HISTORY: Trixie came from animal control. She arrived as a stray very underweight and missing large patches of hair. It is obvious she has had multiple litters of puppies. While she was at animal control she became very sick and had to spent a month in boarding at a vet until she was well enough to go to her foster home.
ABOUT: Trixie is up to a much better weight and her hair is growing in very quickly showing us her beautiful brindle coat. Trixie’s foster family decided that they wanted her to have some freedom after being kenneled for so long so they decided to take a risk and not crate her. She has proven herself trustworthy. She is contained to one room of the house, but has never destroyed anything. She also has not had any accidents save one she had when her tummy wasn’t feeling in tip-top shape. Trixie is also agreeable to having a bath even though it isn’t her favorite activity. She will bark if something especially exciting happens outside, but overall she’s pretty quiet.
Her foster home immediately offered her toys to play with, but it was quickly evident that she had no idea what to do with them. She was in her foster home for weeks before she finally figured out what they were for. Her foster mom was elated the first time she really got the hang of it and had fun with her toys. Trixie loves everyone she meets and is very affection-motivated. She loves cuddles and snuggles and belly rubs. She is not hyper, but she loves to trot around the fenced yard at the foster home and then come back to sit next to her foster mom. She currently sleeps in her dog bed with a fleece blanket to cuddle in. She does love to sit on the couch with her foster mom when she gets some private snuggle time.
Trixie loves to play with her foster siblings and changes play style as necessary (one adult female, one puppy female). It seems that she gets along with any dog who is nice to her. She is apprehensive of new dogs initially, but once she realizes they are friendly she relaxes and is open to playing. She has had her fair share of litters of puppies before being rescued, and she seems to be extra wary of large males. But as long as they're friendly to her, she'll willingly be their friend back. She just needs controlled introductions so she can become comfortable.
This sweet, people-pleaser is ready to be adopted as a pet, not a cash-cow. She’ll repay you the only way she knows how. With love.
Here are a few videos for you to enjoy:
Trixie enjoying the snow:
Trixie bringing her toy with enthusiasm:
Trixie tries to "fetch" a snow ball!
Trixie shows off her toy:
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