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Lilac Pointer Mix Boston, MA
- Brown / Chocolate
- Coat length
- Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
- Good in a home with
- Other dogs.
- Prefers a home without
- Cats, children.
- Adoption fee
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Breed: Pointer mix
Adoptable in: MA, RI, NH, CT, and VT
Good with dogs: Yes, with proper intros
Good with cats: No
Good with kids: No
Crate trained: Yes
House trained: Yes
Lilac is a sweet, lazy girl who is looking for a quiet home where she can play some fetch and then curl up in the dog bed and take a nap (her two favorite things). Lilac is wonderful with other dogs when properly introduced, and she loves to play. She would love a fenced yard to romp in. She can be leash reactive to new dogs, and though she has improved with training, this will always be something she needs to work on. For this reason, proper intros are a must with her. She is also ecollar trained. so her perfect home would continue this training with her. She excels with structure and routine.
Where Lilac still struggles greatly is with meeting new people in the home. Outside the home, and even a the vet, she is generally fine. When people that she does not know very very well come into the home, Lilac should be crated, leashed, or muzzled. She needs to be slowly introduced to new people, but once she gets to know you very very well, she's all in and is the kissiest, snuggliest girl. She is even very sweet to pretty much everyone while muzzled, so that's an easy fix to keep her safe. When people she does not know come into the home, she has an angry bark/growl but when introduced while muzzled she does fine. Because of her reactivity to new people, a single family home is the best fit for her. She would not do well in an apartment. Lilac has had a long road, and while she has come a long way, she is very much still a work in progress. With the right family she will do just fine.
Lilac's issues have happened in the past when her intros to new people coming into the home were not controlled (once, my contractor came in my back door while we were in the living room, and another time, my dog walker let her out of her crate after I advised her not to). So I can't emphasize enough that she needs to take it slow with new people :) But she will reward you for sure once you get to know her.
Age: 6 years
Weight: 45 lbs
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