I am already spayed, housetrained, up to date with shots, and good with dogs.
Gypsy Rose's Story...
Gypsy Rose came to her foster home in May, 2014. It became apparent that she previously had not been welcomed into a home setting ... especially with a human. The first order of business was to establish trust. She was given lots of time, space and gentle voices laced with lots of chuckles and laughter. Slowly she became accustomed to the routine of home life and house manners. She has total access to the outside and is completely house broken. At first, she was a frequent barker because everything in the new environment was new and scary. Regardless of where her person is if you clap your hands 3-4 times she will stop barking and come to where you are. Now that we are into August, she has become accustomed to what are the normal environment sounds. She only ‘alert’ barks now at sounds that are out of the ordinary. She is a good watch dog! Gypsy will now welcome and seeks interaction with people ... especially ones she has met before. Gypsy is still a busy, energetic dog. Several times a day she and Allie will play hard together. Even Odie and June Bug will get in on the noisy rough housing. There is never any behavior that is aggressive or threatening. Because she loves to be busy, she still roams the house and yard and usually with her nyla bone or crunchy water-bottle critter. She has a special harness which she cannot slip out of ... typical of a thin, flexible dog. We are walking to the mailbox and she is very engaged in seeing the bigger world beyond the living room window. She LOVES to ride in the car. She has graduated from being totally in the car crate to a soft bed in the second seat. Her two litter brothers have shown promise in agility training, so it would be something she might do well in for a future activity. She’s not one to sit in laps but “Boy!” does she like to cuddle beside you when you settle in for some T.V. time. She has selected to sleep in her open crate, but when morning approaches she will come to snuggle beside you on the bed. She’s not in a foster home with access to children but think if they use a gentle approach with her, she may enjoy them. She does have a mutual respect for out cat member of the group, so should be O.K. in that department once the cat lets her know the respect boundaries. A great future home would be one with another dog to play with; a person who is home most of the time and someone who will kindly and gently continue to show her what the boundaries are in her new forever home. Earning her trust will be the key.
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