Hi! I'm Jenny. I am 2.5 years old and about 45 pounds. I'm probably a mix of many breeds but I definitely have the nose-to-ground instinct of a beagle. My foster parents like to call me 'Goldie' because of my endearing golden eyes.
Let me tell you some of my favorite things in life:
First and foremost - Snuggles, snuggle, snuggles. I love to touch and be touched. If you let me, I'll always be beside you with at least one point of contact. Maybe my head in your lap, maybe just a back paw stretched out to touch you. I'll even just lay at your feet (just know I'll know if you try to sneak past me...) I don't have to be on the couch with you but it sure a great place to watch TV or surf-the-web together.
Sleeping in. If we must, I'll get up and get ready to start the day early. But if you are willing, I'm all for lazing about and napping until at least 9 a.m.
Car rides. If I hear your keys, then I'll be waiting at the garage door for you. I am such a low-key car-riding dog, you might even forget you have me in there. Now I know we live in the South and the doggy car-riding season is short, but know I'm ready to go when you are.
So now you are wondering, am I a complete couch-potato? Nope, I still have some puppy energy to expend and here are a few ways I like to do that.
Walks. They don't have to be super-long walks. About 1 mile a couple times a day is OK. Walks of 3-4 miles definitely wear me out. Greenways are great. Hikes in the woods are super-fun too. I wasn't too sure of my first few creek crossings but now I think wading in the water is fun. (I haven't tried it yet but I don't think I'll be swimming-dog. My physique just isn't that of a swimmer.) And since we are talking about water... I'll let you know my little secret. I actually seem to like bathtime (just don't tell the other dogs!).
Playtime. A couple times a day, could you spend 10- 15 minutes playing with me? I like to play my version of fetch with my stuffed toys. I like to play the spin-jump game. I think I might like the laser-pointer game if my silly humans would replace the batteries so I could see the laser. And a kong ball stuffed with treats...I'll never say no to that. Just...no peanut butter in the kong - I think peanut butter is icky. And when you tell me playtime is over, I'll go chew my nyla-bone in the sunbeam till I'm ready for my next nap.
Running. I've run about 1.5 miles and only had to stop-and-sniff twice. I don't know yet, but maybe if you are a runner, we could strike a deal of 2-3 mile runs when the temps are 60 degrees or less. If you have a fenced-in yard, then I most definitely will show you my speed and run a few laps each day. And not to worry, I'll keep our yard rabbit and squirrel-free!
Now, to be honest, there a few things in life I don't care for that I need you to know about.
Noisy buses. If one passes us on our walk, it's every dog (or human) for themselves!
Vacuums. If you want to tidy-up, just put me in my safe-crate first.
Cats. I don't have any first-hand experience with cats, but every-time I see them I think they look like great fun to chase. So, for the safety of the feline population, I probably shouldn't be in a home with cats.
Dogs. Let's face it - I'm just picky about what dogs I like. I'd like so be a 1-dog house, please. I'm never going to be a dog-park kind of gal. I have some dog-friends on the other side of my foster yard that I like to fence-play with when we are out together. But those 'other' dogs out on our walks - well, I just think they shouldn't be there at all.
Small children. I like people of all ages and I do like kids. But when I've got some puppy-energy to expend, I can be a little bit like a gangly teenager (where are my limbs?!) so it would be best if I wasn't in a family with small children that I could accidentally knock over.
let's end this conversation on a positive note -
I am, of course, house-trained and crate-trained and up-to-date on my shots.
I've got a brain and I'm willing to use it. I know my basic commands - sit, stay, down, cookie, 'place'. I quickly pick up on house-hold patterns (oh that evil hair-dryer means the crate is in my future!). If we work together, I'd be willing to learn many new commands (provided you praise me lots and offer the occasional hot-dog treats as bribery)
I do my best to guard my house (a few short barks when someone comes in the door or the garage door opens) but I don't bark excessively. For the most part, my barks are few and tend towards a hoarse-sounding bark. My preferred method of communication is grumbling. Not a growl... a grumble to let you know there is something in life that needs attention.
So, what do you think? If I sound like your kind of pup, then fill out an application and tell me all about your likes and dislikes and we'll see if are a match made in doggy-heaven!
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