found a new home!
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I am already spayed, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.
Sissy is a beautiful, gentle dog with expressive brown eyes and striking coloring. She has found great joy and acceptance in her foster home, and she has flourished with the encouragement and assurance she has received there.
In imagining Sissy, it is best to start by imagining a dog whose natural gentility, and perhaps timidity and shyness, contribute to her lovely manners and careful behaviors. Always happy to meet new people of all ages, as well as animals, Sissy is also reliably polite in these situations - she would never dream of jumping up or pushing herself forward, and she often waits to be invited before she demonstrates her affection and admiration..
When Sissy IS invited, and when she is certain of being wanted, her face lights up and her searching eyes shine with joy. Her foster mom describes these times as the times in which Sissy “is in her glory” - her tail goes up, her head lifts proudly, and her expression reflects that wonderful happiness of understanding that she is loved and safe. Sissy probably has an “inner lap dog” yearning to breathe free, but so far she has only ventured as far as placing the front half of herself in her caregiver’s lap. In the presence of delicious kitchen smells or table food, Sissy will stand at a polite distance and daintily “air lick” - a trait that has endeared her greatly to her caregivers.
As you would expect, Sissy is completely house trained; additionally she knows how to “sit” and to “lie down.” She walks well on lead, and is extremely soft-mouthed in taking treats.
Sissy does not presume in any way upon the household in which she is being fostered, and her foster mom reports that Sissy actually seems surprised at times to learn that she is welcomed anywhere in the house she wishes to be, and moreover, that her presence brings joy to others. Without trying to “un-do” any of Sissy’s careful and mannered ways, her foster mom does delight in the times when Sissy cuts loose, and capers about, or plays with abandon outdoors with the family’s resident dogs.
Not surprisingly, Sissy is a very cooperative creature who is quite content to go with whatever the day may hold. If the schedule is to spend the day on the couch watching movies, Sissy is all in - and if the plan is to play outdoors, then you will see a dog whose long legs and lean body are stretched out to run like she means it - ears streaming and nose to the air. Sissy moves beautifully, and is a very trim and athletic dog who enjoys opportunity to exercise.
While she is allowed on the furniture in her foster home, Sissy does not get on it very often. Likewise, she seems almost overwhelmed to know that she is also allowed on her caregivers’ bed, but after a brief enjoyment of this dizzying experience, Sissy then hops down and sleeps in her own dog bed.
Sissy’s time in foster care has been well spent in making discoveries that have helped her to blossom and aided her confidence. Like any dog, Sissy has thrived in an atmosphere of love and attention, and we know that she will continue to do so when she is adopted.
Her adopters will find in Sissy a remarkable and gentle dog whose confidence and courage will grow and grow with support and love, and whose trusting and caring nature will bring profound joy to her new home.
We are requiring a fenced yard for Sissy.