Lilly is estimated to be just under two years old and appears to be a Labrador Retriever/German Shorthaired-Pointer mix. True to her hunting instincts, she will follow her nose everywhere, going after squirrels and rabbits with intense focus. Because of that as well as the fact that she still needs work on her recall, we would like to see her in a home with a physical fence, the taller the better since she has demonstrated the ability to climb a horse gate.
Our little hunter is also known to chase cats and catch chickens, so we would have to say no if you have kitties, small pets, or fowls. On the other hand, if you have dogs, especially playful ones, Lilly would love to be friends! After all that time she spent alone out in the country, she is understandably appreciative of the companionship of and playtime with her canine pals. She is learning all about the joy of stuffed toys and squeaky balls, too.
Speaking of learning, Lilly is working hard to improve her manners. She is house-trained, but does still get very exuberant when meeting people. Although she has not jumped on children, we would prefer to place her in a home without little ones; sturdy, dog-savvy kids are considered on a case-by-case basis. Fortunately, Lilly is a smart cookie and will undoubtedly catch on soon. We will revise her requirements accordingly as she progresses.
Being a young dog, Lilly would benefit from continued training. When she has mastered basic obedience, you might consider trying agility or therapy. Given her inquisitive nature and sweet personality, Lilly's potential is limitless! She would enjoy being someone's hiking buddy as well, so if you have an active lifestyle and meet all the above requirements, please contact us to learn about our adoption process. Lilly is being fostered in Fargo, ND, and her adoption fee is $350.
Please see Lilly's webpage for additional updates and photos: http://ragom.org/avail.cgi/Available/dog?dog_id=6873.
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