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Here is a little bit more about Miss Phoebe.
Phoebe has been lucky enough to share a foster home with her sister Daphne, 2 other dogs, and a cat. Her day consists of playing in the yard, rolling in the snow; chasing her fosters sisters; toys at her disposal and all yummy treats to top it all off. Phoebe is learning new tricks everyday. She is working hard on learning to sit, but still has a little trouble because she is so focused on the treat. She is a really smart girl and in time and with some good obedience training, she will have all the tricks mastered.
At mealtime Phoebe usually gets quite excited and only settles down when you are about to put her bowl on the floor. She will start off eating her own food and then get concerned that her sister may have something better, so she makes sure at every meal that she sneaks over and takes some out of her sister’s bowl. The she discovers that it is the same thing and continues on with her own. Interesting though, if her sister tries to take some of her food, she will make growling noises at her and then give in to sharing. She eats all her food and usually will try to help the older dogs finish theirs as well. Such a helpful girl.
Phoebe can be a shy girl, but once she warms up to you and gets comfortable she is more at ease to approach. She has obviously not been properly socialized prior so we are working on that now. She very much follows the lead of the older dogs and is learning from them. Phoebe really loves to snuggle on your lap and is serious about her belly rubs. She stops dead in her tracks for a good belly rub. It isn’t hard to find the sweet spot.
Walks started off very slowly. It was very hard to get the girls out the door in the beginning. They were clearly not used to being on leash at all. We started with just small walk, just getting them used to the feeling of the leash. We have taken them on a few walks now and Phoebe is getting better but still likes to criss-cross in front, but with a shorter lead and a few corrections this is fixed. Their longest walk so far has been about 3k, and we thought they would be exhausted after that, not a chance. Ha!! Puppies seem to have energy in reserve!
We have exposed Phoebe to children of all ages, and she seems relaxed and playful. A home for Phoebe with children would be excellent for her and the kids. She is extremely gentle and loves to play tug o war. Her play time is where she comes alive. She is sneaky and will steal her sister’s toy and try real hard to keep it from her. They roll around with the toy for a bit then her sister will get the toy back and the game will start all over again. They are most enjoyable to watch.
The most hilarious habit that Phoebe is she likes to assist her sister in stealing socks and slippers, right off your feet if they have to. They are quite pleased with themselves when they get one and quickly whisk it off to their big bed and play with it. Once you put them all back where they belong, they start all over again. And visitors aren’t exempt from this routine.
At bedtime, Phoebe sleeps in her crate. She is very good at going in the crate, but that isn’t to say that she doesn’t need a little coaxing from time to time to get her in. She sometimes will sleep in her crate during the day, willingly. She likes the comfort of her own space. Phoebe always gets a good nights sleep and is quite generous about letting us sleep until 7:00-7:30 on weekends! Good little Girl!
As with any puppy, Phoebe needs to be constantly supervised when not in her crate, and she needs to be taken out regularly to go the bathroom. House training is going very well in her foster home but will need to be continued in her forever home. A puppy her age cannot hold it for an 8-10 hr work day so she will need a family where someone is home mid-day to let her out to pee. She will also need to attend puppy socialization classes and then obedience school. She is a very smart dog so we are looking for a family that will commit to taking her to dog school and training her to be a well- mannered, well socialized dog. She is a mix of 2 working dogs so she needs an active family that will keep her busy and be able to meet her exercise needs as she grows. If you are looking for an active, highly trainable med/large sized dog and have the time to invest in a puppy then look no further! Phoebe is a very special girl, if she seems like the perfect fit for your family she will make a great life- long companion.
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.