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Rosie was a stray at a rural animal control facility and was not claimed by her owner. How her previous owner didn't come for her is beyond comprehension. It's for the best though because Rosie deserves a family who is as devoted to her as she will be to them. She needs to belong in a home where she will not be allowed to roam free and get lost, and where she can feel safe and be confident.
Rosie enjoys being outside if you are out with her. She is not a dog that enjoys spending time out in the yard by herself. She is very much a people dog and she loves her family very much and wants to be with her family. Rosie LOVES to play ball and will bring it back again and again to you to throw over and over. Rosie loves her chew toys and stuffed toys. She is always up for a walk and is good in the car and is up for any adventures you want to go on with her.
Rosie likes to be with you, she will lie on the floor in whatever room you are in, just to hang out. At the end of a busy day, you will find Rosie quietly chewing a toy or taking a snooze on a dog bed. Rosie is perfectly housetrained, as long as you give her time outside to do what she needs to do. She is also crate trained and sleeps in her crate at night and stays in her crate when we are away from the house. Rosie is very easy to live with. She is calm and quiet in the home, but active and energetic outside.
Rosie needs an active home situation. She has a lot of energy to burn off everyday. She would do well in a home with a big fenced yard to run and play in. She enjoys her walks and knows that the gentle leader means a walk! She will sit and let you put it on her and be ready to go at a moment’s notice. She is walking extremely well on a gentle leader at your side. She would even enjoy a jogging partner. Rosie would do best with a family that enjoys walking and will take her every day, supplemented with play time in the yard. She is so comical when you see her happiness for playing ball…she sometimes bounces she is so happy.
Rosie is being taught basic obedience in her foster home and now knows "sit" and shake a paw, lay down and stay. Rosie is very excited to meet new people and is working hard on not jumping up. Rosie’s new family must commit to continuing her obedience training to bring out the best in this very smart dog. She will thrive in obedience work as she is a real pleaser and when she learns what it is you want of her she tries her best to do it. Rosie is happiest when you are telling her what a good girl she is.
Rosie would prefer to be the only pet in the home. She can be nervous of high energy or dominant dogs and really prefers to avoid them. She can get along with mellow, easy going male dogs but again, she would very much prefer to be the only dog and get all of the attention. She doesn’t like having to share her toys with other dogs and as she is being fostered with 2 other dogs she has had to have her toys limited to when she can enjoy them in her crate alone. She has come to accept her foster dog siblings but her true joy will be being some great families one and only.
Rosie also doesn’t know what to do with cats, she is very curious but hasn’t been able to understand how to behave. We aren’t sure if she would be harmful or not. We have kept our cat separate for most of her stay.
Rosie is not being fostered in a home with children but we believe with her lovely spirit she would do fine with older children. She shows no aggression with people over her toys or food. She loves attention and to be petted. If going to a home with kids though they would need to be over 8yrs old as Rosie is active and could knock over smaller kids in the yard as she is racing to fetch her ball.
Everything seems new to Rosie, but she is willing to experience new things with you. We don’t feel her previous owner did much with her as normal outings fill her with such amazement. Her foster family is doing a good job in getting her out and about and socializing her. She will need a forever family that will commit to continuing to get her out into the world to experience new sights and smells. She needs to go to dog school to continue her training and socialization so that she can be more comfortable around strange dogs. She is up for all of it as long as she is with her beloved people. She loves to ride in the car and lays down on the back seat and just chills; she’s a great dog to travel with.
On a sad note, Rosie got diagnosed with heartworm disease. Her previous owner obviously didn’t have her on the preventative which would have ensured she was protected from the disease. Heartworm disease is a totally preventable disease that is spread by mosquitoes and it is in Ontario. We are a rescue that heartworm tests all of the dogs we take in for exactly this reason. The good news is that Rosie is completely free of symptoms and is an active and otherwise healthy dog, and we are committed to treating this and will get her all better. She was diagnosed early on in the development and has an excellent chance of recovery. We have had other dogs in our program that have had heartworm and have treated those dogs successfully and all are living active and healthy lives. Rosie has no idea she has this disease and is in every way a happy dog. Rosie has been cleared to be adopted as there is no reason to hold her back. Her adoptive family will need to be willing to work with us as we treat her for this and that will require approx. 3 trips to our vet in Cambridge over the span of a few months so it is not a huge time commitment. We will fully explain the treatment plan with potential adopters but in general she will get 1 injection of the medication in a few months and then a follow up of 2 injections in a month after. She needs to be rested and have limited exercise for a period of time after the injections but otherwise goes about her daily life. We will be responsible for the vet payments for her treatment, we just don’t see any reason why she can’t be adopted into a loving home while we go about getting rid of the nasty heartworms. We have had all of our heartworm dogs adopted during their treatments and it works out well for the dogs and the families. Her adoptive family will need to live within a reasonable drive from Cambridge in order to get her to the vet for the appointments (which would be scheduled to suit the adoptive family).
Rosie is a lovely, affectionate, playful and friendly dog that will make a great pet for an active couple, family, or single person. She is extremely devoted to her people and will be a loyal companion and best friend to anyone lucky enough to adopt her. We have no reason to doubt that she will come through her heartworm treatments like a champ and will be heartworm free in no time. It would be wonderful for her to have a loving forever family to be by her side as she goes through her treatments. Rosie will give you back all the love you give her many times over. She is a sweet, endearing dog who so wants a responsible family to care for her and make sure she gets all she needs to be a healthy and happy dog.
All Pound Dog Rescue dogs are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, heartworm tested, de-wormed (if required), and microchipped prior to adoption. The adoption donation of $400 is applied to assist in the costs of veterinary care and the overall care of the dog. For more information and adoption applications please consult our website at www.pounddog.ca.