Name: Ms. Margaret
Dog friendly: Yes
Cat friendly: TBD
Kid friendly: Yes
House Trained: Doing great
Crate Trained: Yes
Energy level: Moderate
History: Breeder Release
Adoption Fee: $600.00
From the Foster:
Ms. Margaret has been with her foster family for almost 3 weeks now. She's made a lot of progress in that time. Initially, she was very timid and withdrawn. Now, she is beginning to explore further from her crate every day. She loves her crate-- it is her safe space. But she is becoming more curious of what it means to be in a home and with a family. She will eagerly but cautiously approach us and frantically give kisses, tail wagging, big ears flopping around, and whining in excitement. Then she runs back to her crate for a couple minutes, and will come out to do it again.
When we greet her, she becomes excited and lets out a very quiet whinny sound, so we've affectionately nicknamed her "Winnie".
She is doing exceptionally well pottying outside and has had no accidents as long as we bring her out on a routine. She is beginning to understand the concept of toys and enjoys chewing on the plush, squeaky ones. It has been a learning curve for her to realize what she can chew on in the room and what she can't. She is beginning to show us her personality and will have bouts of playfulness-- running around with her awkward, floppy gait and batting at the air as an invitation to play. She has become more expressive with her face and ears, and will light up when we talk to her. She loves a good ear scratch and head rub. She is simple and doesn't demand much- love, food, and naps. She has been very low-maintenance. She is not destructive and does not bark.
She lives with two other dogs right now who she doesn't show much interest in currently. She has interacted with our 6-yr old nephew and was instantly more comfortable with him than she had initially been with anybody else. Children who know to give her space would be good for her.
We know she will thrive in a forever home. She is so, so, so sweet, and curious, eager, affectionate, gentle, goofy, quirky, and endearing. She has lived 6 years of her life not knowing a home or a family, and so it will take her time to fully adjust to the point of really trusting, understanding, and feeling comfortable. But she will get there. With time, space, love, and gentle guidance, she will make a perfect family dog.