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Shakira D191017

Mountain Cur / Catahoula Leopard Dog / Mixed (short coat) / Female / Adult

Details about Shakira D191017

  • ID D191017
  • Available for Adoption
  • Dog
  • Brindle
  • Coatlength: Short
  • Activity Level: Moderate
  • Good with Dogs: Yes
  • Good with Adults: All
  • Reaction to New People: Friendly

More about Shakira D191017

  • Energy Level: Moderate
  • Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor Only

Name: Shakira
Age: DOB Approx. 07/16/2013
Gender: Female
Breed: Cur / Catahoula 
Weight: 52
Dog friendly: Yes
Cat friendly: TBD
Kid friendly: Yes
House Trained: Yes
Crate Trained: Does fine left out
Energy level: Moderate
History: Pulled from an animal control 
Adoption Fee: $400.00

 

From the Foster:

Shakira is such a lovely dog and has been an amazing addition to our home! When we first picked up Shakira she was very shy and nervous, but she opened up within a few days. You barely have to pet her head and she is on her back looking for belly rubs and she loves to cuddle. That said, she won’t usually follow you around and she seems to think she doesn’t know how to jump up on beds or couches. It took her about a week to jump up on the couch and she still won’t jump on the bed, but if we lift her up she will sleep up there. She is also starting to go down the stairs, though that took her some time to trust as well.

Shakira likes to play with her foster brother and has also been exposed to a smaller visiting puppy that she happily played with for much longer as her foster brother is an older guy who won’t play as long. She played hard but also kept it gentle enough for the puppy, which we were impressed to see! Her foster brother was brought to the house after she had already been there a few days and at first she growled and barked and snapped at him, but as soon as she established dominance, she seemed just fine, and plays very appropriately. I have seen one instance of her play turning into her nipping at the other dog, and it was easily corrected. I would not recommend she be in a home with another dominant personality, though.

She is AMAZING around our two children (5&7) and they cuddle her a LOT. I will add that our children are taught to respect dogs body language, etc. so I can’t say I have witnessed them go too far with her to see what would happen, but with considerate children and even ones who cuddle a lot, she has done very well.

She walks fairly well on a leash- pulling a bit, especially if she sees a squirrel or rabbit, but nothing too bad. She is potty trained and we are teaching her how to sit and she is catching on, even though she is not super food-motivated. She doesn’t try to grab any food or even try to get by the table while we are eating- she is usually too busy lounging around. We have left her out when we are gone and she is perfectly fine- NO accidents, no chewing, and also pretty clear she just naps with her foster brother.

She digs a little bit by the gate in the yard which happens to be where the rabbits are, but she stops quickly when you tell her and isn’t trying it all over the yard, so I don’t see it being a huge issue. Overall she is a sweetheart who happens to look super cool like a tiger, too :)