Hi there! My name is J.J. I joined Ruff Start Rescue all the way from Texas.
I love my foster family, especially the dog in the home. I love cuddling and getting my tummy rubbed. My foster mom is constantly telling me what a sweet girl I am and how lucky my next family will be and how happy I will make them.
I love to play! I love toys the most- I will play with them all by myself even tossing them around and chasing after them. I also love when my foster family plays fetch or tug of war with me. I will keep myself busy with a toy or a bone but always welcome a friend to play with. I get along great with other dogs. My foster family has another dog in the home and he is my favorite playmate. I love to play chase with him and even just to lay and cuddle. My foster family also has a lot of kids running around- I love the excitement and the kids are really fun. My foster mom thinks I would do great with any age kids. I especially love laying and cuddling with the 8 year old when it time to go to bed. He reads me to sleep and I just love being around him.
I am a good learner too - my foster mom says I'm smart. I am house trained and kennel trained.
I will make sure to let you know when I have to go outside and if you ask me to kennel I will do it and not make a peep when I am in there. I can stay out of my kennel all night and sleep with you and not getting into any mischief but I will sleep in my kennel all night too and wait patiently and quietly for someone to let me out. I know sit, down, come, stay and shake. We are working on other house manners such as staying out of the kitchen when people are cooking, not barking when people walk by the house, and following directions even when there are lots of distractions. My foster mom says I am doing so well and is so proud of me. I ride in a car very well and love to go on drives with my foster family. I do need to be on a chain in or in a fenced in yard because I have run out of the yard before. But my foster mom said that if I had someone work with me she thinks I would do great learning to stay in the yard.
I haven’t always had such a great family and I was hit before quite a bit. Because of this I can get really scared if I think I made a mistake or if I hear people yelling. My foster family is so patient with me and I am learning that a good family will not hit me and I love that. I do not scare as much as when I first came to this home and my foster family can correct me now and I don’t worry I will be hurt. I would love a family that will be patient with me so that I can learn to trust them like I trust my foster family. In the past I was a little bossy and had some issues with resource guarding. I didn’t always like to share my toys or other things. But my new foster mom says that I am so much better! I don’t care if any of my foster family takes a toy from me or even my food- I will wait for permission to eat my food even! I do still like to have whatever toy another dog has and will try to sneak or snatch it away but I don’t bite or growl. My foster mom says we will keep working on this but the best thing to do is just to limit how many toys I have access to- which is fine with me!
I would love an active family - walking, running, hiking, etc. I love going for walks and although I pull on the leash I am working hard at getting better- I am just so eager to explore! I have energy to keep up with a family. On super cold days my foster family can’t take me for a walk or leave me outside too long but I still behave really well and will just burn my energy playing with my family and their dog. I would do very well in a home with other dogs or kids but will do just as good with just adults.
Do I sound like the girl for you? I'd love to meet you!
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