Peggy

Available - Peggy

Name(s): Peggy
Age: 12 years old
Size (weight): 17.6 lbs.
Coat & colour: Tan and White
Temperament: Sweet, gentle, generally a happy girl.
Good with Dogs: Started off indifferent, but has initiated invitations to play which my dogs declined.
Good with Cats: Unknown
Good with Kids: Unknown
Needs another Dog: Not necessarily
Needs to be an only Dog: Not necessarily
Housetraining: Very good in the house. Has had a couple of accidents early on during orientation. She will tell you when she needs to go outside. She has learned to ring the bells at the patio door in care home.
Crate Trained: No. She is sleeping in an open crate in an x-pen.
Suitable for an Apartment: No, she is a barker
Origin: Owner surrender
Adoption Fee? $250

And now a few words from me:

Hi there. I’m Peggy. I’m happy to meet you but I can be a little nervous about meeting you, so I may bark and can be a little hesitant. If you give me a little space to sniff you, I’ll be ready to receive your petting in no time. I’ve found myself living in a different home than I’m used to. My foster mom gave me some time on my own to adjust, and when she could see that I was relaxing in this new space, she let me out of the x-pen to explore. The other two dogs are used to having fosters in the house so they were curious. They hadn’t had a chance to chat with me since our meeting walk when I first arrived. What I can tell you is that I love belly rubs and I love when my foster mom calls “walkies” or “treat”. I’m just happy to be where the humans are, snoozing in a doggie bed until it’s time for a “car ride” or “walkies” (which I love). Life is good. I’m a happy girl.

And now a few words from my foster family:

Peggy has blossomed. From the “deer in the headlights” facial expression to a happy “what’s next Mum?”. She is an easy keeper who is not demanding and happy to do whatever you want. She can be a little reluctant to be picked up (unless you are at the vet), but she is not oppositional. She needs to know you have a hold of her firmly so she feels secure. She has easily slipped into our routine here. She loves to play with a ball or play tug with a stuffed toy. She is eager for food and treats, but with a word will wait until it’s offered. No need for a stern approach with her. A word, a touch, or a look are pretty much all it takes to interrupt, to caution, or to make her wait. Except for barking. She barks at people, other dogs, and even flying leaves while on a walk. She barks with general excitement. It takes longer to settle her, but I think that by using a consistent approach to redirect her, she will get over this as well. She is a loving, gentle, dear little dog who is ready for her special person(s).