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- English Setter
- English Setter
- Boise, ID
- White / Cream , Red / Chestnut / Orange
- Coat length
- Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
- Prefers a home without
I adore being outside in my foster mom's yard--playing, racing around, and frog leggin' in the grass is pretty awesome it turns out. I'm going to need a secure yard and supervision while I settle in, and I will not be a candidate for being left out in a yard when you are gone or as an outdoor only dog. Don't get my love for the outdoors wrong--I need my family time indoors as well and would need to be included in your everyday life. I'll also need structured exercise every day aside from just yard time to make sure I don't get bored and make my own games! (I'll admit, digging is so tempting.)
Because I am under-socialized and timid, I especially need a family who uses positive reinforcement based training with meaningful rewards to teach me desired behaviors. I’m also going to need continued socialization, ie pleasant-for-me exposure to new people, places, and things to help me learn this foreign world is not so scary! Training methods based on force, pressure, corrections, intimidation/fear, or dominance-theory will be very detrimental to me. Right now (and maybe forever), I’d be a huge flight risk off leash because again, the world is very unknown to me and there’s a lot that makes me want to hide--so I can't say I'll ever be an safe off leash dog. That said, if you are an outdoorsy or active person who wants a dog ready to go running, hiking, camping, playing on the beach—I’m your girl! You don’t have to wait any longer for my bones and joints to develop before we start working out together!
I got to meet a cat the other day, and I was pretty curious, brave enough to greet him, and very cautious. If you cat is dog savvy and not fearful, we would probably do okay. I haven’t met many children yet, but it is safe to say I would not do well or feel comfortable living with young or active children anytime soon. Older children who are less rowdy and more mature would probably be okay. Quick movements, loud voices, and a really busy environment would overwhelm me. I have done well with the dogs I’ve met so far. It’d be awesome if you have a playful, bouncy, race-n-chase type of dog who’d like to be my friend. I am not suitable for a dog park until my recall and fear issues are worked on, but we could find other ways to socialize with dogs if I’m going to be your only one! My foster parents took my sister with me from the same place, who I was contained with all my life and got along with great; however, she was showing signs of littermate syndrome, so they thought it best for both of us to go to separate homes.
Since I was just rescued on May 2nd, my foster mom hasn’t gotten to do a whole lot with me yet, aside from introducing me to what it’s like as a companion dog. (There’s a lot to get used to, I’ll admit!) We will be working on socialization, body handling, basic obedience training, some easy tricks, and housetraining. I already do awesome in a crate, since confinement is not new to me, and travel really well.
My adoption fee is $300 and will include two rounds of DA2PP vaccinations, 1 yr Rabies vaccination, a microchip, spay, and deworming (along with a lot of TLC). I’m a healthy girl, but my doctor will be repairing a minor umbilical hernia when I get spayed—this will have no long term effect for me. I won’t be able to go home until June, but if you love me as much as I’ll love you, please contact my foster mom at firstname.lastname@example.org for my application and more information about me. I am only available in OR, WA, MT, or ID because my rescue has to do a home visit.