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At A Glance
In addition to LOVE this dog has the following requirements:Entered Foster CareFenceKid FriendlyAnother DogCat Friendly1/10/2015 Not Required Age 10+ RequiredNot Tested This is the most recent information available; however, it may change as we learn more about the dog.
Hi! My name is Rose and I am a petite and oh so sweet 40lb golden girl. I am 1 year old and came all the way to Minnesota from Alabama…let’s just say there is a bit of a difference in the weather up here! I am up to date on my vaccines and have been micro chipped, I still need to be spayed but my foster mom says she is waiting until I feel all better to make the appointment. When we went to the vet last week we found out I not only had a double ear infection but also kennel cough. Good news though, I took good care of myself and got a lot of sleep and cuddles in and am feeling much better. I barely even cough anymore and my ears look great!
My foster mom doesn’t know much about my past and sadly I can’t tell her about it. One thing she knows is I am a very little and timid girl who probably didn’t spend much time inside a house. I am full of love, kisses, and cuddles but I do startle easily. If I hear a weird noise or see something new I have to have a little space to figure it out. I have a foster sister Cedar who I have been finding a lot of comfort in. I look to Cedar for cues on what to do and to learn my manners from. She is very calm and patient with me. She lets me climb up on her to snuggle, or find comfort with her when I get nervous. I also find comfort in my crate if Cedar isn’t close by. FM told me that my crate is my special spot where I can go when I need a snooze or to watch something from afar. I also hide all my good toys in there, but shh don’t tell Cedar!
Even though I have a few things I need to work on, I learn fast! I started to jump on the counter a lot the first few days I was here. To be honest, it is really hard to resist when my foster mom is making a delicious ham sandwich right in front of my eyes. With some gentle redirecting, I learned that I can’t jump on the counters and that if I am patient I may get a little treat myself! I am taking a little more time with going to the bathroom outside though. I am not used to this cold and for a while I didn’t want to take the time to go to the bathroom outside for the bigger stuff. However, I am good at going potty outside. I have had a little accident here and there but my FM says it is because she didn’t pick up on my cues.
The more time I am at my FM’s home the more I am learning to be a golden pup! Today Cedar taught me how to play ball outside. It took a couple of tries but after watching cedar for a bit I tried it out for myself! Wow, it was a lot of fun; I didn’t even mind being in the snow either! Cedar learned she has to watch it when we play ball as to not squeak it. For some reason that noise makes me really nervous and I run and hide in my crate. As time goes on I don’t get as scared, which my FM says I can take my time with it. I get to learn to play with all kinds of different toys at my own pace.
As much as I love playing toys and being with Cedar, I absolutely love to cuddle with my FM. I have so much love to give and my FM thinks I am an absolute doll! I love being with FM but I want to meet my forever family. She keeps telling me about what they will be like and I just can’t wait to find them! She tells me they are patient, gentle, and full of love to give to me! I hope I find them soon because they sound absolutely wonderful. If you think you could be that family for me please let your placement advisor know!