found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
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I am already spayed, housetrained, and up to date with shots.
Holly is a sweet and happy girl, who weighs about 25 pounds (and may put on a few more pounds now that she is getting regular meals).
Both Holly and Ivy have very soft, short fur, and enjoy being groomed and petted. They are affectionate with people, and we can take treats and toys from them without issue; they seem to be OK around other dogs but NOT with each other. We think these two were forced from a young age to scavenge and compete for meager food resources, and they show severe sibling rivalry issues with each other as a result. Either could probably go to a home with other dogs, as long as the people are experienced dog owners who can feed the dogs separately, and can immediately exert "pack leader" dominance should there be any inter-dog squabbles.
These dogs do not understand play yet, and are still getting used to the idea of having toys and attention and regular meals. When either is with one of the other shelter dogs, they tend to try to play too roughly (even with dogs 3 times their size!) This is another indication that they did not receive the proper socialization that puppies need to learn boundaries from other dogs. They do listen to people well, and we are helping them to learn what is appropriate play; this training, as well as basic obedience training, should be continued by their adopters. They let us cut their nails without any trouble, and are pretty good on leash - a little bit overexcited at the beginning of their walk (and we walk them separately to avoid those sibling rivalry squabbles). After a couple of minutes, each calms down and proceeds on leash without difficulty.
Holly loves to play fetch!
Like all our adult pet placements, Holly comes with a 30-day money-back trial adoption period.
Spay/neuter, worming, microchip and all age-appropriate shots are always completed before placement, and are included in the adoption fee (suggested minimum $75; more gratefully accepted!) Can't come to Republic? Don't let that stop you! We have monthly transports to both the Seattle area and Spokane, delivering adopted pets to their new owners. If you can add a little to your donation to help us cover our volunteer driver's expenses, that would be great!