found a new home!
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I am already spayed, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.
Stryder originally came to us after she had been dumped in a kill shelter with her new born pups. She remained in foster care with the shelter until her pups were old enough to be adopted, which they all were but no one was willing to give this poor girl a second look. She was not in the best of shape when she came to us but you would never know it to look at her now.
Here is what her foster mom had to say:
Stryder is a truly amazing companion and friend. She is exceptionally gentle with even my little 5 lb dog. She easily fits into any routine. She is an intelligent dog who learns quickly and is always eager and willing to please. She is currently living in a home with small dogs and two cats without any issues.
Stryder is totally loyal to her people and a most affectionate and loving companion. She trusts everyone but with strangers she is friendly but reserved, never jumping up on anyone but enjoying a pat or two. Even though she is friendly with everyone she is far more loving and responsive with her own people. At the dog park she is friendly with all the other dogs and a little on the submissive side however she does like to run and play with the other dogs but always keeping an eye on where you are. We have had a couple of occasions where another dog has acted aggressively towards her and she just instantly defuses the situation by being submissive. In many ways she is like a person who likes to get to know someone before she will give you her full love and devotion. When I say devotion, that is exactly what you can expect from this girl.
Stryder is one of those dogs that will make her owner look good because she is so well behaved it looks like you have put a lot of work into her when in reality it is just all her. She learned sit and down in one day, and has been doing exceptionally well with her leash work. She is great off leash and her recall is wonderful. I haven't worked very hard with her as she is just naturally so well behaved. She does not need to be crated although she is crate trained. She would prefer to sleep on my bed but listens well when asked to go sleep in her own bed.
Some people are put off by the size of her teats but they are slowly decreasing in size. I thought I should mention it in case it is a problem for someone. She also has a scar where a piece of wire was caught in her back but since she has been with me that has completely healed and her hair has grown over it. She has her natural ears but has a couple notches torn out of one due to dog bites. Her tail is docked. Although she has long legs she can curl up into a small little ball and is not a large dog in body size. She is very graceful and even in my small house she never steps on any of the little dogs.
Stryder loves to go walking with you and knows to "leave it" when other dogs bark at her or there is something that I want her to ignore. She is learning to heal at my side and of course is always better on leash if exercised regularly. She loves going for a sprint at the park and will run like the wind but never straying too far and always running back to check in with you. She loves going in the car to do errands and visiting the homes of other dog friends. She loves to cuddle on the couch with her head in your lap but also likes to lie in her own bed and have a good chew on a nylabone. She loves squeaky toys and will often fall asleep with a stuffy in her mouth for comfort. She is a little insecure still and does appear to have the same behaviour as a child sucking their thumb when she goes to sleep. She will take a corner of the blanket or a stuffy and just fall asleep with it in her mouth - it is actually very cute!
Stryder would be fine as a second friendly dog in the home as she shows no possessiveness or jealousy. It would be wonderful however if she could find a home where she was the only dog as she deserves to have all of the attention however a playmate for when you are away and for company might also be good for her if you work a full day. She would do well as a single's companion or as a respected member of a family. She would love some older children to play with and teens that would like to get out and walk with her. She is moderately active and although she loves going for walks and runs at the park, she does not need a ton of exercise. In the home she is fairly quiet and relaxed unless you are playing with her and then she can get quite silly with you. She does enjoy a good game of chase or tug-o-war and is quite strong. She would be fine in an apartment with a good run each day and a walk or two around the neighbourhood however she would enjoy having a back yard to run around in as well.
If you would like to make this special girl part of your family, please submit an application for consideration.