This is a great dog!! And we are not sure exactly what she is but she is a sweetheart to be sure!!! Adopted out as a puppy, she was returned in the hopes of fitting her into a home better suited to her. She is a fun and friendly girl, very sweet and well behaved. She seems anxious around young children though we think teens would probably be fine...she gets anxious around pools so better a home without one. She is not good with small dogs but has shown to be fine with select larger dogs and gets along with three large females in her foster home...so if you have one, let's meet. :) She has a lot of potential and needs a very loving home that is FOREVER this time! Like we said, she just needs a better match for a home. She is about 2.5 yrs old and 65lbs or so. She appears to be house trained and is a very good girl. She is a real love and the right family is out there somewhere who will treasure her for the special girl she is. She'd make a great partner for walks and jogging...but is not really a dog park dog. Younger kids and a busy household are not going to be the best place for her. A quieter, loving home is what she wants.....and in return, she will give you loyalty, companionship and so much love and devotion!!!!
Here’s a little note from her perspective:
Hello! My name is Princess!
- I’m about 3 years old.
- I REALLY want to please my people. All you have to do is build on what I already know (since I’ve had a little training – I know “sit” really well and “down”, though I have to learn to trust you before I do this regularly, and “off” and I also know “stay”) - and teach me how to please you and I will try my very, very best to do that. In fact, training and teaching me more things would be wonderful for me and help me build my confidence and would be a wonderful bonding experience for us together.
- I’m a little on the shy side and a bit insecure, but VERY sweet. I don’t have to be by your side every minute, but I like to cuddle next to you or lounge close to you– so I enjoy being a cuddle girl sometimes, but I won’t smother you either. Like most doggies, I enjoy my tummy rubs also! Since I’m a little on the shy side, I’m going to be one of those doggies whose personality emerges slowly & I am blossoming & opening up a little more every day as I get more & more comfortable in my foster home.
- I get along fine with my foster mommy’s two dogs and another foster doggie (in fact she’s actually a little bossy but my foster mommy does her best to make sure she doesn’t have a chance to boss me around too much and we’re getting along fine). I must’ve not been around other doggies at all or a lot in my other home, so I’m getting used to being around other doggies now, but doing really well. After several days, I started to relax a bit with them because at first, I was just a bit nervous because I didn’t know what they’d do. In fact, just as I started to enjoy playing with the bossy one, even though she played rough & I was still getting used to that, she found her forever home. I’m still not quite a part of the doggy “gang” – I seek out my foster mommy and not the other doggies yet, except for an occasional playtime, but my foster mommy thinks that will just take some time. I’m still really learning how to read other doggie’s signals and how to enjoy interacting with them. I generally will need a slower introduction to doggies that I don’t know, so I wouldn’t like a doggy park or just meeting strange doggies for a few minutes on a walk. I don’t think I would like being around dogs a lot smaller than me or kitties, either. All of us dogs are fed separately and separated when given chew bones until we’re all finished (apparently at least one of my foster mommy’s dogs can get a little grabby and possessive with chew bones). We’re given regular toys all at the same time & my foster mommy just keeps an eye on all of us to make sure none of us gets too selfish & grabby, which generally isn’t a problem.
- I LOVE my walks! I actually am a decent walker on the leash, although if you let me take advantage, I do like to sniff (boy do I like to sniff!) where I want to sniff! But, it doesn’t take too much to correct me. I have to admit, I do jerk for birdies – or bunnies – or loose kitties! Ok, maybe also other walking dogs that are barking at me (they started it, ya know!) or ones that my foster mommy lets me focus on too long. But my foster mommy is working on that with me. If I’m focusing on her (and the training treats that she brings along on our walks!), I can do pretty well. I just need my own space on my walks. But, really, I am pretty good. Just have to reinforce what I already know and teach me to behave the way you want me to.
- I also really enjoy my chew bones and my stuffed toys (though my stuffed toys don’t last long at all!!! – they’re so easy to tear apart, but that’s so much fun!). I tend to like to eat my treats & chew bones when you’re around. Otherwise, a lot of the time, I like to try to hide them and bury them under the covers (or in the yard) for sometime later. I also like chasing after a thrown ball – at least a few times – but still haven’t quite gotten the idea that maybe I should pick it up and bring it back.
- I’ve been a very good girl when left alone in the house in my room and haven’t had any problems with that at my foster home.
- Somebody tattled on me and said I was protective of my people around pools, so maybe it would be better if I didn’t have a pool anymore.
- Since I can be a little on the shy side and I’m a strong little girl, younger children probably wouldn’t be the best companions for me.
- My foster mommy and daddy think I’m a great dog. If you’re willing to make sure that I know I’ll always be loved and taken care of and treated well for the rest of my life, I’ll be an adoring, loving, devoted forever member of your family!
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About our adoption process: For more information or to request an adoption application (required), please email the dog's foster listed above (no phone calls, please). There is no commitment by submitting the application - it just helps us determine if the pet you are interested in will be a good match for you. Next is a meet and greet at one of our adoption events - typically held on Saturdays at Petsmart - 4609 Ray Rd, Phoenix AZ 85044 (Ray Rd & I-10). Not every pet is at every event so please contact us first to find out when and where you can meet the pet you are interested in. If there are other dogs in your household, we suggest bringing them to ensure everyone gets along. The standard adoption fee for dogs and puppies is $140 (cash or check) which includes spay/neuter, current vaccinations, microchip and collar/tags. Princess is a featured dog with just a $75 adoption rate!