This energetic girl will have you dancing in the RAIN!
Hello guys! My name is Rain, but I am a dollop of sunshine! I am a 3 year old, female, spayed, Pointer-American Staffordshire mix. I am 65 lbs of love and a good girl at that! I am pretty much all bathroom trained and polishing up the finer details of leash walking. I am trying to curb my leash reactivity and good leadership from my people really helps! The Animal Pad and my foster parents scooped me up from the Humane Society where I was brought in as a stray. They have been my guiding angels through tough times and I cannot wait to find my forever home!
I am a really sweet girl, and live for my people with utmost loyalty and love! My foster parents say I have no concept of personal space. I mean, when I can sit on your lap and give you kisses, why not? I love our early morning cuddles and I’m happiest sleeping in bed with you! A good game of fetch or keep away always gets me going. And I LIVE for tug of war! I’ll even bring you a toy and leave one side in your lap to grab. I am loving being trained and taught commands. I have a desire to learn and constant mental stimulation is amazing! I wag my tail like no tomorrow when praised for ‘sitting’ so well instead of barking! I have a whole bunch of energy, and I will always be up for some runs and hikes. I have some separation anxiety, and I am being crate trained and learning to self-soothe. I may be rough on the edges, but a diamond shines the brightest after it’s polished.
I bond quickly and adore my people! I may be a big girl but inside I’m a big baby, and would love to have someone around to show me the ropes with structure and exercise. I get along well with my foster dog sibling and it took us about 2 days to get here. I get overly excited when I see new dogs and sometimes I lose control of good manners. I can also get startled by new, strange things or noises, which can lead to barking or lunging as I get defensive. Socialization to new situations is definitely on the cards in my training lessons! About kids, my energy could be a bit much for them, but being around older teens who can play as well as guide me might be okay. I am not a huge fan of cats, and would rather not live with them.
I would do best in an adult-only family, or with older teenagers, with a strong-leader like parent who can take me on fun, outdoor adventures and have amazing playdates in a yard. I am super smart and would need to keep busy with mental stimulation games and tricks-training. My trainer has graciously offered to continue training me so that I can be a perfect dog at my new home. My parent should have a confident personality, with experience working with big dogs who need an alpha. With proper introduction, I would be fine living with another dog sibling down the road. As of now, I would prefer being the only one to get attention and time for obedience training and socialization. My adoption fee is $300 and that includes spaying/neutering, shots, and microchip. If you want to take me home, please fill out the form on the website here: https://theanimalpad.org/adopt-today
Age: 3 years old
Breed: Pointer-American Staffordshire mix
Personality: Super sweet, cuddly and playful! Heart of gold with a smart brain!
Education: Bathroom and leash trained, with corrections needed for reactivity. Practicing crate training to help with separation anxiety. Will get training help from her trainer to make sure that she will be happy with her new family!
Favorite Activities: Loves to tug and will convince everyone to play! Loves to fetch, lounge around in the bed, give kisses and cuddles.
Looking for: A confident, leader like parent in an adults-only home, with experience in training and living with large dog breeds, preferably pitties. She will need structure, guidance and physical and mental stimulation to be her best self. She will always be ready for running and hiking. A yard would be amazing! She should be the only dog at home to focus on training for now, but with good socialization practice, she can have a dog sibling in the future.
Adoption Fee: 300