Dierks in Florida
Hi I’m Dierks! I am a very handsome 3 year old lizard hunting boy who LOVES affection from my humans and playing with other pups. My foster humans think I have some previous bird hunting experience because I am very into birds outside and I really love hunting things in the backyard. I am house trained, crate trained and have very good manners inside the house. In fact, I even learned that I’m allowed up on the couch, but only on top of my special dog blanket! I’m also really good in my crate, all I need is a good chewy treat and a soft dog bed.
I have recently been cleared by my dog doctor, but I still have a little bit of an injury on my back foot. A few months ago I was being naughty and jumped a 6ft fence in the backyard at my last human’s house (they left me alone and I was bored)… and before I knew it, I had a little run-in with a car. Nothing was broken or fractured, but I had some gnarly road rash and a long wound that needed to be stitched up on my foot. I am much better and started walking and running on it again! Over time I should use it more and more. I may have some inflammation that will remain in my ankle but with some turmeric vitamins (or another anti-inflammatory) I should be fine. It sure doesn’t slow me down though!
My GSP foster brother and I have a blast running through dog parks and playing tug of war at home with all of his toys! We get along really well and sometimes he will even make room for me in his dog bed so I can cuddle with him. Did I mention I like to cuddle? Because I love to run and lizard hunt so much, I would do best in a home with a large fenced in yard that has a few trees and bushes for me to stalk small creatures in. I have found that when I am in yards with no trees, I start to get bored and curious about what’s on the other side… and then I jump up to see if I can get over to go exploring! I know I’m not supposed to jump the fence… and my foster humans use a special e-collar (Sport Dog Brand) that helps me to understand that I shouldn’t try and jump and I’m really starting to understand. Because that is helping so much, my foster parents think my forever family should know how to use an e-collar and also understand that I should not be left unattended in the backyard.
I probably shouldn’t be in a home with cats either. I squeak and whine when we pass by cats on walks. However, I am good around all dogs, even small dogs, and all humans, even kids! I am very gentle, quiet and lovable and I’m looking for a family that will give me lots of kisses and belly rubs!
If you want to add me to you family, please complete and adoption application (if you haven’t already) and email my foster mom Paige.
P.S. I am a fully vetted, neutered and temperament tested. My adoption fee is $375.
Penelope in Florida
Hi everyone, my name is Penelope and I’m a very happy girl because I’m officially done with my heartworm treatment and ready to find my forever family.
I’m about 3 years old and currently am in west Florida. I ended up in a shelter in Chipley, FL and my family never came for me. I kept hearing that I probably wasn’t going to be saved. I was really afraid until I was taken to my foster home and they made me feel safe and loved. I do get a little nervous again when I’m left alone so having either a human or a canine companion around me helps a lot. I know that will get better with time and finally knowing that I’m “home” and loved and I don’t have to worry about ending up in a shelter again.
I’m still very young so I would like a yard to run and chase critters in. My foster Mom says I’m sweet, very smart, and she knows I always want to please my humans. I also love watching TV (aka “the box”). I sits still until an animal appears on screen and then I spring to action barking and growling at the critter. I even barked at the Energizer Bunny once and it made my foster Mom laugh. Humans have so many funny devices to keep me busy!
I admit I’ve also been pretty lonely without my canine brother Casper who passed away recently. I also went through heartworm treatment so that was a bummer as well. But things are looking up now that I’m healthy and I’m mentally very sharp…I even can hold my potty (my foster Mom is very happy about that). Basically, I’m smart and eager to please – a very good combination.
I’m great with all dogs but not sure about cats since I haven’t been around any. All humans are great. I’m also a very protective girl! If there is anything or anyone in the yard I’ll put myself between you and that object and bark and growl until you tell me it’s okay. And of course In point at all the birds in the trees! They’ve been driving me crazy!
I’m great on a leash, house training worked, and I’m also crate trained. Not bad considering I’ve never been exposed to any of those rules before. My foster Mom says I’m a real sweetie who will make someone an excellent companion! If you think you’re the one for me, please complete an adoption application (if you haven’t already) and email my foster mom Lisa.
Note: Penelope is fully vetted and temperament tested. Her adoption fee is $375.