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Facts about me

Breed
Rottweiler/Labrador Retriever
Color
Black
Age
Adult
Size
(When grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Weight
(Current) 74 lbs
Sex
Female
Pet ID
pen 8

My info

Small red x Not good with kids
Small red x Not good with cats
Small blue checkmark Needs experienced adopter
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered
Small blue checkmark Housetrained

My story

Bobbie is a sweet girl with lots of potential. She has some trust issues and needs a slow, patient person to bring out her best. She is a young dog and we feel she didn't get the socialization puppies need to become confident dogs. She has a high flight response to situations that seem intimidating and she shys away from men. Obedience training for confidence building will help her new person understand her fears and learn how to overcome them safely. Once she trusts you, Bobbie is a very fun and happy dog. She likes her daily walks and loves to race around the play yard. She sits for treats and teaching her more tricks will build confidence and create a bond with her new family.
She would love a dog companion but comes across as aggressive and that makes other dogs afraid. She hasn't learned boundaries and can be too "in-your-face" for some dogs. Dog intros are a must for this girl! She isn't a fan of cats so we are seeking a no cat home. Because of her under-socialization, we are also seeking a home without children under age 10. Everyone in the household needs to be able to understand her body language and respect her boundaries.
She will be 2 years old in June and has so much to offer. Her ideal home will have people with "shy dog" experience, an established routine, no cats and children over age 10, a fenced yard would be ideal but not required. If you can meet Bobbie's needs, please fill out the adoption application and make an appointment to meet her.
Rescue

Creston Animal Rescue Effort/ Creston City Pound

Contact info
Pet ID
pen 8
Contact
Mycale Downey
Address
Creston, IA 50801
Donation

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

Animals are available for adoption after the 10 day stray hold time has expired. There is a $20.00 adoption fee. The State of Iowa requires all animals adopted from this facility to be sterilized and have a Rabies vaccination. We ask that you fill out an application prior to requests to meet animals. You can print one from our link below or you can email CARE (mdowney@iowatelecom.net) with your name and address and we can email or snail-mail you an application. Adoptions can not be done through the mail or done as a gift for someone else. The actual adopter must fill out an application and meet with the Adoption Coordinator. The animal must reside at the address on the contract. We can not adopt outside of Iowa as it is too difficult to do home checks and review applications. We give priority to local adopters who own their home and have completed an adoption application. The applications usually take 3-5 weekdays to review so please be patient. We reserve the right to refuse an adoption to anyone. Call ahead for an appointment, 641-782-2330 and leave a message.

Go meet their pets

To reach the pound, go south on Lake Shore Drive (next to McKinley Lake) past the outdoor pool and camp ground, it's the white metal building next to the Creston City Water Treatment Plant at 710 Lake Shore Drive. The pound doesn't have a phone on site. There is no person on duty at the facility so anyone wanting to view animals must make an appointment by calling 641-782-2330 and leaving a message. Messages are returned between 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. and again between 7 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. If coming from Des Moines area, take Interstate Highway 35 South to Osceola. (Do not use the Clay Street exit). From Osceola take US Highway 34 West to Creston. Continue on Hwy 34 until you see an old Phillips 66 Station. Turn right on Patriotic Parkway before the Station, make what seems like a U-turn onto Park Street. Continue until you reach a stop sign at an underpass. Turn left onto Spillway Road (looks like a gravel parking lot) continue west until you reach Lake Shore Drive (at the camp ground), then turn left toward the water treatment plant.

More about this rescue

The Creston City Pound is a holding facility for stray/abandoned animals within Creston City limits. Animals are held for 7 days to give owners time to claim their pets. After this time they become available for adoption. Here is where a dedicated group of volunteers come in. Creston Animal Rescue Effort (CARE), established in 1998, helps to get these pets adopted into new, permanent homes. We publish their photos in the local paper, hang flyers around the community, update this website and Face Book, host fundraisers and supply the pets with treats, vet care and love. Please be patient, ALL our work is done by volunteers who have full-time jobs and families. When calling please be sure you speak clearly and leave a phone number. You may also email CARE at mdowney@iowatelecom.net

Other pets at this rescue

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