To summarize who Piper is into a paragraph might be difficult, but the best word for her is amazing. She is a medium sized dog (about 35 pounds), part Beagle, up to date on shots and will be spayed once her puppies leave her. She is thought to be about 4 years old. She also doesn't seem to shed much. Piperr is also 100% potty trained.
Piper has not had a good life prior to entering foster care. It is thought that she must've lived on a chain causing her to be slightly afraid of leashes. Due to living on the chain, Piper has no front teeth on top or bottom. We think she chewed the metal out of boredom. She was brought to the shelter as a stray the day she had given birth.When I got her 2 days later she was very afraid. I had to carry her everywhere for the first 2 days because she wouldn't walk. It seemed as though she had never been in a house or walked on a leash.
Eventually, I earned her trust. Somehow, although she is a dog, she has managed to let me feel her gratitude for saving her. Piper is now a playful, loving and happy dog. She is timid when meeting new people, but not skittish. She warms up quickly. Piper loves children and has been around cats without any issues. She was a great mom to her 5 puppies. Piper loves to give kisses, snuggle and if you can't find her, she's probably on the bed with her head on a pillow just like a human! Piper doesn't bark much, but if she needs to go outside or is hungry, she whines to let you know. Piper is calm and even-tempered. She needs to be part of a family who can guarantee her love for the remainder of her life- she deserves that. Piper loves being outside and does well in the yard for an hour or so alone. She can also be trusted in the house alone, but I must warn you, she enjoys hoarding toys :). She will find all the toys she has access to (and maybe a sock or two) and pile them up somewhere in a corner. Piper will make a wonderful companion for someone who wants a loyal and loving pet. You will have no doubt that she loves you as she has the strangest, but sweetest way of showing you. She also minds very well, comes when called and is eager to please. Piper is one-of-a-kind and if you are looking for a calm, loving dog to spend all of your free time with, she is your girl! I can't put into words how special she is.
Piper needs a fenced yard as she should never be left tied up. Doing so causes her mood and behavior to change and she will become very fearful. Once she recognizes the leash as a positive thing, she will do very well and has already made vast improvements.
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