Friday, October 31, 2014

Friday's Friend: Dog Adoption, Operation Paws for Homes

Barkingly pawsome is Ivy, a smart, 3-year old Rottweiler!  She is from Operation Paws For Homes and I'd like you to meet her!

Credit: Operation Paws for Homes

Her pawsome fluffy coat and stature shows a pawsible mix of  German Shepherd and/or Chow.  The American Kennel Club describes the Rottweiler as "a calm, confident, and courageous dog with a self-assured aloofness that does not lend itself to immediate and indiscriminate friendships." Barkingly, this describes Ivy! 

Sometimes Ivy takes awhile to warm up to a human, but once you've shown her you're her friend and will take care of her, you'll have a friend for life- which is a pawsome experience every human should have! WOOF!!  In the meantime, Ivy will need humans who will give her space, not force too much affection too face.  When she's comfortable she'll become a goofy, playful girl you'll fall in love with!! WOOF!!!

Ivy is house trained, crate trained, and walks great on a leash. She does well when left out of her crate -mostly naps and has yet to get into anything. Ivy can be a bit of a couch potato when left to do as she pleases- so she'll need humans who will walk or play with her in the yard. 

Ivy knows tons of tricks, and the basic a commands of "sit, stay, and come!" Also, she will cross her paws (like a lady), shake (with both paws), bow down, roll over, crawl, catch, and more! Our favorite trick is "nose", where Ivy touches her nose to yours. It will melt your heart just like it did ours.
Credit: Operation Paws for Homes

Ivy needs to go a home where she is the only child- though she does well with the other foster dogs, sometimes the constant wanting to play is a bit much.  Barkingly, Ivy has done well with children of all ages, but we recommend a home with no children. The stress of constant little ones can wear on her patience. 

If you're looking for a happy-go-lucky dog to cuddle with, Ivy isn't for you. WOOF!!!!  If it's a loyal, calm, highly intelligent companion you want, Ivy is your girl! In the right home we have no doubts she'll blossom into a wonderful addition to the family.

If you would like to meet Ivy and learn about dog adoption, please visit Operation Paws for Homes

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