hound mix|female|4 months old|22 lbs|Adoption Fee $325
Updates from Foster Home:
Pupdate 1: What can I say about Denali, besides that she’s one of the most beautiful puppies around, inside and out? She could be a supermodel, or a poster child for a “Why you should adopt a hound” campaign!
Ms. Denali is an absolute delight. She is an exceptionally easy puppy. She is smart and affectionate, with a chill hound attitude. She is housetrained and already knows several tricks. She is great with cats and other dogs (she loves puppy daycare). She seems to have been born with phenomenal leash manners and perfect car manners; she is an A+++ phenomenal cuddler; and she sleeps through nail trims and vet visits. She has never been mouthy or possessive—she will even give up her food to the cats if they ask. I have almost never heard her bark. She loves nesting in piles of blankets, and never chews on them.
She would like you to know that any time she’s not being cuddled, she would REALLY like to be playing fetch, please. I have never in my life seen a dog so dedicated to the love of the tennis ball! Because of the amount of energy she has to burn on this game, I would recommend that she go to a home with a yard (a huge advantage to this is that she is very easy to exercise—you just sit there, and she will literally throw the ball right back into your hands!). Maybe a future flyball star? She’d make a great running partner too.
She does struggle with some puppy separation/crate anxiety, because she would really rather just go everywhere with her person, and the crate really bums her out if she’s alone. She sleeps fine in her crate next to the bed at night, but as of right now, I keep her confined to a puppy-proof room when I am gone rather than the crate (she panics when left alone in the crate, but has seemed perfectly content to hang out in a puppy-proofed bathroom). If you would like her to be fully crate-trained instead, you will need to commit to extra time and positive reinforcement training to help her get over her crate claustrophobia.
The most important things in life for Denali are: Cuddles, playing fetch, making blanket nests, and squeaky toys. Now she’d like to be one of the most important things in your life!