SPICE AB#18-142-3 – F, 3 1/2 Months
Foster dog name: Spice
Age: born around August 15, 2018
Size/Weight: 13.2 lbs on Nov. 14, and growing! She’s the same weight as Pumpkin, but just a little bigger in size. She looks similar to her mom, Honey—we’re guessing she will be similar in size when full grown (30-45 lbs).
Color: Orange and white patches. The areas that are white are covered in orange freckles.
Breed: springer spaniel mix. Dad is unknown. Mom is Honey, also being fostered with Above and Beyond Rescue.
Good with Children: Untested, but puppies and kids go together 😉
Good with Dogs: She will run alongside and bounce next to the bigger dogs, but usually ignores them and plays with her siblings.
Good with Cats: Untested.
House trained: In training. She will sit next to the back door and paw at it when she needs to go #2. She may go #1 inside if you are not watching her closely, but she prefers going outside.
Crate trained: Yes for #2’s, no for #1s.
Leash trained: She hasn’t had much practice since she’s not fully vaccinated.
Behavior: Spice is clever, spunky, rambunctious, and a little more independent than her brothers. She loves wrestling, playing, pouncing and stalking her brothers. She will snuggle and give kisses to humans for a minute or two, then return to playing. She will stay in your arms longer if you walk around with her and keep her interested in what’s going on. She loves playing games with humans, especially fetch. She will often beat out her brothers when retrieving tennis balls. If there is a fight, Spice is often the instigator. She will pounce on her brothers without warning, or run full-speed across the yard and slam into an unsuspecting brother. She also loves to sneakily pounce on a brother and run away before they realize it was her, causing two of her brothers to start fighting with each other. Her foster parents will often catch her sitting apart and watching the fight that she had started. When Spice is sleepy, half the time she falls asleep in your lap, and the other half she chooses to fall asleep on blankets or a pillow.
Activity Level: Spice is a typical puppy and has large amounts of energy for 1-2 hours, followed by 2-3 hours of napping. She is a little more energetic than her brothers, and loves running and wrestling for longer periods of time.
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 home on October 20. Not much is known about their history; Spice was healthy weight and energy at her last vet visit.
Foster Comments: Spice is treat motivated. She is the best puppy at patiently sitting and waiting for treats, and will often sit further back from her brothers during treat time, knowing she won’t get skipped. She knows “sit”, and “no”, and “come here puppy”, but she sometimes chooses to follow her own wants. She is also learning what things are chew toys, and what things are not (fingers, toes, clothing, etc.). Sometimes she needs a more forceful reminder than just saying “no”, but usually she responds to a loud “NO!”
Adoption Fee: $200.00
Foster Location: Virginia Beach, VA.
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