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At A Glance
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Hannah is being temporarily fostered in Iowa City, Iowa. She is a pretty, blonde yellow lab mix who came to us from a terrible hoarding situation. Hannah is approximately four years old. She is a sweet girl and seems very smart, too. She has shown no aggression towards the temp foster's resident dogs, and she seems to want affection and attention (shown by tail wagging and laying on her back for belly rubs).
Hannah is putting on some weight (entered RAGOM at 24 pounds; is approximately 32-34 pounds now), and eagerly anticipates her meals (currently feeding three cups total; three times per day, but the vet says it could go down to twice per day). Hannah should be spayed as soon as she gains a little more weight, probably around mid- or late April.
Hannah is getting comfortable in our home and is making great strides. She sits for treats and kennels with no issue (during the work day and also at night). When I get home from work, she rolls on her side in her kennel and thumps her tail a bit, a sign that she's happy to see me, and wanting a little affection before moving on to the next activity.
Hannah has learned which of our resident dogs is interested in "play." She gives a little nudge or lick to our one resident dog who has absolutely no interest in play, and she seems to understand that that will be the extent of their interaction. Our other resident dog isn't huge into "play," but has seemed to enjoy a short play session with Hannah here and there without incident (no growls, or roughness). We had a visitor last night, and Hannah let out a soft, low growl to let us know she was unsure of this person, but eventually warmed up some and was happy to accept treats. She accepts treats with a soft mouth, which is great for future training activities.
Hannah would benefit from a fenced-in yard or some other way to keep her safe while she's outside enjoying the world and expending some of her youthful energy. She hasn't shown an interest in fetching (yet), but I have a feeling that could come with time. While Hannah has some energy to burn, she can also be quite affectionate. She seems eager to please.
We'll keep you posted on this sweet girl's progress! Check back soon!