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Looking for the Perfect Home for a Special Dog
Our family is in search of a new home for our beautiful dog, Penny. She has been with us for almost 7 years, and with the new addition of a baby, soon toddler, into our home, she is no longer comfortable here. She has brought us a tremendous amount of joy and we hope that through our networks we can find the best possible forever home for her.
Penny’s Very Best Qualities: Incredibly smart, LOVES the outdoors, playful and funny, a fantastic adventure buddy, content sleeping at the foot of the bed or on a 10 mile hike through the snow. She’s also comfortable around livestock (goats, chickens, and horses) and has been a very healthy mutt for the most part. Penny has pretty good leash manners, with a strong exception for bunnies and squirrels. She has been well trained and responds to verbal commands and hand signals. She’s not destructive and is comfortable in homes and cars.
The Perfect Home Would Include: A fenced, outdoor space. An owner who loves the outdoors too and spends time with her there. A place to sleep indoors, near her people. A place to sit and watch the world go by outdoors. Someone that understands doggie dogs, this girl isn’t a lab or a retriever. She is much more independent and unique. We believe she would make the world’s best farm or ranch dog, but know that there are many other great homes that don’t fit that description.
The Perfect Home Would Not Include: Young children (under teenage years), she just doesn’t understand them and has shown aggression in response. Cats - same as above. Certain dogs – Penny has several very best dog friends who she loves, wrestles, and shares space with gleefully. She generally relates well to medium-large, male mutts and has a couple select female friends. However, bringing her into a home with other dogs would likely take some work. She is aggressive with other dogs over food – at least until they are close friends and sometimes even then she slips up and gets grouchy. We tend to feed her separately from other dogs. On trails and during on-leash encounters she does fine with other dogs.
Other things to consider: She is roughly 70 lbs and will bark loudly at a door/gate/fence when there are newcomers. This is something we have always managed and as soon as she recognizes the person it’s all wags and kisses, but her first instinct is undoubtedly to guard her people and turf. UPS guys are not her jam, unless they have treats.
Please only contact us if you have carefully considered all of the above and still feel you would be the best partner for our girl. We are seeking only the best for her as our hearts will always be with her wherever she lands. Penny is an incredible dog and will bring a lot of happiness to the right owner.
For more info contact Lauren Richardson: email@example.com