Sweet, sweet Rosie. What a gem of a dog.
Sadly, she was mistreated in her early months and is working her way through fear of many things. She has made leaps and bounds in her healing in just the three weeks she has been in her Vermont foster home.
A little about this magnificent girl…. First and foremost, Rosie is a sweet love of a girl. She is very relational and has readily attached to her foster person and foster dog-sibling. She is loving and snuggly and has lots of love to give and eagerly receives from those she trusts. She is both relationship and food motivated and is easy to train because of it.
She is hesitant/fearful of new situations, but so very curious and brave so she really pushes herself to get past her fear and with patience and love seems to adjust and is getting more and more confident every day. She is particularly cautious of men, though with consistent and gentle love is adjusting to the men in her life as well.
She is fully potty trained and crate trained. She is good on a leash and phenomenal out on hikes without a leash (though definitely not recommended until she is well attached to her forever person). She comes when called and loves, loves, loves to play, and wrestle and chew on dog toys.
Not entirely sure about the breed mix in Rosie, but it could not be a better combo. This is a gorgeous, amazing, loving, sweet, curious, snuggly, active, gentle girl.
Because of her fear and need for consistency, Rosie will do best in a home without young children and in a home where someone has time to sit and snuggle and kiss and gently expose her to the world. She is learning that the world is a pretty safe place and that people and other dogs are kind and won’t hurt her. It will take a while to undo whatever was done in her early months, but she gets noticeably better every single day.
She is an amazing creature. Lucky will be the person who gets to live with this girl.
We estimate Rosie to be 10-11 months old and she currently weighs 61 lbs. Although we can not guarantee her adult size, she is likely to reach 65-70 lbs when mature. Rosie is a reddish/copper color pup - not the darker cinnamon as she appears in some of the pictures.
We do not provide DNA testing which is the only way to know with certainty which breeds are in Rosie's genetic background. Our best guess is that she is a Rhodesian Ridgeback/Lab mix. She may have Weimaraner in her family tree as well. Her mom is a Ridgeback mix and pictured below.
Highlights about Rosie:
- Enjoys playing with other dogs
- Sweet, Smart, Snuggly
- Up-to-date on vaccines
- Crate trained
- She has been spayed
- Loves to spend time with people
- Knows some commands
- Eager to learn
Our adoption fee is $375 which includes age appropriate vaccines (such as Distemper, Bordetella, Parvo, Rabies), spaying, worming, micro- chipping, and health exam. Discount vouchers for training, grooming and similar dog related products and services are provided.
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