Fiona doesn't look it, but she is one of the toughest, baddest dogs we have ever had here at APA! When we found her, she had been hit by a car. And she was likely suffering from a very serious hernia before then. Her prognosis was bleak to say the least, but she made it through and is on the road to recovery. Now all she needs is her forever family to make this Happily Ever After complete.
Fiona is still recovering from her ordeal and is on crate rest. Even though she is limited in her mobility, she makes her presence known. She loves to sleep in your lap and receive pets. She never nips or snarls, even though she might still be a little sore. She is a pretty vocal dog. She barks and whines to get attention, but she also doesn't have a whole lot of other options right now. As she gets stronger, certain behaviors might change or adjust.
The best home for Fiona is anywhere that can give her the love and attention she needs to make it to a full recovery. She will likely be good with dogs her size. She has snuggled up to the resident chihuahua in foster. She tends to bark at cats, but at the moment, that is all she can do. She has been getting more playful as she's been feeling better, and has picked up and played with stuffed animals. But she seems to be a lap dog at heart. She's a cuddle bug. She is not house trained and is struggling right now to hold it with her broken pelvis, but that should improve over time. She probably hasn't had much formal training in general, and will need to work on leash and basic obedience training as she gets stronger.
Fiona has done so much on her own to make it this far. She just needs an assist to get her the rest of the way. We haven't gotten to meet the 100% Fiona, but we can't wait to see what this little spitfire can do when she is at her best. Can you help her get there?
And remember, all APA adoptions come with free behavior assistance through APA's behavior team. And when you adopt a dog from APA, you are saving not one, but two lives - the life of the dog you're bringing into your home, and the next dog APA can save in the adopted dog's place.
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