PINTO ABIN#20- 013 F, 6 Months

Foster dog name: Pinto  

Gender: Female

Age: 6 months

Size/Weight: 21 pounds    

Color:  Tri color, white, brown, brindle

Breed: English Setter Mix

Socialization/training: She is living with 2 other dogs approximately her same size.They get along well.We have been to the dog park several times with an array of different sized dogs.At first, she was timid but has blossomed into a very social, fun loving puppy.  

Good with Children:Very good with kids.  

Good with Dogs:She gets along with my 2 dogs and the dogs at the dog park.She doesn’t like it when they sniff her for too long…she’ll let them know to stop.It’s cute.

Good with Cats:I don’t know…I don’t have access to any cats.I would guess she’d be fine.She’s passive.  

House trained:Almost.I need to teach her to go out the doggy door.She knows how to come in.She is doing so much better and we haven’t had any accidents in about a week. 

Crate trained: Yes.She feels very secure in her crate.

Leash trained:She does pretty good on the leash.  She’s small in stature so there isn’t a lot of pulling.  She is usually behind me when walking on the leash.   

Activity Level:  She is becoming more playful the more comfortable she gets.  She is one of the most “content to snuggle with mom” puppies I have ever been involved with…she is very easy to love. She loves lying on the back of the couch with her paws wrapped around my neck! 😊

Fence:  I think, for her benefit, a fence would be necessary.  She has never attempted to run away but part of that may be because she feels safe.  My fence is 6 ft. wooden…she likes being outside, but it isn’t a priority to her like the other ES fosters I’ve had.

Behavior: She is a cuddler and loves giving licks.She is very alert and attentive.She minds well.She is easy to care for…eats good…likes her treats…and goes to bed when we’re ready.She walks good on the leash.The only thing that we had an issue with is her timidity when she first encountered new dogs…especially barking dogs.She will climb up your legs into your arms until she feels comfortable.

Medical History: UTD on all vaccinations, UTD on flea/tick and heartworm.Spayed on 2/6/2020.  Pinto originates from Greece where Leishmaniasis is endemic.  She was tested right before coming to the USA and her tests were negative, but the parasite can remain dormant for up to 7 years, so her new family must commit to testing her annually for the next 7 years.

Foster Comments: This little girl stole my heart the minute I saw she was needing a foster home.She is petite and loves being held and snuggled.She is becoming more and more outgoing and has learned that toys are fun.She hasn’t gotten to the stage of “tugging” with my oldest pup, but they have initiated it a couple of times.I think it’s just a matter of time for her to catch on to what she’s supposed to do.She is still working on potty training although she has gone several days without an accident in the house.It took awhile for her to understand that going outside also meant she was supposed to “go” outside! 😊  I crate her at night, and it has made all the difference in the world in her potty training.  That may sound strange, but it has created a schedule for her that she needed.  Now she understands what “potty time” means. This sweet little girl will make someone a wonderful pet.  She will want to be with her person and her person will want to be with her.  She’s so very special.  Whoever becomes her adoptive family will be very lucky to have her.

Adoption Fee:$450.00

 Foster Location: North Platte, NE

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