Age: 11 months old
Breed: Terrier mix
Weight: 35 lbs
Personality: "Highly food and play motivated! (LOVES to be rewarded with treats or favorite toys) Extremely intelligent and fast to learn!—Mamba often nails the concept of new commands and tricks within a day. We just started training “search,” which she understood in less than half an hour! Her level of intelligence is vastly impressive, and she thoroughly enjoys the process. We make it FUN!! She is still young and has loads of puppy energy still. She is compatible with playful, well-trained dogs with similar energy. Her best playmates have been Corgis and Jack Russell Terriers so far. We have avoided larger breeds since her attack. However, she is still eager to approach and play with every dog she sees with excitement. We are continuing training with positive reinforcement and reward to work on subdued, calm behavior around any dogs. She is not allowed to approach random stranger dogs ever. Engagement is only permitted under supervised, controlled environments where all dogs are on a lead and introduction has been performed properly and safely. She is not, and should not be, allowed off leash activity in public spaces until her recall is mastered. Does great in a car and on long rides! Was an awesome companion and sidekick while we experienced van life for a few months together! She behaves well on a plane, and has been on several passenger flights, never in cargo. She is not fiercely territorial, but she does alert bark when someone approaches the front door or backyard gate. I have observed that she also will alert bark when men approach too closely that she has not been introduced to. (She does not growl or snarl.) The barking is not incessant, and she quiets down when told. I crate trained Mamba, but she has outgrown her crate and no longer uses it. Her cue to go inside her crate is “go home,” in case she needs a reminder if you decide to use one. She will go to either the door to the front or back yard and alert that she needs to go potty. She will make a noise that sounds almost like a low moan, but does not bark or whine to signal she needs to go. She is able to hold her urine and bowel movements through the night up until 9:30 AM, this is her typical maximum late time in the morning that she can hold it, but will go earlier with ease. *Please be advised. It is quite difficult to get her to relieve herself indoors, or even on a potty pad. I discovered this at the airport. She doesn’t understand the concept of relieving herself on anything inside, and can result in a full on accident if there is no access to an outdoor space. We have only had this happen in airports. "
Education: Good with bathroom and leash training. Mamba has also never lived with small children or babies, but will be an excellent family dog from the start with older children, adolescents, and teenagers. Although she was attacked by a large dog at 4 months, she is still very excited and eager to play with trained and socialized dogs in a supervised situation. Stray cats trigger Mamba's prey instinct naturally, and has never been exposed or socialized to live with a pet cat. Ideal candidates looking to adopt should be well trained and educated on how to introduce new dogs to cats and be knowledgeable about canine/feline interactions and behavior.
Favorite Activities: LOVES training and mental enrichment exercises as a highly intelligent girl! Good on car rides, playtimes. Catch! Catch! Catch! This pup's favorite activity is to play catch and fetch with her beloved tennis balls! Loves long walks with lots of stimulating sniff time! She likes to say good morning with CUDDLES, and is the best little spoon I've ever met! She enjoys extra special attention like paw rubs, body massages, and scratches behind the ears.
Looking for: Mamba needs a loving, permanent, and stable home free of risk, fear, and worry of re-homing or surrendering. We have worked hard to create trust with forward progress, and she needs consistency and a full commitment to her well being. She needs someone who can provide regular attention and stimulation with available time and dedication to doing so. The best case scenario forever home will be with loving and responsible pet owners that enjoy an active lifestyle and the outdoors.
Adoption Fee: $ 250