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At A Glance
"In memory of Shelia Ann"
|In addition to LOVE this dog has the following requirements:|
|Date Available||Fence||Kid Friendly||Another Dog||Cat Friendly|
|6/1/16||Optional||yes||Optional||dog savvy cat|
|This is the most recent information available; however, it may change as we learn more about the dog.|
I would like to introduce my first foster Sandy! I'm not sure who enjoys our training more, but we both seem to get lotsa love and giggles in our learning experiences. If you are in need of a companion that's well behaved, adaptable, & eager to please, we just may have your perfect fit! Sandy and I invite you to follow our adventures as we discover "The Plan B Files".
To bring everyone current, Sandy was previously adopted out through RAGOM, however due to her persistent allergies she was lovingly surrendered back to us in hopes that her issues could be resolved. This is where my journey with Sandy begins. It was the beginning of May, about a month ago now, and I believe somehow she sensed I was a first time foster, so she was very patient with my training, and supportive when we didn't have quite the success with our Plan A's. That's how we came up with the Plan B files. These are notes that were composed of compromises that led to a positive result. We have learned through kindness, love, and understanding that any obstacle can be tackled with a bit of patience and respect. She has overcome some of the previous issues such as having accidents in the house. I have learned to watch for her signals to be let outside. She has learned not to chase after cats, as I have learned to be calm so no species involved felt the need to run. She no longer whines at night in her crate, I have learned that a nite nite kiss on the snoot and a Kong filled with midnight munchies in her crate led to a peaceful slumber for all. We really enjoy our walks much better with a gentle leader now, still plenty of sniffs and a couple tugs along the way, but so much better with each repetition. A true couch potato when inside, but if you are in need of eradicating a passing bunny or squirrel from your yard, Sandy takes on the responsibility of keeping your area free from these pests, however if you don't have a fenced yard or not leashed... be advised she will be off keeping the neighborhood free from these intruders! Sandy could be considered a mature girl at 9 years, she's not one to pass up a nice nap on the couch, and for the most part, pretty mellow. She has no issues (or accidents) with being crated for 8 hours if need be, but expect an energetic greeting when you come to let her out! I still have yet to figure out if she's more excited to see me, or to be let out to relieve herself. When it comes to walks or play time, she's all in and ready to go.
As a surrendered pet, we don't always know the history on how behaviors were remedied in their past so it's through trial and error that we achieve these goals. Sandy is an amazing teacher her love for humans and desire to please makes her so extraordinary. I am truly thankful for this opportunity to share her story with you in hopes that you or someone you know could possibly benefit and fill a void with a dog like Sandy... I know she'll do her part!