found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.
I am already spayed, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.
Here is what her foster family had to say:
Lindy has moderate-low energy. She really values her morning walks, which are just to the park and back (~30mins). She will run with me for a small while. She sleeps throughout the day and enjoys the suggestion of an evening walk when it comes time. She has no problems, however, accompanying younger dogs on their longer walks, on occasion. Come nine pm, you can be sure that Lindy is curled up somewhere cozy ready for a restful night.
Lindy has shown me that she is friendly with everyone. She does not initiate contact with people on walks, but she greets them with a wagging tail, and approaches them only if it is okay with me. There is little that phases this girl, who seems to have 'seen it all'. I have thrown her into a bunch of test situations, and so I can say that she can truly be trusted in public. There was no 'transition period' when she arrived at my home. She hit the door in stride, and took up her routine as if nothing had changed. Lindy is Really Really Chill. She barks a few times if there is a knock on the door, and then runs into the living room, giving me space at the door while I greet the person. Then she's fine.
Lindy ignores the cats in general, and takes their meanness towards her with dignified grace. She is low-key friendly with dogs of all ages on walks. She tells younger dogs about her needs in appropriate ways. She will play-wrestle with dogs if she knows them, like the husky down the street. It's always with a relaxed stance and a waggly tail.
Lindy is just fine to be left at home alone, as a well-trained adult dog. She will certainly just be snoring while you are away. She just does her dog-thing, no matter the environment: busy streets, new peoples houses, forest wanders. She is just... Dog. Textbook Dog. Lindy likes curling up on a couch or chair. She sleeps beside the bed at night. She likes slower walks where she has a chance to look around and sniff around. She plays gently with her squeaky toy, and will occasionally be in the mood for a fetch or two.
I was very surprised, as Lindy has a lot of lab in her, but she is not 'food crazy' at all. She only accepts food that I give her directly. She lays down quietly under the table at meals, and you just might hear a faint sigh if it is towards the end of the meal and nothing has fallen her way- but that's it. She does not take food from counters or try to steal food. I trust her in the house not to chew anything she should not. Lindy has been trained really, really, really well by someone (not me!) She knows go, come, sit, down, drop it, go lay down, ah (no), up. She waits at the door until i say she can go in or out of it. She gives one paw then the other one, she knows 'speak'. She adorably sometimes thinks you said 'speak' when you say 'sit' and vice versa. I would not be surprised if her new owners discovered more commands that she knows that I just have not thought to try yet.
Lindy is fully house trained and has had no accidents in the house. She uses her paw at the back door to ask to go out. She prefers to poo in the yard rather than on her walk. She goes to the back of any space to be 'let out' to pee, even if that space does not have a back door! She is non-stop adorableness.
She goes willingly into her crate. I am not using the crate when I am out, but sometimes she goes in it in the evenings on her own. If you latch it, she uses a few casual flicks of her paw to unlatch it and come out! She opens it easier than I can :)
Lindy is fully leash trained. She enjoys walking in front of you at the start of the walk, but she does not pull you. Unlike some dogs that need to be beside or behind me on walks, I have no problem letting Lindy chose her location on the lead. I trust her in public. Towards the end of the walk she is usually beside or behind me, as her energy level has shifted. If she sees a squirrel she will usually jump straight up and point to it with her nose as if to say 'squirrel!!' and then she will keep walking. Again, it's pretty adorable. So she needs someone with a small amount of stable body strength for squirrels. It's the only thing for her, the squirrel. She listens well and responds instantly to verbal commands on walks such as 'ah' or 'okay let's go'.
Lindy knows 'walk' and 'car ride' and she is happy to do both. She sits quietly in the back of the car for the ride and looks out the window, or she lies down. She is calm in the car if I leave her for a second to grab something from the convenience store. When you open the door for her, she waits for your command to jump down out of the car. Again, whoever trained this dog did a really thorough job. It helps that she is rather smart, too.
She is showing me a middle aged couple, some professional semi retired people who are sort of hippies. This could be her previous life tho. Wherever she goes, she will bring her routine in the front door with her from the get-go, as she did at my place. She is really into her routine and low-key pace of life-- which isn't to say she is boring! She seems to genuinely enjoy new places and new things and variety in her life outside of the house.
She humped the air a bit in the first few days, and that has completely gone (I sped that process up with a water spray bottle, which i 'actually' used once and after that just needed to gesture towards it or say 'spray bottle' and she stopped. It would have gone on it's own but I like to expedite things. I have less patience than Lindy. She could teach me a few things.) so she needs people who would not freak out if she was doing her weird hump dance a bit at first.
Lindy is super special, I can't stress that enough. She really deserves a calm, loving home with people who are into engaging with a dog with a tone of fun, mutual respect and love of life! No super-strict or shaming or yelling dominance. Some dogs 'need' the latter to overcome their behaviours, Lindy really does not. She doesn't have problematic behaviors. She deserves a utopia for the last leg of her life!
If you would like a dog as your best friend and feel that Lindy would fit well into your situation, please submit an application for consideration.