patches

QUICK FACTS: ✔️ Good with kids and other dogs! ✔️ Can free roam when alone! ✔️ Crate trained! ✔️ Good for active beginner dog owner!

pointer Mix|female|3.5 years old|52 lbs|Adoption Fee $325


Updates from Foster Home: 

Pupdate 1: Patches has two dog beds of her own, however, she prefers, and is allowed to, sleep with in the human bed. She wakes up, jumps off the bed, and it's, "Good morning!" I don't have a fenced in yard, so I take her outside on a leash right away to urinate. Then back in the house for kibble. I get dressed, put on her harness, and we go for a long walk. Then I leave for work, and she's alone in the house for 8 hours. Upon return home, it's another quick dash to urinate, then dinner, and a longer walk. There is so much walking because I don't have a fenced-in yard, and can't just let her outside on her own. When we do visit a neighbor's yard, with a fence, she explores every inch of the space, and her sweet little tail never stops wagging the entire time. She loves being outside. Also good equipment really helps. Max & Neo collars and leashes (donated to Fetch!) are life savers in more ways than one!

Patches is respectful with children and humans. She is sweetly tolerant. Like an old soul. She lives with one person: me. Patches is very sweet and loving and kind and good. Patches' energy level is higher than medium when she wants to explore and is outside; she does NOT have high energy in a house. Best for her, is using a harness for walks. She is strong and VERY interested in following scents. When she sees a rabbit, she will point, and then go into a very Pointer slow-motion stalk. I call it Going Bionic! Patches has a male Samoyed friend who has literally jumped over her, like leap frog, and she just stood there. She just wanted to sniff around his yard, not play. She is part of a Sunday pack walk in the neighborhood with two other dogs and their owners. She does play and have friends at Waggin Tails Day Care. I've seen the video! The only cats she's met have been outside, and Patches was interested, but the cats in this case, just stood their ground. Patches seeing a cat is not like Patches seeing a rabbit.

At the beginning of her foster journey, Patches spent the work day in a crate with a very nice orthopedic bed. Now I can leave her out of the crate while I am at work or running errands. She may bark a few times when I first leave, but she stops. I have a huge picture window facing the street, and she will watch me leave. If someone rings the doorbell, she does not bark or run to the front door. She's not overly possessive. What she really likes to do is sniff and track. She could spend forever in a fenced-in yard exploring every corner, tail wagging non-stop. "She's hunting rabbits," ala Elmer Fudd. If we are walking, she still really really wants to sniff and track and PULL. She is very strong. Her new thing is "pancake." She'll just lay down if she can't pull me along. She also has an interesting behavior where she'll lay on the grass across from a huge open yard, and watch the neighborhood go by, kind of like she's hanging out on a porch after dinner, watching fireflies having a beer with me. Or really, just waiting for rabbits.