Listed January 23, 2017
Age: 2 yrs.
Weight: Not Specified
Adult Size: 11-25 lbs.
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DescriptionMountain Dog / Mixed
Felisa, spayed female, 11 months old, 48 Lbs.
Breed: Formosan Mountain Dog mix
Felisa was born on the streets of Taiwan, and got a rough start in life. Her mama-dog, 'Donna,' found a local park where many people walked their dogs, and decided it was a safe place to have her puppies. A kind person built them a shelter to protect them from the cold. Donna was so amiable and delightful that everybody adored her and supplied her with food to make sure that her babies were well fed. In return, Donna showed her friendliness and generosity by letting everybody cuddle her new born babies. That friendliness made it all too easy for the dog catchers to take the puppies away! The neighborhood rescued the puppies, and found a foster home for them to stay with their mama.
Felisa is now with her foster home in the San Francisco area. She is a licky, cuddly, playful, happy little girl. She's probably pretty close to her full adult height (24 inches at the shoulder), but could stand to put on about 6-8 more pounds of muscle. She is very pack-oriented. That means she's super-snuggly and loving to her immediate family and any regular guests, but will be aloof toward strangers or people on the street, and protective of her house and pack. She is submissive, but wants very much to play with other dogs. She would do great in a house with another young, smaller dog. (She'll be intimidated by a larger dog, but they will learn to become friends.) Felisa is smart and learned a reliable recall after only a few repetitions, and already knows how to sit and down! She learns much better by being talked to, watching, and thinking, rather than by rote repetition. Tug and chase are her favorite games, and she is strongly food motivated.
Felisa is skittish and tends to be nervous in new situations. Her foster mom is helping her out with this, but she will need patience, understanding, and a commitment to good socialization from her new family. She startles at loud noises, but a good exposure training program will solve that. A family with older kids, or adults with frequent, calm visitors would be ideal for her. Felisa is potty trained outside. Felisa is still a puppy and needs to have something to do with her energy. Hiking, scent-work, or agility would be great activities for her and will probably be able to go on up to 10 mile hikes or more. Felisa is also couch-potatoes, and once she grows out of being a puppy, she will spend most of her time snuggling next to her pack members.
Please Story first, at the end of the story, answer the following questions:
Energy level medium
Does the dog get along with other dogs at home? YES in a public place? YES
Is the dog Skittish? YES
Shy dog is just shy, not afraid of noise or sudden movement, will warm up faster than skittish dog YES
Is the dog people friendly YES, children friendly YES,
Does the dog bark continuously when left along? NO chew a lot NO
does the dog gets along with cats ? NO
housetrained or not? YES outside YES
good walk on leash or not? YES any basic training? SIT
Is the dog afraid of man? Takes time to warm up
How is the dog with new environment? NEEDS FEW DAYS TO ADAPT IN NEW ENVIRONMENT
Does the dog have food aggression with other dogs? Suggest to feed her apart from other dogs
Can people touch the food in the bowl while the dog is eating? YES
Has the dog ever bitten anyone? NO
Are there any red flags we should know?
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