Age: 11 years
House trained: Yes
Crate trained: N/A
Good with dogs: Yes
Good with cats: Yes
Good with kids: Older
Sydney is a soon to be 11 year old girl who is looking for her forever home. Her first 9 years were spent on a farm where, unfortunately she was kept crated much of the time by her elderly owner. Although loved and well cared for in all other ways, Sydney did not get the exercise and movement she needed and developed arthritis from her long confinements. Taken in by a friend after her first owners' death, Sydney had the run of several acres, shared with other dogs and cats, and enjoyed many hours sunning herself on the porch. But once again, Sydney needed a home when her new owner had to move out of state to a smaller home and could not take Syndey. This is when TSCR stepped in to help place Sydney, finally, in her true forever home.
Sydney does exhibit stiffness through her hips, and can have difficulty getting up off of slick floors, but this does not stop her from enjoying life. She is a very bright eyed girl, who enjoys being near her foster family and happily follows along outdoors. She particularly loves a good roll in the grass. Sydney gets along with other dogs and cats and hasn't met a person that she didn't like. She would be best with older children, however, just because she can be a little contrary when touched in certain areas. She will require a gentle and cautious touch during grooming.
Sydney is generally quiet, barking only if she needs to go out, or come in, and to welcome you home. Once she feels comfortable in her environment she may bark if she's been separated from her people, just to let them know she wants to be included. She has a very good appetite and will sit for a treat. Although not currently on any medications, she has been on a variety of supplements in the past which she takes eagerly. She is housebroken, and walks well on a leash. In fact, she gets very excited when she anticipates a walk, whether it's seeing a leash or just her foster mom putting on a jacket.
She has been a very easy dog to have as a foster, and will soon adjust to her new home. Sydney's birthday will be here in just a few weeks. Might you be the angel who helps her celebrate it in the forever home she deserves?