Age: 2 years old
Weight: 45 lbs
House trained: Yes
Crate trained: Yes
Good with dogs: Yes
Good with cats: Yes
Good with kids: Older kids only
Switching from kennel life to a home environment is challenging for any dog, but it is especially challenging when the young dog isn’t completely confident in her own destiny. Petite blue merle Destiny is a such dog and, as such, will need a home with experienced adopters.
Destiny, whose temperament is a mixture of outgoing personality and a bit of shyness, has a lot to learn, but she's proving smart enough to adapt as long as she has appropriate guidance and training. Socialization with humans is new to her and she’s still learning that people (big and small) are not threats. Although her foster family is working on Destiny’s human interactions we think she would do better in a home with no children, or one with older children or teens.
After she has time to get to know new people, she will lovingly lick the hand that pets her. And don’t be surprised if she asks for attention by gently putting her feet in your lap.
This little girl is progressing in learning appropriate manners around her foster animal companions. She gets along with other foster dogs in the home almost all the time -- but if she feels threatened she will defend herself. She lives with cats at her foster home and will interact nicely if the cat does not run. However, she will chase a cat if it runs. She also barks ferociously at loud or new sounds and sights.
Destiny likes to run, and needs a securely fenced yard. She also needs a crate (which she accepts) for those inevitable “time out” teaching moments. Mostly, though, she will lay calmly at your feet in the home and prefers the floor to furniture.
Given the complicated changes that Destiny must deal with, we strongly recommend obedience classes and relationship-building exercises for her. She needs to get her mind into her new destiny as your forever companion.
Destiny is being fostered in SE Michigan.