Darcy came to us after failing her behavior evaluation at a local shelter. Darcy arrived at the shelter in heat and instead of waiting until she completed her cycle, staff tested her with other dogs and she expectedly did not do so well. We believe Darcy was used as a breeder dog and she lacked any and all socialization with other dogs. Most of her experiences had not likely been positive. Unfortunately, the stress of the shelter did not help and she continued to do poorly with other dogs. We believed in her and decided to give her a chance outside of the shelter. Her loving foster mama believed in her too and each week took her to a training class, took her on parallel walks with her personal dogs, and gave Darcy the structure and confidence she needed to finally meet other dogs! Darcy has now met several dogs big and small and done great with all of them! We learned that Darcy is leash reactive to other dogs because of frustration but once off leash, she does wonderfully. Darcy is extremely treat motivated and she makes an excellent student and she's come so far in her short time out of the shelter. We could not be more proud of this little gal!
Darcy is a young and energetic dog so will do best in a home with caregivers who can give her adequate exercise and attention. She will also need a family who is committed to continuing her training and helping her become the best girl she can be. She can be a fierce little ball of energy and she is working on learning to keep four paws on the floor instead of jumping for attention. We believe a home with children over the age of 6 would be best only due to Darcy's exuberance. Darcy will need a kitty free home as well. Darcy is crate trained, house trained, spayed, microchipped and up to date on vaccinations.
If you are looking for a whole lot of love and fun in your life, we believe Darcy is just what you need! One minute she'll have you laughing out loud and the next she'll have you cuddling up next to her on the couch :)
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