|Spunky, now Scotia
Age: 4 Years
Height/Weight: 16" / 22 lbs
Fenced yard required: tbd
Location: SE Michigan
Foster Home: Jo
Likes Car Rides: Crated
Good with cats: Curious
Good with kids: 12 and older
Spunky was adopted in October, 2014 and is now known as Scotia. Doesn't she look great?
A smart little girl; Spunky will be an exceptional dog with a little patience and caring. Because she was not raised inside the house, she does have some puppy behaviors that might need correcting but for the most part, she is well-behaved in the house; if she does need correction it doesn't take much and I rarely see her try the same mistake again. She will tolerate being held and with some ear and neck scratches (her favorite) she will do a little melting in your arms. She is sweet and gentle but will still shy away when first approached.
Spunky will now look you in the eyes - something she would not do before. When I first got her most of what I saw was the back of her head. Coming out of her shy self, now she is alert, curious and engaging. I can see in her eyes she would enjoy more challenges but must be approached in a gentle caring way because she was not socialized in her previous environment. She is starting climb her way up to me as she discovers more things (and she's learned a lot from her foster siblings). She LOVES all dogs and toys of any kind. And boy oh boy is she fast! Although hesitant to play with her human she is learning that we can be fun, too.
Spunky visited the vet the other day; she accepted being poked, prodded and touched like a champ. No evidence of nipping or aggression at all.
She seems to like the car - whether riding loose or in a crate, she is mildly nervous at first but quickly settles in and is quiet.
At her foster home, she has a fence but she makes no attempts to climb or try to escape. Sometimes she will dig if a smell entices her but her digging is not in an effort to get out.
I think Spunky would do well in a home with dogs and/or cats. She needs a patient and kind owner who is willing to work through her timidness and some of her socialization issues.
A smart little girl; Spunky will be a fine dog with a little patience and caring. She is well-behaved in the house; if she does need correction it doesn't take much and I've never seen her try the same mistake again. She will tolerate being held and with some ear and neck scratches (her favorite) she will do a little melting in your arms. Spunky is a relatively quiet girl. When playing with other dogs, sometimes she will give an occasional herding yip.
She does demonstrate mild herding tendencies when playing with other dogs but she does not attempt to herd people or the cat.