Mixed breed--Hound X, SPAYED female, 10 months old and 40 pounds.
UPDATE 9/20: MAY HAS BEEN LUCKY ENOUGH TO BE AT THE CASA DE LAURA! Here are Laura's observations:
May has been in foster care since 9.15.18. She’s a little shy initially, but warms up easily. She lives with 5 other dogs, and gets along with them. Ideally, she would have a playmate in her new home, as she loves playing. She seems to not have spent much time in her former life indoors, although she is housebroken, but she hesitates to come inside. She’s very submissive, initially laying down at my feet when she first came to foster care, when I called her. She has since gotten better, and will sit when I tell her to, most of the time. She can be a bit stubborn, but she’s needing to learn things now that she should’ve learned several months ago, i.e., sit, wait, etc.
May walks well with a gentle leader, but is pretty wild without one. She does allow me to put it on without a hassle. She’s picky about her treats, but does well with canned food as a training motivator. I initially fed her by hand so she could bond with me.
- Crate trained
- Knows “sit” “lay down” May enjoys her walks, and likes to hang out outside. She does bark when she hears an unfamiliar noise. She needs more training in the house, as she has a tendency to counter surf, and can get a bit hyper. A strong routine and structure will be helpful to her, with daily consistency. Once she gets to know the routine, she does pretty well inside. She’s a good candidate for a training program, which will help both her and her new family learn to work together, and to bond. She can be very sweet and loving, but her new people will need to have patience in order to help her be the best dog she can be.Feel free to contact her foster mom, Laura, at 467.9262 for more information.
UPDATE 8/22: We took May out for an off leash romp and photo shoot. She was easy peasy to leash up. May is a bit nervous and cautious right now--and a bit hand-shy. When we called for her or offered a treat, she rolled over in a submissive manner. May needs some fattening up. She's a beautiful dog with a shiny coat and deep, beautiful, soulful eyes. We think she will blossom with the help of her new family.
UPDATE 8/16: Volunteer Billy gave us these observations of May: "May has not had leash training and does pull; she might benefit from a harness. Her reactions to other dogs seemed like curiosity. With people she is friendly and greets appropriately. She didn't seem interested in treats or toys. Right now, May does not know any commands, and a dog training class might be the perfect ticket. Next time, I will take May out to the play yard to see how she does off-leash."
Shy and delicate--that's lovely May. This beautiful dog is so sweet and mellow, and would love to find a home where she can feel comfy, relaxed and safe. May will need a CAT-FREE family. May is spayed and ready to go home with you today!