Meet Haley! She is very energetic, playful, sweet, goofy and entertaining with fantastic house manners. She will give an alert warning bark with knocks at the door (typical of the breed, and not indicative of aggression in this case), but don't worry she is sweet and when guests enter the house she is all wiggles and excitement. Haley does not jump on guests, but is very enthusiastic in her greeting (she'll wap you with her tail!). She is respectful of boundaries set for her, however, she can be vocal, especially if she has not been exercised yet that day. She will also bark a lot during play and will join in barking when her housemates bark (during play, at squirrels out the window, etc). If she's alone/my dogs aren't out, she does not partake in barking alone. She is generally quiet in her crate. She loves to play with the other household dogs as well as playing fetch, with discs, balls, sticks, jolly ball, etc. If you can throw it, she will retrieve it. She also is a super snuggler, but is polite about it. She waits for an invite up for snuggle time. She loves scratches and pets all over, but especially on her lower back & butt!
Special Note For Interested Owners:
Haley is HIGH ENERGY! She is currently excelling in the house and with general behaviors because we work her every single day. Training, fetch, disc dog work, one on one play with another dog. She gets something several times a day. Without these outlets, I would guess Haley will start to break in her manners. Haley is also currently overweight by several pounds. We are working with her to shed these extra pounds. I would guess that when she is at a better weight, she'll be able to do even more in ways of exercise and fun :)
Haley is not a dog park dog. She is also not a good candidate for dog daycare. While she can play well with other dogs, she needs a carefully monitored play session. Haley will escalate above appropriate play, and she can be quite rude in her wrestle style. Some dogs like this play (I have one that could spend hours playing with Haley), most do not. As a result, Haley can and will cause scuffles during play. This has not happened with us, or at Boot Camp training, but it did happen in her previous home (she was kicked out of dog daycare). Haley is not dog aggressive, she is just lacking in proper social interactions and as a result needs an owner that can moderate dog interactions to ensure she is appropriate during play.
Haley's ideal home is one that will continue to give her boundaries and rules to follow. Haley will walk all over a family that does not provide structure for her.. she can be pushy. She needs daily exercise (mental and physical).. luckily she's happy and willing to participate in that! Running, one on one dog play, disc, fetch, and training. Haley will make a great Bro Dog for someone that is looking for a friend to take on adventures.. hikes, around town, camping, etc.
Interested in adopting this lovable animal? Please go to our website www.wagsmn.org and fill out an Adoption Application. Once the application is processed, a Wags representative will contact you, answer any questions you may have, and set up a time/location for a meet and greet! A home visit is required prior to adoption. Wags & Whiskers adopts animals within a 60 mile radius of the Twin Cities or a 30 minute radius of Duluth, Rochester, and Mankato.
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