Honey was taken in as a young puppy, and his owner had good intentions but did not stay committed to her, even after moving back home with his parents. Honey is now the primary responsibility of the grandma, who is also caring for a husband recovering from a stroke. She doesn't have the time to take on a young, active dog right now, and has 3 older dogs and a cat of her own. Today, Honey spends most of her days alone out in the yard, and that's not a good life for her, so Christy contacted DDB to find her a new home.
Honey is a very affectionate and cuddly pup who fancies herself a lap dog. She's very sweet, but also an active young dog who needs daily walks, exercise, and playtime. Don’t let her white face fool you. She's currently being fostered with a cat and 3 other dogs and does well with each of them. She would make a great family dog, and is great with kids. She can be a little excitable and jumpy when she meets you, but we’re working on that. After about 5 minutes with a new visitor to the house, she will settle down and is ready to snuggle.
She's house trained, crate trained, and loves her toys and cuddling on a soft comfy bed. Honey is going to make someone an excellent companion, and we can't wait to meet her when she comes to town.
FOSTER UPDATE - 5/6/17 - Honey has been in her foster home almost two weeks now, and is enjoying her foster family, the big back yard to romp in, her stay-at-home foster dad, and snuggling up in bed with her foster parents at night. She was instant pals with the resident kitty, and has been wonderful with the visiting 3-year-old grandson too. Honey has a very submissive nature, and quickly fell in line behind the senior pup, Belle, who rules the roost. Honey wants to play with Belle, but respects her space when Belle corrects her.
Honey is a super affectionate, social pup who loves to play. She would be ideal in a home with kids or another young dog playmate and really enjoys the company of other dogs. She’s an ideal family dog who will bring a lot of love and joy to your home. Her foster mom calls her a “snuggle bug.” Crate trained, potty trained, walks pretty well on leash, and loves toys.
BREED ESTIMATE: American Staffordshire/Lab mix
APPROXIMATE WEIGHT: 63 lbs
APPROXIMATE AGE: 1 year old
COAT TYPE: short
ADOPTION FEE: $350
OTHER INFO: utd on shots/spayed/microchipped
LOCATION: Berryville, VA
FOR MORE INFO OR TO ADOPT: Please go to http://adopt.ddbnova.org and complete the application.
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