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Raven, black as midnight but sweet as pie. Good things galore about this little girl, thought to be a young adult 1-5 years old. Let's start with how friendly she is towards people. She seems to love being around people and she seems to love being loved by people! She is a leaner. She is a lover. She is a cuddler. She is also a barker when she sees or meets new dogs. Behind that loud bark is just excitement 'LOOK AT ME! PAY ATTENTION TO ME! I REALLY WANT TO MEET YOU!' Raven is naughty when in the kennel and surrounded by strange smells and noises from other dogs but outside she is little ball of joy! Raven has not had been taught the skills for socialization when it comes to meeting other dogs so many people in the shelter think she might not be good w/ other dogs. Volunteers, however, are finding this to be untrue. On the contrary, we are finding that Raven's excitement boils over when other dogs approach her so what looks like aggression is really just very bad manners! In the short time we have been able to walk her with big dog friendly male dogs, she is showing us she might actually really like them. It doesn't take her long to realize her barking does not help her meet other dogs but instead makes them go away. It also doesn't take her long to realize her fast head on in your face approach to other dogs does not help her meet other dogs but instead makes them go away as well. She is a fast learner and bc she wants to meet other dogs, she has shown us she will back off and approach in a much more civilized polite doggie manner. This will still take time and patience as she becomes settled in her new home with still more dogs she has not yet met. Raven seems house trained and she is very good walking on the leash. She has also shown she would make a fabulous running or jogging partner as she stays at your side throughout your run; actually she sometimes stays a little too close to you which I take as her knowing you are hers and will lead the way. For this reason, you still need to be a bit careful and watch her when you move down the street. Raven is a friendly girl, a good size at about 45 pounds, waiting to find her forever home. If you are willing and able to give this little girl a chance, come on in and meet her, ask if you can walk w/ her and maybe go into a yard to play. She is waiting in a back room for a space in adoption so just ask to see her and someone will bring her out to you. She is at the VIRGINIA BEACH ANIMAL CARE AND ADOPTION CENTER, 341 S BIRDNECK RD in Va Beach. Her id # is 1609-0514. Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.
Virginia Beach Animal Care & Adoption Center has wonderful pets available for adoption. As of December 6, all animals are now at the new shelter at 341 Birdneck Road. The former shelter on Leroy Drive is now closed. If you have lost a pet, please visit the shelter in person and often as lost animals arrive everyday.
Virginia Beach Animal Care & Adoption Center, 341 Birdneck Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23451 Phone 757-385-4444 (x 2)
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All our animals are up-to-date on vaccinations and if unaltered, the animal will be spayed or neutered prior to adoption.
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