I've been adopted!
I've been adopted!
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Zara is an incredibly beautiful, sweet and high energy puppy (10 months old) looking for a home where she will be the only dog. She is black/rust with cropped ears and a docked tail. A fenced in yard is required for Miss Zara, preferably one filled with lots of toys as she can’t get enough of balls, squeaky toys and chew toys. Zara will need an experienced adoptive family who will invest plenty of time training her and providing the mental stimulation this smart girl needs. Zara is dog friendly but would do best as an only dog because of her training needs and high energy. Zara has undergone a lot of change in her young life so I want to ensure that her new family is focused solely on her and committed to training her and setting her up for success. Zara should not be in a home with cats or small children.
Zara is very affectionate and loves to be loved on. She is cautious when meeting new people but has warmed up to all I have introduced her to. Zara enjoys going on walks and finds them very stimulating. She does well with a front clip harness. Zara is not fully housebroken yet nor is she crate trained. In working with her, I have found that the crate represents a bad place for her right now that induces a lot of anxiety. She is not destructive when left to roam within a designated area in my home while I am out of the house so I have opted not to pursue the crate training at this time. She is well behaved when alone though potty accidents have occurred and she can be vocal at times. I have helped set her up for success by not leaving anything of value in the area she is allowed to hang out in. I would expect her adoptive family to provide a similar set up for Zara. When Zara has gained more confidence and become well established in her new home, crate training might be resumed but not sooner than that or without an intentional training plan.
Zara has demonstrated that she understands that outside is the appropriate place for going potty but I have assessed her lack of being fully housebroken to not having the foundation of trust built that she will be given appropriate opportunities to relieve herself. The anxiety that was formerly induced by extended crate time did not help either in the training process. This is a work in progress that her adoptive family will need to very patiently take on. Zara returns the love she receives ten-fold. She would love a family that is fully committed to her and seeing her through the training she needs.
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