- Suitable for which type of housing? (House, townhome, apartment?) any with a yard, separate entrances, well sound proofed
- Is your dog good with other dogs? She currently is fostered with three large breed dogs and one small-medium sized dog. She needs careful intro with new dogs as she is scared initially and would let out a little growl with new dogs that comes at her too fast too strong. Once she is out of her initial shyness/growls, she really gravitates to the dog that is more her size (The smaller- med size dog) and the older dog that gave her space when she let out her little growl and follows them around as they made her felt safe. She LOVES to snuggle up against her foster fur siblings once she is out of her shell. She needs a family/handler that is willing to keep exposing her to new dogs SAFELY and in control of new dogs meets so that she feels safe and doesn’t need to give little growls during initial intros. She would do VERY WELL with another dog that is respectful of her space and makes her feel safe.
- Is your dog good with cats? UNTESTED most likely will be ok as she wants to snuggle and is more ok with things her size but will need careful intro like with new dogs
- Is your dog good with kids? Has lived with some kids in her previous foster home. She is shy initially and would need the children to be respectful of her space and can handle her mouthiness once she is out of her shell; Would recommend 10 + kids
- Is your dog house trained? 90% there. First couple of days, she’s a little scare of the new yard outside and has accidents inside the home, she came around to the idea of doing her business outside quickly within a couple of days. Will need to be let out often and is working on letting her foster mom knows when she needs to go out. She is also a little distracted when she’s outside when she needs to do her business and can forget. So will need a bit more work to refocus her during potty times.
- Is your dog crate trained? Work in progress, within 4 hours she usually is ok and would not pee in her crates, she will bark initially during the first 15-30 minutes or so.
- Does your dog have any special needs? She is shy and scared to new dogs and some new people and MAY growl or bark at them if they come at her too fast too strong. She may take 30 minutes to 1 hour of the new people/dogs around her to ignore her and have her come to them. She warms up quickly once she’s out of her shell. Given that she may grow to be a bigger dog, foster is looking for a family or handler that would keep exposing her to new people and dogs SAFELY and in control so that Liberty doesn’t feel the need to growl or take control of the situation. Experiences in working with fearful or shy animal is a welcome bonus.
- Does your dog have any or display any aggression? (Toys, food or people?) She can let out a low growl if new people or dogs come at her too fast. She needs 15-30 minutes with new people and dogs to not feel scared and take in the new smell and sights.
- Is your dog playful? YES very much, once she’s out of her shell
- Does your dog like to snuggle? Yes very much, LOVES TO SNUGGLE ON HER FOSTER FUR SIBLINGS AND HUMAN
- Does your dog know basic commands? (Sit, stay...) learning sit for treats
- Does your dog know any special tricks? NA
- Does your dog like to go on walks? NA – just getting her vaccines
- Does your dog have any fears? New people and dogs that come at her too fast initially, new places
- Does your dog have any unique traits that you have noticed whether in personality or physically? She is SO SWEET and I love her little forehead wrinkles
- What are the three first words that come to mind when you think of your dog? Sweet, shy, lovely
Liberty was surrendered to Freedom’s care with her 5 other siblings as part of an accidental litter. She is 15-16 weeks with big paws, about 35-40 lb currently, and is said that her and her siblings are rottweiler mixes (i.e. will be a larger dog when fully grown). She is a little shy with all new things and people and would let out a little growl when meeting them. Foster family is looking for a forever family for Liberty that will continuously carefully intro her to new things, people and dogs to ensure that her shyness and fear will not grow with her. Careful intro means, that Liberty feels safe during the intro, her handler gives her space to slowly take in new things and people (i.e. not letting the new people or dogs come at her without handler’s consent). Liberty takes about 15 to 30 minutes to take in her surroundings and come out of her shell and she will become that lovely little puppy that she is. Having experiences working with fearful animals is a welcome bonus but is not needed as long as the handler makes Liberty feels safe.
Liberty is currently fostered with three other large breed dogs and one small-med size dog. She warmed up quickly to the older dogs that gave her space initially and the smaller dog. She took a bit to warm up to the large breed puppy as he came at her too quickly but now they are best friends and cuddle and play with one another. Liberty is not cat tested but with proper intro, foster family can see her being rehomed with cats. Liberty has lived with some children in another foster home but is best to be rehomed with older kids that will respect her space and are ok with her puppy mouthing once she’s out of her shell. Liberty is currently working on her crate and house training. It takes her a couple of days to adjust if the outside is safe enough for her to do her business there, so she will need to be let out often and give praises when she does her business outside. She can be distracted by outside at times to do her business. She can be in the crates for 4 hours with some initial protest screams and howls of about 15-30 minutes. She needs to be let out around 4 hours else she may have accidents in the crate. Liberty is a sweet little puppy that is quite aware of her surroundings. Once she is given a couple of minutes to take in the wonderful new things/people around her, she is the best little companion and naps quietly near her people and pack. If you think this sweet little girl is the perfect companion, please give her a thought and put in an app to meet her in person!