Bailey is fine with other dogs when she's off leash. She's good with little dogs--she presently lives with a 3-yo, 15-lb Poodle mix who she gets along well with, though she does bully him in a gentle manner for food and toys. Bailey is a regular dog park visitor and does well there. She was fine w/ the several dogs she met at GSRSV's rescue ranch, though not playful with any of them. (See video elsewhere on this page.) Bailey was initially quite barky towards any of the GSRSV dogs who approached her owner Ava. She was never aggressive and never snapped, but was quite vocal. She eventually became comfortable with all the GSRSV dogs and even let one of them jump onto the lap of her owner without getting upset.
Bailey lives with three cats and can be trusted with all of them. She does like to chase and nibble on them in a playful manner, but if they object she simply leaves them alone. We are open to a home with dog-tolerant cats for Bailey.
Bailey is housetrained and very trustworthy inside. She is presently left inside on weekdays (with Twinkie and the cats) for approx 10 hrs/day.
Bailey has gone through two basic obedience courses at Petco with Naomi, the 11-yo daughter, and is quick to obey commands. She has good leash manners overall, though she is reactive towards other dogs when on leash. She has good recall off-leash.
Bailey likes to play fetch and to steal toys from Twinkie!
Bailey's owner Ava purchased her from a private party when she was nine months old. Bailey is very much a part of Ava's family, but recently Bailey jumped over the little fence in their front yard and went after a dog that was going by on-leash. She never did anything to the dog, but in the melee that ensued she accidentally bit the owner of the other dog (though not badly). He is now pressuring Ava to surrender Bailey to the shelter, which she simply won't do. To appease the owner of the other dog, they are seeking a new home for Bailey.
GSRSV has evaluated Bailey and is placing her as a "Program Dog." This means that GSRSV is placing Bailey through its adoption program while her owners continue to care for her.
Bailey is located in San Francisco. Her adoption fee is $260.
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