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I am already spayed, purebred, and good with dogs.
Hi! I’m Greta, a beautiful chocolate and tan smooth coat weighing in at about 10lbs. I’m 2 years old, and ready to find my special someone!
My foster ma has gotten to know me pretty well and she’s just dying to tell you more about me! Take it away foster mom:
Greta came to CDR from a puppy mill - she is a true snuggle bug and is very much looking for a lap to call her own. Greta would do best with another dog, or someone who is home most of the time and would be best suited to a home without small children. She loves to be with you, following your around the house, sitting with you on the couch. In no time she has mastered the doggy steps we have to the couch and to the big bed. She has no trouble with the two steps off of the deck either. She has bonded to me the most and has become my little shadow. She gets along great with our three canine boys, and especially loves running around with them in the backyard!
Greta has been doing very well with her housetraining and has graduated from the puppy play pen to having access to part of the house with the other dogs during the day. She is doing well with her pee pad training and I would say is about 80% there.
Greta will go outside on her own with the boys, but when her person is home it’s easier to get her outside by going out on the deck first. She will follow and will then happily romp around the yard with the boys and they all do their business.
Greta is also a curious little monkey, she likes to take things, mittens, clothes, socks, you name and she will drag it around with her. She has begun to play with toys, chewing on a rope tug toy and carrying around a green squeak ball that should not fit in her mouth! This means when she is left unattended the area should be puppy proofed ahead of time.
Leash walking is a work in progress; Greta is doing well with her harness training. She fights it at first and once she feels secure she is willing to walk with you. She does much better when she is allowed to choose where she is going and how fast she should get there. Greta recently had her first experience at the leash free park, that being said, she was still on her leash but she was able to run with her foster brothers and met some new dogs. She did very well with the other dogs and the more time she spends walking and experiencing new things the more comfortable she will be.
Greta loves feeding time! Right now she is fed twice a day and clears her bowl as soon as it is put down. You have to watch that she doesn’t try to sneak food from her canine foster brothers!
Greta and I are working on her trust of people; she has recently allowed me to touch her while she eats. She is also coming to me for attention or petting on a constant basis and will come to my lap if I sit on the floor. She loves to cuddle on the couch and will happily sit with you for hours.
When Greta first arrived she was crated trained at night to ensure there were no accidents and that she was safe. She has recently graduated to sleeping with the other dogs in the big bed. As she has bonded to me the most, she tends to tuck in next to me and not move for the duration of the night.
Greta loves to play and it would be in her best interest to find a home with a potential canine brother or sister. Given her mill background, she will be more secure with dogs that people and it would help her adjustment into her new families life.
Whoever is lucky enough to have Greta join their family must be aware of the work and patience and understanding that will be needed. Greta is still hand shy, doesn't like sudden movements, loud noises etc. She doesn't like being loomed over and you can’t just reach down to pick her up without warning. I normally sit on the couch or crouch on the floor and allow her to come to me. So far this has worked the best and causes the least amount of stress. She will need a solid routine to get her house training down pat and continued leash work to get her to the stage of being able to go for a normal walk. She is a sweet, gorgeous, young doxie who has been given the opportunity to experience what being a family pet is all about! If you have some patience and tons of love to give, Greta is looking for you! – Greta’s foster mom
Ya, what she said! Let’s meet soon! - Greta