I am already spayed, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.
Hi, my name is Honey and I am about 1 ½ years old. My foster dad thinks that I am a mix of Lab and some kind of sight-hound, maybe a Greyhound. I am super-fast and love to run and play, especially if there is another young and active dog involved. After playing, I will lay down and enjoy my quiet resting time. I get along with almost any dog that I meet and only get upset if they are mean to me. I love toys! I enjoy shredding the fabric toys and chewing on the black Kong toys, especially if there is something yummy stuffed inside. There have been a couple of toys that I didn’t want to share with my doggie housemates, but I have never had any issues sharing with my foster parents. I have never destroyed any household items that weren’t mine. I especially love it when my foster parents give me a frozen raw femur bone to chew on and keep me busy for hours! I will go swimming with you, but I’m not very confident, yet. I’m a great passenger in the car and usually just lay down and go to sleep. Socially, I am super-loving and snuggly with my trusted people. I bond very strongly with my favorite people and want to be with them. However, I can be wary of strangers. I will make a great watch dog to let you know when someone is around. When meeting new people, it is best if the guest just ignores me and lets me get comfortable. Once I trust someone, I will be up in their lap giving kisses and snuggles. It takes me longer to get used to men and children. I’m not well suited for apartment living due to my need to run and all of the sounds around that will make me bark. Sometimes, I get scared of new and strange objects, however I am comfortable around the vacuum cleaner. Behaviorally, I went through the prison dog training program when I was living at a local shelter. I know sit, down, stay, come, waiting at doorways, and I walk nicely on leash. I can jump to the top of a six foot high fence and climb over, but I only try if the motivation is high enough, such as, when my favorite person is on the other side. I’m good in a crate, but sometimes need coaxing to go in with a special treat or bone. I might bark in the crate for a bit, but I will settle down and sleep. I should be crated when you leave the house. If you don’t crate me at night, I will want to sleep in bed with you! I am housetrained, but it is smart to start over teaching me in my new home, by always knowing where I am inside the house and rewarding me immediately after I potty outside. My ideal home would be quiet, without a lot of people coming and going, but my people will be active and have another young, energetic dog that loves to run and play with other dogs. They will have a six foot high privacy fence, but will start by keeping me on leash outside and slowly give me freedom as we bond. I should never be left outside unattended, due to my ability to jump and climb fences. My home would be full of durable dog toys and bones to keep me entertained. My new parents would understand that I need slow introductions with new people. My foster dad will coach them, don’t worry! Come meet me, but be prepared to take a little time getting to know me! If you are interested in meeting or adopting Honey, please complete an online application.
Apply at: http://www.plannedpethood.org/dogs/available.html