Ezra is a very sweet girl with all of the people she meets. She is an energetic girl so although she isn't normally very jumpy she can be all over the place checking things out. Ezra has not had any issues being introduced to new people and doesn't seem be bothered by having people around. If anything Ezra is a little disconnected at times choosing to pretty much ignore the fact that there are people around. She acts like she just doesn't know what the purpose of people are which speaks to having never having a long time bond or connection to a family/person. Once Ezra gets familiar she is a very sweet and loving girl but you have to get through her initial "why should I invest in you?" chip on the shoulder.
Ezra is kind of funny with the other dogs. She isn't outright aggressive but she is a pushy, dominate female. She has been around other dogs ranging from beagles to Labradors to larger shepherds which has forced Ezra to reevaluate her initial standoffish behavior. Some of the dogs who are very persistent have gotten Ezra to play with them while others just avoid her. She is kind of like a bull when she first meets a dog though wanting to rush up and posture but not actually offering any physical aggression. We think Ezra could do well in a multi-dog home but it is going to depend a lot on the personalities of the dogs and enforcement of boundaries in the home. Ezra has had an initial cat test which went extremely well. For all her posturing with other dogs Ezra was very unconcerned with the cats. She sniffed over them and moved on to more interesting things like a litter box. As always proper introduction and enforcement of boundaries are very important but at this point we believe Ezra could be acclimated to a home with cats.
Ezra did test positive for heartworm and has been started on what is known as the "slow kill" method of treatment along with alternative holistic support through Young Living Essential Oils. Ezra will require a home committed to her continued treatment and subsequent prevention through her lifetime.
Ezra is searching for a loving home that will show her patience and love as she decompresses from all of the transitions she has been through. She is a very loving dog who is just searching for a family to show that to.
If you would like an application to adopt Ezra please email Tierhavenrescue@gmail.com
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