Boxer Mix|female|3 years old|40 lbs|Adoption Fee $275
"Hello, my name is fabulous." -Samantha (Jones, Sex and the City)
Updates from Foster Home:
Pupdate 4: Samantha is very sweet to new people entering our apartment. She is a very quick learner and will listen well. When you need to use her crate all you have to do is point to it and she will walk into it very happily!
We found Samantha has allergies and have her on a new grain-free diet. She is doing great on it! In addition, she started to learn how to use a prong collar to help with her reacting to other dogs outside. This has been a great addition for her. The prong collar helps to keep her attention on you so that she does not react to other dogs walking outside. She has been a patient and quick learner with the new collar and now the re-activeness to other dogs outside can be safely controlled!
Pupdate 3: Last weekend, Samantha visited her foster-grandparent’s German Shepherd, Duke. She was great during the 2 hour car ride. She made no noise and slept most of the time during the travel. It was a slow, cautious introduction to Duke because Sam feels threatened by other dogs. They were eventually able settle down on the deck, but not without keeping them in separate “zones.”
Samantha is sweet and very happy to greet people that are without animals. While she is taking baby steps toward being sociable, we are thinking Samantha will do best in a single-pet family, as she likes to be the center of attention.
Pupdate 2: Samantha has been progressing well in her new foster home. She is a smart dog and can learn things very quick. She already knows the sit command very well and has nearly learned lay down as well as stay and come. She walks well on a leash and is learning to walk beside you like a good companion. If she decides to get on furniture, she listens well to get down when asked with no fuss. She takes naps on her bed and is pretty calm for a 3 year old. She loves to play and long walks. She would be great for someone wanting a loving companion and someone to exercise or explore with.
We are slowly getting Samantha adjusted to living with a cat. She has been progressing well. Being highly food motivated, we let her see the cat and give her food as a reward for being calm with the cat. If she does decide to growl or lunge at the cat, we remain calm and give her a treat just to remind her that the cat is nothing to be afraid of. It is good to be patient with her.
Samantha is definitely a dog looking for some love!
Pupdate 1: Samantha has been with me for a couple of weeks now. She took a few days getting adjusted to her new home and was territorial of her space with her foster brother. Well she's over that now and is getting along with her foster brother better every day. She is a sweet, cuddly, and playful girl.
Completely house broken, non-destructive, and able to be left out all day. She has no problem going into her crate either and will go in for naps when the crate door is open. She rarely barks and if she does if told to be quiet switches to a little cute grunt instead of barking.
She has quite the appetite, as the looks of things she had a tough little stretch before coming to Fetch. She's on the skinny side and I'm working on putting some weight on her, so its great that she likes to eat.
She has been going to Waggin Tails for daycare with no problems. She takes a little while to warm up to dogs and is not a fan of sudden face to face meetings. She knows the command sit, is learning her name and walks well on a leash.
Overall, just a great dog that wants some love.