DOB: 05/04/12 estimated
Weight: 35 lbs
Adoption Fee: $125
Zeena is a gorgeous girl who is eager to please and has tons of love to give! She was found by her foster wandering the streets in pretty rough shape. Since she is so much happier and healthier now, she's so excited about life!
Zeena does have a high prey drive and doesn't always do well with small dogs or cats (and is very interested in squirrels/rabbits/etc.). She does have the ability to climb fences (though privacy fences are harder to climb), and has managed to escape her collar/tether multiple times. Zeena will need to be tethered/leashed/fenced WITH supervision because she has the tenancy to chase after things.
Zeena is very playful and energetic and would make a good running partner, but needs leash training. She does well with SOME other dogs (she tends to be selective) and really loves to play with them when she finds a dog she can get along well with. I'm not completely sure, but it seems like she does better with male dogs. Because she loves playing so much, she can be vocal, which may sound scary, but it's just her way of being excited!
Zeena is crate trained, and knows a few basic commands. This sweet girl has developed some allergies and we are currently trying to find a food that helps with that. She also has some incontinence issues. She does go potty outside, but tends to have accidents inside as well. We've tried several medications for this and she has seen a specialist, but we can't quite pin point the problem. For now, she gets frequent outdoor potty breaks and wears a diaper indoors (or we just clean up as needed).
This spitfire of a pup adores a good game of fetch and thoroughly enjoys a few rounds of tug-o-war! She gives the best face kisses you could imagine and absolutely loves to snuggle up into some blankets by her humans after she's been good and tuckered out!
Zeena seems to appear larger than she actually is in photos! She's on the smaller side of "medium" and weights just about 35 pounds.
Zeena is an incredible girl and will make an amazing companion! Like all of us humans, she's a bit rough around the edges and maybe a little misunderstood. She needs someone who is willing to put in the time and work and be dedicated to her, and in return, she'll give so much love back to you!
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