SPICE AB#18-142-3 – F, 6 Months
Foster dog name: Spice
Age: born around August 15, 2018 (6 months old on Feb. 20, 2019)
Size/Weight: 26 lbs on January 1st, and growing! The veterinarian guesses she will be 35-45 lbs when fully grown.
Color: Beautiful orange and white patches. The areas that are white are covered in orange freckles.
Breed: setter/spaniel mix. Dad is unknown. Mom is Honey, also fostered/adopted from Above and Beyond Rescue.
Good with Children: Untested, but puppies and kids go together 😉
Good with Dogs: She is VERY social, and spends most her day playing with her brothers and foster siblings. She loves to run, jump, and wrestle with other dogs, and absolutely needs a companion dog to play with in her forever home.
Good with Cats: Untested.
House trained: Yes! Sometimes she sits or paws at the back door, and sometimes she does not tell you she needs to go. Usually we just ensure the dogs are let outside every 3-4 hours, and this has prevented any accidents indoors.
Crate trained: Yes! She sleeps through the night in her crate without accidents.
Leash trained: She loves to go on walks, she loves sniffing EVERYTHING! She will not pull, and walks along gracefully with you about 98% of the time. Every once in awhile, if she gets bored standing in one spot, she will act like the puppy she is, roll on her back, and attempt to bite or wrestle the leash. We're working on correcting this behavior.
Behavior: Spice is beautiful, clever, and spunky. She spends most of her day wrestling, playing, pouncing, and stalking her brothers and foster siblings. She will snuggle and give kisses to humans for a minute or two, then return to playing. When she's sleepy, she'll snuggle up next to you or in your lap, and fall asleep. She loves playing any and all games with humans. When fetching, she will be the first to reach a tennis ball, but sometimes gets distracted trying to bring the ball back to you. She is so clever and sneaky, she will pounce on a brother and run away before they realize it was her. It causes two of her brothers to start fighting with each other, and then we'll catch her sitting off to the side, watching the fight that she had started! Due to her energy and intelligence levels, Spice NEEDS stimulation, toys, and something to chew. She loves the humans and loves to make them happy, but if she doesn't have something to do, she will eventually find something to do, such as chewing things she's not supposed to!
Activity Level: Spice is above normal energy, not quite high energy. But combined with her intelligence, she needs the stimulation of a high energy dog.
Fence: As a puppy, Spice is going to need a fence for the first 1-2 years of her life. She loves to run across the whole yard, and still has enough energy to vigorously wrestle and play with her brothers.
Medical History: Honey’s 4 puppies (Spice included) were rescued from Kentucky, arriving at their foster home on October 20. Not much is known about their history. Spice is fully vaccinated and microchipped, but she is still too young to be spayed.
Foster Comments: Spice needs a forever home with plenty of room to run, and a companion dog to wrestle and play with. She is the best puppy at patiently waiting for treats, and will often sit further back from her brothers during treat time, knowing she won’t get skipped. She knows “sit”, “no”, and “come here puppy”. She learns quickly, and loves to make you happy. But if she's left alone with nothing to do, she WILL get bored and get in to trouble. If she's doing something wrong, she responds immediately to a loud "NO!", stops what she was doing, and looks very remorseful. But when she figures out what you want, she's the happiest little puppy and eagerly complies
Adoption Fee: $200.00
Foster Location: Virginia Beach, VA.
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