Dorothy

Dorothy

Status:Age:Dog Friendly:
Breed:Color:Cat Friendly:
Gender:Ears:Child Friendly:
Adoption Fee:Tail:Sponsor:Lisa Sage

Dorothy came to live with us after the remainder of her litter was separated. She is a great puppy! She is the smallest of her litter and currently weighs approximately 35 lbs. at 6 months old. Dorothy is living with our 3 adult boxers and one fat house cat. She is getting along very well with her adult boxer friends and loves to play with them. She has also been following their lead to learn the routine in her new home. Dorothy has been respectful of our cat and, while curious about him, she gives him his space. She initially showed interest in playing with him but after he swatted her once, she keeps her distance.

Dorothy was completely potty trained in her previous foster home but we are working on it again now that she’s adjusting to a new home without a doggie door. She knows she’s supposed to go outside but sometimes gets distracted. Dorothy is a smart girl so we’re confident she’ll learn soon once she settles in more. She is crate trained and is very calm and content in her crate. Dorothy will go right in for a cookie and when you say “crate”. All of the dogs in our household are crated when we have to be away but the maximum amount of time we have to leave them is typically four hours. Dorothy also sleeps in her crate at night and always seems ready for bedtime in her crate. She’ll sleep the whole night through without any problems.

Dorothy knows basic obedience skills thanks to her original foster mom. She is a very playful puppy and she loves to do “zoomies” around the yard with the other dogs. Despite her short legs, Dorothy can move very fast and is a lot of fun to watch. She’s overall a very happy and loving puppy and is looking for her forever home before she’s all grown up. Dorothy’s ideal home will be active and have another dog for companionship. She’ll also need a family that won’t leave her alone for long periods of time.

*** Puppies will only be adopted out to homes where there is already an adult dog, no children under five, and where the dog will not be left alone for long hours. ***

About the Litter

These 6 beautiful babies were born to mom Selena on August 22, 2016. All puppies are very sweet, happy, silly pups who love people and other dogs. They will quickly fill up your lap and clamber up to kiss your face if you sit down on the floor.  The pups have been raised in a room just off our kitchen and home office, so they have been exposed to the noise of a regular household plus a business that is run in the home. We regularly introduce them to new items, and they get playtime both indoors and outdoors to increase their confidence and make sure they stay out of trouble for the most part. They have all had their feet and bodies handled routinely.

All of the pups are working on potty training, really we have been since they were able to scoot around by having a bedroom area which has gradually expanded and a separate bathroom area. They are all doing well with going #2 outside, not so much with the #1 yet but usually they make it to the piddle pads at least! The pups are all learning to keep “four on the floor”, and to calm down and sit for both attention and small treats. Some of them even have the maturity to hold the sit for a minute or so. Next they will learn down, crate training and get comfortable wearing a harness. All six pups are at the same foster home, learning bite inhibition by playing together and social skills from each other and the adult dogs in the household.

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