As you can see, she is a pretty female - very photogenic. This little sweetie has been with us for quie a while. Despite the many applications we have received on her, it has been challenging to find the right fit for her as she has a few interesting quirks.
Robin has some obsessive-compulsive behaviors such as chasing flies, and spinning in circles when she gets excited - she is easily stimulated by any exciting activity, and will do figure eights or repetitive circles. She is a little quirky - but she is a sweetie.
When Robin first came to us, we assumed that she did not have much dog-dog experience. When she first met other dogs, she would either ignore them, or become nervous and intimidated by them if they were bigger than her. Over time though, she has learned to trust a young and submissive male Dobie, and the two of them became rambunctious play partners. She likes to race around the yard with him, play tug and do some light wrestling. When we try to put Robin with smaller dogs, however, she tends to try to intimidate them.
Walking Robin can sometimes be a challenge as she tends to get worked up/stimulated by cars passing by or bicycle or skateboard passing by. We think that one of Robin’s main issues actually is that she is easily over-stimulated by externalities. While Robin’s quirks may make living with her a bit more challenging than with the average Doberman, she has a very sweet disposition and is overall, a really great dog. Her silly quirks make her all that much more endearing. The other day we discovered that in her mind, the “heel” command means walking sideways down the sidewalk with her nose touching one of our knees. Not sure that it is a comfortable way for her to walk, but if it works for her, we’re OK with that! At least she remembered part of what she was supposed to do from her basic obedience class. You have to give her credit for that! Sometime, we just have to laugh at her.
The ideal home for Robin would be a home that is generally calm; not alot of energetic children or chaos. As you guess, a patient and dog experience owner(s) would be a good fit for her. A patient owner who can work on obedience commands with her would be a plus, as practicing obedience in a calm setting will give her the structure she needs to deal with more hectic situations. A home where she is a single dog would be good, although she may do well with a more submissive and tolerant male dog that is at least her size. A good sized fenced-in yard is a must, so she can burn off some energy by racing around, off leash, before going for a walk. When she gets daily play time in the yard, and a daily walk, she actually settles down very well in the house and will be contented to lay down by your feet like a sweet little angel.
Despite her quirks, Robin is a great dog, and the family that can work with her will be rewarded with her unconditional love and daily laughs over her silliness.
Robin is crate trained and is doing very well on her house training and people manners. She is also spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped. This pretty female is looking for a patient owner and a loving home.
If you are interested in adopting Robin, please visit our website, www.friendsofcanines.org and check out our Adoption Process and fill out an adoption application. You will see from our adoption process that we will bring Robin to your home for a meet and greet if you have the right fit for her. If you have any further questions, feel free to e-mail us at email@example.com.
The adoption fee for Robin is $200. Thank you for considering one of our foster dogs.
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