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This little white fluff ball’s name is Fiona. She’s a healthy 5 year old 20 pound poodle/beagle mix. She has all white curly fluffy hair with some brown spots on one side of her. She is quite an interesting mix with her long body and short legs but it all ads to her cute and quirky charm. Fiona was given to the humane society when her owner sadly passed away. She has settled in quite nicely in his foster home and continues to come out of her shell more each day.
Fiona has a loving and calm nature. She will often lie on the couch all day and is always looking for a lap to snuggle up on. When Fiona first entered foster care it was clear that she had never been on a leash because she had no idea what to do on a walk. She would cry and look up at me until I turned around and headed home. However she now will willingly go for short strolls and gets excited when the leash comes out. She walks nicely in front or at your side and does not pull. She loves to run in the snow and chase snowballs with the other dog in the foster home. Fiona gets along well with other dogs, she hasn’t come across a dog she doesn’t like. She is very passive and can tolerate excitable dogs jumping up on her trying to play. She also gets along well with the cat in the foster home and pays her no attention even if the cat decides to swat her in the face from time to time. Fiona loves toys especially the squeaky plush ones and will play fetch when you throw a toy. She also likes chewable bones and will sit on the couch for hours at a time working away on a bone. She does not guard her food and will willingly give up a toy or a bone when taken from her.
Fiona is completely crate trained and house broken. She has only had a couple accidents since being in foster care but now knows to cry at the door when she needs to be let out. She stays in her crate during the day when no one is home and will sleep in her crate over night. She does not cry when left alone and also doesn’t cry in the morning to wake you up. She gets so excited to be let out of her crate that she’ll run circles around the kitchen table with her tail wagging at full speed. Her tail wags in a circular motion which is quite funny we call it her helicopter tail. Fiona is still working on being calm during car rides. She will willingly jump into the car but will cry for most of the ride. It is recommended to crate her during a car ride because she will walk around and get in your way. Fiona has shown much progress in this area with positive reinforcement by treating her when she quiet in the car. She knows basic commands such as sit, stay and come here. She listens intently and responds well to corrections. There really isn’t anything negative to say about this dog! She has such a kind soul and is a joy to be around.
Fiona does well with kids and is very gentle. She does tend to jump up for attention so small children might not be ideal because she might knock them over. She is learning to not jump up when corrected but just cant resist when she knows someone is giving out pets for free! She would do well in any type of environment, either an apartment or a house would be fine for Fiona just as long as she is able go for walks outside, or enjoy running around in a fenced in back yard.
Fiona deserves a loving home, one that will provide her with everything she needs in order to be a healthy and happy girl. She needs a forever home where she will be confident in the fact that she will never be abandoned again. If your looking for a lower energy dog who loves to snuggle on the couch but also enjoys a daily walk then Fiona could be the dog for you. She is a wonderful companion and would be a great addition to any type of family. Fiona has so much love to give and deserves all the love back in return. Could Fiona be the dog for you?