Dolly / F / 2 yrs. / 45 lbs / Catahoula Mix
Meet Dolly! A timid girl, Dolly dreams of finding a female-only home with another playful, well adjusted pup, and a mum(s) that is willing to put the effort into earning her trust and confidence. With consistency & patience, Dolly is a loving and affectionate girl. She loves to be by her foster mum’s side and will gaze adoringly at her until she receives a pet. When her foster mum comes home from work, Dolly will do a goofy prance towards her with ears propped outward, as if to say “Hi! I missed you!” Dolly is very nervous of men and would do best in an environment where she has limited interaction with them. She is now starting to come around in terms of trusting her foster dad, but ultimately Dolly will require a family where a female is the primary caregiver.
She is timid around children initially and will run and hide when approached. However, with time and patience, she gains confidence and trust, and is great with kids. The more gentle the child, the faster she becomes comfortable. For this reason, Dolly would prefer an adult only home, or a home with a child that is calm and understanding of her need for space in the beginning.
Dolly is great around calm, gentle and passive dogs, and gets on wonderfully with her fur sister Sasha. She would not do well with a high energy dog as excitable dogs and people make her nervous. She has not been cat tested, but has never shown any interest in chasing other small animals like squirrels.
She looooves walks and playing outside in the yard. Dolly is great on the leash, walking calmly at your side. If something startles her she will get really low, tuck her tail between her legs and pull towards home. In these situations, her foster mum stops, stands calmly by her side, pets her back for a moment to calm her and then they can continue walking without an issue. Because of this, Dolly would prefer a family that lives in a quiet country or suburban neighbourhood. She is low to medium energy.
Dolly is crate trained and house broken provided she is taken out on a consistent schedule. She is a quiet girl and only barks with excitement when her foster mum comes home. She has wonderful manners (does not chew, doesn’t bark at people, doesn’t climb all over furniture, is calm in the house, etc.), but has yet to learn her basic commands such as sit, lie down, stay etc. Her foster family has been focused on building her confidence by making her feel safe and learning to trust.
Dolly has come a long way since her arrival into our rescue and this beautiful girl has loads of potential yet to be unlocked! She would make wonderful forever friend, and just needs a second chance.
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