and lots of love.
She's still got some work to do though and is making great progress. Daisy would love her next family to be calm/gentle souls, someone that is willing to train her on the basics (sit, stay, down, etc), and people who can give her the patience needed to keep building her confidence around new things. We've worked with her some on the basics, but most of our time is spent on her confidence. Daisy may also occasionally get nervous or surprised by sudden or loud movements. She's getting better at calming down quickly and distraction seems to work well with her, but something her adopters will need to be mindful of.
Daisy is a fantastic, sweet, loving dog, and she deserves the very best. Are you her person?
For more info on Daisy, check out her blog : http://www.fetchwi.org/daisy