Friday, November 14, 2014

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

Hope you have had a great week!  What better way to spend the weekend but by checking out dog adoption through one of the local rescues like Operation Paws for Homes.  Adoption adds a friend to your family that you will enjoy for time to come!  

My friends at Operation Paws for Homes have many great dogs available for you to visit, today they would like me to introduce you to Ivy- a very smart, 3 year old, 65 pound Rottweiler!

"Ivy and her Toy"
Credit: Operation Paws for Homes
This young lady is probably mixed with some combination of German Shepherd and/or Chow who is house and crate trained. 

Ivy does great on a leash but left to her own choices, she is laid back and would probably be a couch potato- she'll need parents who will walk her or play in the yard and not allow her to just nap in the sun. 

The definition of a Rottweiler by the American Kennel Club is "a calm, confident, and courageous dog with a self-assured aloofness that does not lend itself to immediate and indiscriminate friendships".  Ivy may take awhile to warm up to you, but once you've shown your care for her, she'll be your friend for life.  Her new humans will need to understand that and allow her to have the space she needs and not push affection too fast. 

Due to her temperament, Ivy would do best in a home where she is the only child.  Though she does well with other dogs, she always needs to be supervised as the others tend to want to play more than she does and it becomes a bit much.
Credit: Operation Paws for Homes
Although she's done well with children of all ages, Operation Paws for Homes recommends a home with no children.  The stress of constant little ones can wear on her patience. WOOF!!!

Ivy knows several commands and tricks, but a favorite is "Nose!" Ivy touches her nose to yours. It will melt your heart!

If you're looking for a happy-go-lucky dog to cuddle with, Ivy is not the girl for you. If you're looking for a loyal, calm, highly intelligent companion Ivy is your girl! In the right home, Operation Paws for Homes has no doubts she'll blossom into a wonderful addition to the family.

Interested in dog adoption and meeting Ivy, please visit Operation Paws for Homes.

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