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Rescue Group: Ugly Mutts Dog Rescue
|Size:||Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less||Sex:||Female||ID#:||013-0534|
Tara is a lively, sweet, friendly young girl. She loves attention and will be your constant companion. If her expressive brown eyes don't win you over, her joy when playing with her toys will! She just wants a lot of love, a good belly rub and a warm lap to curl up on. Tara is approximately 8 - 10 mos old and weighs just 12 lbs.
Here is what else her foster family had to say:
Tara is somewhat shy of strangers, but she is friendly after a calm introduction. She is protective of "her people", so she will bark at new people and is sometimes afraid if too many people are around (for example, walking on a busy street). With further socialization she should overcome these fears.
She is very good with other pets - right now there are four cats and a dog in our home, and she is doing very well with them. She has been swiped at a few times by the adult cats when she takes them by surprise, so she is learning that cats can be dangerous if not treated right! The kittens like to play with her, and they sometimes share toys.
Tara likes to be with me most of the time, so she does come to the door hoping to leave with me, and she sleeps close to the door waiting for us to come home, but she does not go crazy when we leave. The first day or two she would bark, but now she doesn't. She does sometimes urinate out of excitement when I get home if I pet her or show her any attention before I get her outside, but not every time and she should outgrow this behaviour.
She barks when she hears people walking by the house or car doors slamming - almost any unexpected noise - but she doesn't run to the door or bark excessively.
Her favourite things to do are sit with her person, preferably on your lap, and get affection. She also loves to play fetch. She is learning her basic commands and knows "come" and "stay". Tara is mostly house trained and is quite good at asking to be let out when necessary. She does prefer to have her person with her when she goes out, but she will go out on her own as well. She is leash trained. She only runs out the door if invited; she does not try to leave the yard.
The dog is not crated, although once in a while she will go in the crate herself to rest. At night she is put in one room (with a babygate) with a bed, crate, chair, etc, and she sleeps where ever she likes in that room (along with cat visits during the night). She does not have any accidents during the night.
Tara would love being with someone who is home quite a bit. She should be fine with other pets, but I'm sure she wouldn't mind being an only dog! She is devoted to her people, and wants to be by their side when ever possible. She only needs short walks or a back yard to play in. I think she would be happy with a quiet, uneventful life. She is fairly sensitive and a bit of a worrier, but being with all my pets has helped her adjust to a wilder life.
If you would like to make this little baby part of your family, please submit an application for consideration.