Age: 10 years, according to paperwork, but my vet feels more like 6-8 years
Size/Weight: a petite 33 lbs
Socialization/training. We’re working on it. She still startles easily (even from sounds on the TV) and she flinches if I touch her too quickly, but this is a little girl who is desperate to be loved and touched. She is rapidly becoming a lap dog and, of course, I have no objection to that. My focus has been to get her to live in a house, but she now knows her name and comes when she’s called. We are working on ’sit.’ It’s been slow because at first she did not know what treats were—she’s catching on now.
Good with Children: unknown
Good with Dogs: Rose will be at her best if she is the only dog in the house. She gets along with two of my dogs but is grumbly with my third, who is grumbly right back.
Good with Cats: Probably not. She absolutely wants to chase down the neighborhood cats when we are on our walks.
House trained: We’re working on it. She has very few accidents in the house because we have a consistent schedule. She has no accidents at night in her safe room, and if she is in there, she barks when she needs to go out. When we go out, she likes to explore lot before she remembers to do her business. I am never in a hurry with Rose.
Crate trained: unknown. I have not crated her.
Leash trained: She does not heel and I let her range. She tugs at times but she is so tiny that she is easily controlled. She stops frequently to sniff. When she gets going, though, her gait is really pretty. Walks are always an adventure because she is so curious and she wants to explore and track everything.
Activity Level: Active outside, calm inside. She is just now getting up enough courage to play with the toys that are scattered everywhere. She barks at them and invites them to play before she pounces.
Fence: She does not seem interested in jumping my four-foot fence. We are leash walking and its is sufficient although I take her out to the back yard when weather permits.
Behavior: She is a total cuddler. At night she snuggles next to me on the couch and during the days is never far away. She now asks to climb in my lap and I never ever turn her down. We have snuggle therapy every day.
Medical History: She is spayed and up to date on shots and heart worm medication. She is hw negative. She is microchipped. She has Horner’s syndrome in her left eye which means her inner eyelid is covering part of the eye and that may limit her vision somewhat. This is a neurological issue that often resolves by itself. Often there is an underlying cause that can be treated, but diagnosis requires a head CT. Otherwise her eyes are healthy—they have good tear production and pressure and there is no corneal damage.
Foster Comments: Rose came into rescue from an owner who kept her in a shed for breeding. After a few months in a shelter and a two-day transport, she was absolutely terrified when she came to my house. But she is settling in very nicely. She is a dear little thing who does not act her age when she is outside. She is absolutely beautiful and as good natured as can be. She gets along with almost everyone here, but she is particularly human-identified. My biggest pleasure is to watch her come dancing out of her room in the morning—she is so very very glad to see me! In an ideal world, I would like her to live with people who have a lot of time and patience to give her. She is a little dog with a big heart, and if you give your home to Rose, she will give her heart to you 100%. You will love her to pieces, and she will be your good dog for years to come.
Adoption Fee: $150.00
Foster Location: West Virginia.
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