Hi There, my name is Violet, like the pretty flower. I’m searching for a family to call my own.
I don’t need a big family, so if I’m the only furry family member I would be fine with that. But I do love to play with other dogs…I’m just a bit what you’d call “socially awkward” when I play. I’ve been told I’m a little rough and use a lot of pawing and some people think that’s aggressive. I just get frustrated and am telling my playmate to “come on, let’s play.” I guess I just haven’t perfected my “playstyle” yet, but I promise to try hard if I have a canine sibling.
I’m only 3 years old and so I have a lot of energy. If you have stuffed animals for me to play with (a lot of them) and tennis balls to throw for me, then I’m a happy girl. I pretty much stay with my toys and don’t bother other things in the house (except for my foster Mom’s fleece gloves…I just love the taste of those things).
I love to explore, am great on a leash and I’m a very good walker. So I’d really love a family that walks me every day. If you don’t have a big yard, but will promise to walk me more than once a day, then that’s okay too because I would prefer being with my humans on walks. If I’m in the backyard alone it’s boring and I’ll want to come right back in to be with you. I do sometimes get a little startled by new people I come across so the more walks the better to help me with socializing (and your encouragement that if you trust them, I should trust them).
I’ve been told I’m very loving and sweet. That’s probably because I really love getting into my human’s lap like a baby and kissing you until you laugh and hug me. If you work from home my favorite thing to do is help you while you type on your computer. I call that work therapy and I’m very good at it!
I am pretty picky about who I want to adopt me. So when I meet you to make up my mind (that’s important to me) I may be a little standoffish until you prove you’re worthy of my love. But once you have it – you’ll have it for life, I promise.
I’m a good girl and am crate-trained. I settle down in my crate easily and don’t mind sleeping in it at night or when you’re not at home. It’s my safe space so I do not destroy anything in it – it’s MINE. I’m working on the potty-training thing – I just get a little distracted outside so sometimes forget to go. But if you walk me, no problem – I’ll mark the entire neighborhood and will good to go through the night. I will NOT potty in my crate – again, it’s my own place (who wants to lay in that?).
My foster Mom says I’m too skinny and I’m not food motivated. The food motivation part I guess isn’t good for training. But I am smart and will “sit” and “shake” for a treat like a champ! I’m also pretty good with “stay” and “off.” So no worries on the training part – you teach me new things and I’ll catch on quickly.
So to sum this up, I am a ridiculously adorable girl, smart, cuddly and my unique tail makes me look like I’m in a constant state of wiggle.
If you’re interested in meeting me please complete an adoption application (if you haven’t already) and email my foster Mom Amanda.
My adoption fee is $375 since I’m spayed, vaccinated and temperament tested (and adorable).