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Little Birdie is available for adoption through VBACAC. Currently, she is in our home as a foster dog and after only a few days of transition in the beginning, she is settling in well. When I met Little Birdie at the shelter, she was quiet in her kennel and we really didn’t get to see her personality. Now that Birdie’s been in a home setting for a few weeks, we get to see another side of her – one where she is very playful and really wants to be around her ‘people’. In the home, Birdie’s still easy and quiet at times, but she also has this fun side of her. She’s really quite the character; on one hand she likes to take it slow and easy as if she were quite older, but on the other hand, she’s a spitfire! Bright and bubbly – full of spunk! She is eager to play and loves to be active. One of her favorite things is to chase tennis balls and then lie in the yard and chew on the tennis ball. Birdie can entertain herself and likes to chew on her toys. Birdie is a big chewer so some sort of chew toy is very necessary for her. Birdie is pretty easy in the house too. She’ll just hang out with me, sitting by my side waiting for a pet and some love. Birdie can wait patiently if she has her chew toys to keep her busy. When it’s time for bed, she goes easily and stays asleep all night until potty and breakfast time. Birdie is also very potty trained! Little Birdie is working on her basic commands. She definitely knows sit and wait. And although she’s not a big fan of waiting, she’s learning to wait for longer periods of time. Treats and practice work wonders for her. Birdie practices sitting and waiting to go out, to eat her food and to get her treats/toys. And she’s a quick learn (again treats and practice work wonders) Birdie is also easy to leave home alone. We have crated her but because she is so easy when left alone, we just put her in her room and she either plays with her toys or sleeps. When Birdie does go for outings, she is very easy in the car as well, just sitting on the floor of the back seat, trying to position herself so the sun shines in her face. She easily meets new people and is very friendly with them. She seems to be the same way with other dogs as well. When she meets people, she tends to get into a down position and gently approaches. When she gets to know you, she tends to get more excited and jumpy. Some things to note about Little Birdie too: Birdie can play rough at times; she can mouth pretty hard or jump on the person when overly excited. We’re working on playing more gently but she would be better in a home where there are no small children. Birdie has also shown resource guarding around some toys and treats. For this reason, it is best for Birdie to be in a home without small children and also best if she is the only dog. Overall, she is easy and a pleasure to be around. She needs a loving family that will give her time to transition and adjust to her new home. If you would like to meet Little Birdie, please call the Virginia Beach Animal Care and Adoption Center at 757-385-4444, or you can call or email her foster family directly 757-373-2458/ Ellenmgiordano@gmail.com
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.
Act quickly to adopt Off-Site Foster 1611-0729 Little Birdie. Pets at this Shelter may be held for only a short time.
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