|4 Years Old||Female||Shepherd Mix||58 lbs|
Feature Dog Dandee
Need to know…
Mandatory Training – Don’t let this scare you, but please read her bio!
|Cat free home please||Has been working really hard on her manners with other dogs||Children 15+ years and older please|
I am searching for my forever home!
My name is Dandee & I am one of the Apple Litter.
My mom came from a small northern community known as Fort Hope.
My siblings & I were born here in foster care.
I was a lucky puppy that did get adopted, but due to some bad behaviour as I grew up, I came back into foster care 7 months ago.
Let me back up a minute so we can get all the fancy particulars out of the way.
I am Dandee & I am a 4 year old spayed female Shepherd/Husky mix.
I am up to date on my vaccines & I have my microchip.
I am house trained & crate trained.
I am a very adventurous girl, I love to hike, swim, and explore. I have been camping with my foster family and they say I did amazing!! I am an explorer & a hunter, I have caught squirrels, chipmunks, birds, bunnies & snakes. I always want to share my winnings with my humans! They have no sense of humor though and don’t want my offerings.
When I first came back into foster care, I was on medication for some mild incontinence that was thought to be related to me being spayed. However, the rescue vet stopped the medication in December and I have not had any issues with incontinence in my foster home in the 7 months I have been here.
So as I mentioned, I developed some bad behaviour as I was growing up.
Two behaviours that really stand out, I am not a fan of small dogs and I like to guard things. I guard my crate, food and toys.
I am going to touch on certain items so you will know everything about me & so we can be sure we are a good fit for each other.
I have unfortunately caused injury to a small dog when it got to close to my crate, so this is an absolute no for my future home please.
I would also do best in a home with kids over the age of 15 please. Little kids are louder, faster moving and make me nervous. I don’t like when they get too close to my crate.
Meeting other dogs…
I am good with other dogs, medium to large size, once I have been properly introduced.
I like to be the boss and have had to work on my manners when I meet other dogs. Once we meet, I am very playful.
I have not met a cat, but due to my interest in small dogs and other critters, my mom does not feel it will be a good option for me. No cats please!
My ideal future family…
I need an experienced dog owner who is familiar with stronger personality dogs. One that will step up and show me the way.
One that will help me continue on my training path and help me continue to learn proper manners.
My foster mom says I have improved so much and I want to continue to do so.
I need a forever family to have strong leadership skills, so I can look to you for guidance & not have to do it myself.
I need you to advocate for me so that I can trust you.
Trust is so important!
I have been working hard on trying to work through and overcome my discomfort of small dogs and my guarding issues.
Training is a really great actually, it helps to build a healthy bond & develop my trust in you.
I had not had a reaction in my crate for quite a few months but just recently, while coming home from a meet & greet, my foster mom and I stopped at a vegetable stand. While she was getting us some fresh veggies, a lady came over to my foster mom’s car and tried to pet me!
Who does that?!
I was scared and tried to protect my space. My foster mom was not happy and spoke to the lady about how inappropriate her actions were.
This incident set me back a bit and I tried to protect my crate again. My foster mom was quick to show me how to look to my leader and things settled again. It is so important that I can look to you & know you will protect me.
I am a really great traveler. I love to go for car rides, you won’t even know I am there. I am happy to be with my people wherever that may take me. I’m always game for a good adventure.
I love love love to be brushed! Especially when I am blowing my husky coat.
I am not a fan of having my feet touched so not a fan of having my nails cut. It is a necessity however, so it needs to be done. I have had to wear a muzzle while having my nails cut. Sometimes I need to wear a muzzle when having my nails cut.
Oddly enough, I get really excited about my muzzle! If you hold it up, I will pop my nose right into it, not trouble at all. My foster mom, says that is just one of my funny quirks!
My foster mom says I really am an overall fun loving & goofy girl!