Sunshine

Status: Recent Adoptions

**NO CHILDREN, NO CATS, EXPERIENCED DOG OWNER PREFERRED

**I need a daily brisk walk of 45-60 minutes to help me burn my energy.

Let’s Dance

Let the music play! Foster mom noticed that I would tap my feet when she played music. I almost start jumping if the music is upbeat enough. One day foster mom invited me to jump up to her; we did a little dance for a few seconds. I absolutely loved it! When mom gives me the command, “Let’s Dance” now, we dance for a few seconds – – it’s so fun! When she says, “Off,” we’re done. But I can still tap my feet!

The day I met my foster family, I could tell right away that I didn’t have to be afraid of them. I ran toward them excitedly! They could tell I was thrilled as they watched my tail do 180’s and heard my whines of joy. I’m excited to meet foster mom’s friends too but can also become protective of mom if someone comes hurriedly close. It’s evident that I have not always have good socialization experiences. I will cower if I hear loud noises and yelling. If I’m afraid I might get hurt, perhaps by an assertive dog or while at the vet’s office, I can “get my dander up,” so to speak.

Mom also says I’ve been a sock and washcloth thief and have been known to guard my stolen treasures. But, aha! she has found a superb means of warding off this behavior! She’s found that if I get enough exercise, such as a healthy 45-minute walk, my energy has been expended and I’m not interested in foraging for something to do: no stealing, no guarding! Also, now that foster mom has worked with me for a while, I’ve learned to respond to a firm “No” or “Leave It.”

My caring foster mom sure has helped me feel more at peace. She has given me positive guidance.  She says I’m smart and would make a happy addition to a family as long as my training and guidance experiences continue to be positive.

I sincerely do appreciate being with a loving family. I’m always near one or both of them during all my waking hours. In fact, I sometimes curl up into foster dad’s lap when he sits on the couch. We go for walks and car rides together. I love being included and feeling part of their lives. I do try to be a good girl. I always use the outdoors to do my business. I let them know when it’s time by either lying or sitting by the door.

When my foster parents are away, I take a nap in a room with nothing I can get into. I’m very scared of a crate and will not go into one.

Even though I have a lot of love in me, I do have some anxieties, so it would be best that my forever home not include young children. I can’t be in a home with cats and little dogs because I think they’re toys, and I roughhouse with them. Bigger dogs are fine. I walk well with them and play nicely. I’m very good at reading dog language, so if they want to stop, I understand and oblige. Mom says I’m a sweet and spunky 2-year old who needs an active and loving family with a good understanding of dog behavior and training.

Care to dance? I know the “four-step!”

Female, 2 Years Old