Ruff Ruff! My name is Indy
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|Breed:||Akita/Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix||Color:||Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut||Age:||Young|
|Size:||Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)||Sex:||Female|
Please contact email@example.com or call 602.432.4680 if you are interested in this dog. Please do *not* contact the rescue.
It is with sadness that I am looking to rehome my dog, Indy. Indy is a 1-year-old, 45lb Formosan Mountain Dog mix that I adopted from Taiwan about 8 months ago. She is extremely affectionate and loving with the people she trusts, housebroken, very smart, loves other dogs, and has no food or toy aggression.
Indy is spayed, microchipped, and current on shots. She was just around cats for the first time this weekend (on a leash). She shows an interest in chasing them, but if they don't run she goes up to sniff them out of curiosity. Her current routine varies depending on the day - she is mellow and okay with 60-90 minutes of walking during the week. During the weekend, she loves going for all-day romps and hikes.
She knows basic commands like sit, come, lay down, and shake, she is crate trained, and she knows "go to your bed". She LOVES all things food and is very food-motivated. She also loves belly rubs, squeaky toys, and bully bones. She will try to drape herself on top of you if sit on the ground, and will paw at you when she wants you to pet her. While she is suspicious of all strangers, she warms much more quickly to women than men. Similarly, she shows more fearful tendencies towards men than women.
Indy has always been shy with new people, but it has progressed to where she will growl, bark, and sometimes lunge at strangers coming in the door. Because her behavior is unpredictable, she should separated when new people first come to the house, to minimize the threat she may feel towards them and her need to protect. She feels much more comfortable when she knows someone she trusts has control of the situation, and she will eventually sit quietly on the leash. She needs to be in a home where her owner will be able to monitor and control her home environment, which I am unfortunately unable to provide at this time.
Indy is great on hikes and in open spaces like the beach. She will occasionally bark at a stranger, but she feels much less threatened in open, unconfined spaces. On walks she is very wary of passers-by, but does not exhibit aggressive behavior.
I also think that she would do very well with another well-behaved, well socialized dog to show her the ropes and teach her what is appropriate behavior. It's almost like her heart is conflicting with her instincts and she needs someone or something to continue to show her that there is nothing to be afraid of, in an environment where she won't be constantly agitated.
Indy will make a truly great companion for the right person or family. She would be well-suited for someone who would like a sweet, smart dog, who is easy to teach and eager to please, but also untrusting of strangers and very protective of her home and her family.
If you think you are a good match for Indy or would like more information, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 602.432.4680.
Because we want to ensure that Indy goes to a home suited to her needs, an application and homecheck will be required. There will also be a $100 adoption fee in the form of a donation to an animal rescue or shelter of your choice.
Rescue Group Info...
Application, interview, meeting with dog, homecheck, contract, adoption fee.
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