QUICK FACTS: ✔️ Good with other dogs! ✔️ Crate trained! ✔️ Good for beginner dog owner!
Rottweiler Mix|female|10 months old|41 lbs|Adoption Fee $375
Updates from Foster Home:
Pupdate 3: Anne is now a proud graduate of the Dog Den Dream Team 1 training class! She's got a solid base of good habits to build on, and she's a quick learner and very eager to earn her treats. She LOVES doggie daycare at the Dog Den as well, and has been enjoying making lots of new friends (one update from them said she had so many different playmates it's like she had them on rotation!) With that outlet for her energy and continued work on training, she's been a lot more low-key at home, often content to stretch out on the bed and doze or chomp on a Kong or 'pork rib'. When she does get the zoomies, her puppy energy is easier to manage, too.
Anne also loves to sit outside and keep an eye on the neighborhood. She'll sit happily in our yard, watching the neighbors come and go (and taking a keen interest in the turkeys that wander up and down our street, although she's never gone after them.) She can be shy and nervous in crowds, but she warms up quickly to people in smaller groups, and she loves dogs! We think she'd do great in an active family, in a home with resident dogs who would be good playmates or mentors, or else with a family who'd keep her in daycare so she gets plenty of playtime and has an outlet for her energy. She's a total sweetheart and her expressive little face is easy to fall in love with!
Pupdate 2: Anne is such a smart, respectful, and energetic pup, although she’s got such an irrepressible pool of puppy energy that it sometimes gets in the way of her good judgement. After a day at daycare or an hour or two with a similarly playful friend, she’s sweet, calm, and fairly passive. Without that exercise and stimulation, she can be willful, contrary, and over-eager with people and cats.
We think her adoptive family should be willing and able to arrange for daycare four to five days a week, or lots of time for rough puppy play and socializing. Having a yard to hang out and play in when she’s at home would be even better – she loves to sit out in the sun on our lawn and say hello to the people and dogs that wander by.
Anne’s a handful, to be sure, but she learns quickly and as she mellows out and has a good outlet for all that puppy energy, I’m sure she’ll be a great, responsive, and respectful part of a family. All she needs is to be part of a loving pack.
Pupdate 1: Sweet, silly, smart, spirited, and sassy - Anne is all of this and more! At seven months old, she's plenty rambunctious and loves to play, and if you have a fenced yard and a ball or a stick to chase she'll be your best friend (especially if there's another pup to pal around with!) Anne is generally happy and curious about the world around her - thunderstorms, fireworks, and even the vacuum cleaner don't faze her a bit, and she wants to make friends with every dog, cat, and person she meets.
Be prepared for an energetic girl - Anne's a frisky puppy and needs lots of play, social time, and training practice in order to get her wiggles out and occupy her keen mind. She'd do well in an active household, and we think another doggie role model to look up to would do wonders for her confidence and help stabilize her energy. However, she understands good and respectful behavior, even if sometimes her teenage phase and puppy energy eclipse her good manners. She's also clever, treat-motivated, and a fast learner, so her training is coming along by leaps and bounds. Anne starts training classes at the Dog Den on 7/15, so we expect she'll have a lot of good habits to work on!
Anne has a good grasp of the basics ("sit," "lie down," "stay", and "off"), and we're currently working on place training. She's also well-behaved and quiet in her crate, even if she does need a treat and a toy to tempt her in there. She had some accidents as she got used to the house, but with attention to her signals and a regular schedule she's just about mastered potty training. She can be mouthy when playing (although she doesn't put pressure behind it), so she should be carefully supervised with young children.
She's a heavy chewer, and she likes to swipe clothes, blankets, and other soft things and run away with them, so we don't recommend leaving her unsupervised until she's got more solid training under her belt. She likes cats and isn't aggressive toward them, but she does want to play so much that she can get into their personal space. Our cats aren't shy about letting her know their boundaries, and once they do she'll submit and back off.
Anne can be resistant to the leash, and walks much better if she's got another dog to follow (and with the aid of a martingale collar.) Once she feels comfortable, though, she sets a good pace, and with some patient work she'd likely be a good running buddy one day. When she's had time to develop her discipline and focus, we bet she'd enjoy the challenge of learning tricks or practicing agility. The sky truly is the limit for this lovable girl - could you be the lucky family that takes her home?