DIGIT AB#19-252- F, 1 Year
Foster dog name: Digit aka “shoe thief” A&B #19-252
Age: 12 months
Size/Weight: medium/40 pounds
Breed: English Setter
Socialization/training: She comes when called, unless outside and a squirrel has her attention. She will “sit”, especially for a treat!
Good with children: YES YES and Yes see video
Good with Dogs: YES YES and YES see video, Digit is in a home with a 17 month old English Setter and a 2 ½ year old Australian Shepard. She willingly shares her toys/bones with her foster siblings.
Good with cats: unknown
House trained: Yes, 100% on my watch! 90% on my husband’s watch! Digit had a FEW accidents, all number 2. She’s not very good about letting you know when she needs to go. We let her out when her foster siblings tell us they need to go and she always potties with them. She does like to take her time and would rather play ball, run around the yard or look at birds then just get right down to business.
Crate trained: Yes, Digit goes into her crate during the day if we are not home, no whining or barking at all. She usually gets a Nyla bone to keep her company. She also trained us to give her a treat when she goes in it. After the first week we tried not crating her in our bedroom during the night. Starting with that night she never barked/had an accident or woke us up. She goes to her dog bed and sleeps straight through. We hope she can teach our dog to do that before she leaves us!
Leash trained: yes, but prefers running in the yard over leash walks for exercise
Activity Level: Digit is very laid back and mellow in the house. Favorite spot is on the ottoman watching everyone or sleeping. She will play in the house with the other dogs but never gets wild. She does get crazy in the yard chasing tennis balls, running with the kids or the other dogs. She will play independently in the yard with balls but would prefer someone throws them, doesn’t mean she’ll bring them back though. She’s not much of a barker or jumper when people come over. She will go over to anyone that comes in the house to be petted.
Fence: we have a 4 foot chain link fence on the sides and a 6 foot wooden fence in the back. She has never tried to jump them or escape from the gates. Doesn’t seem interested in escaping from the yard. There’s lots of tennis balls, she really loves them and seems content in the yard. The first week or so she did try to get out the front door but hasn’t since then. I am still cautious about her and the front door.
Behavior: usually very calm in the house. They 8 year old has put Digit in her bed to read to her. Digit listens for a few minutes then goes to sleep next to her. She is allowed on the sofa and will sit next to you for belly rubs and petting. She will play independently with toys or chew a bone inside the house and in the yard.
Medical history: Spayed in November, healthy young girl. UTD on Vaccinations, microchipped, and on HW preventative
Foster comments: we all agree she should have been called Sugar cuz she is so sweet! Yes, she’s good with kids and dogs and is super sweet BUT she does have a dark side….she is a shoe thief and shoe chewer! Beware no shoe or clothes left on the floor are safe. She’s very polite and will give them back to you. You might have to chase her to get the shoe, glove or underwear from her but she will give them up when caught. She loves all toys and will play and chew them especially if no shoes are available. I have clipped her nails and cleaned her ears without any issues from her. An ideal home for this sweet girl would include dog or doggies, lots of tennis balls and a family to love her forever!
Dog location: Schaumberg, IL
Adoption Fee: $300, goes to $350 in 2020
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