- Status: Adopted
- Adoption Fee: $250
- Gender: Female
- Current Age: Approx. 3.5 years old
- Good with kids: Yes
- Good with dogs: Yes, depending on the dog
- Good with cats: Unknown
- Vaccinations: Current
- Neuter/Spay: Yes
BIO: Rosie is 3 1/2 years old and spayed. She is up to date on all vet work. She will be having a vet check soon and will be microchipped.
Rosie is a BIG girl with a sweet face and a very laid back disposition. She has had limited interaction with people for several years, from my understanding, so she seemed a bit detached when she arrived but her foster has already noticed a difference in her! She seems to be taking cues from her foster sister Daisy, who is OBSESSED with her people and craves attention and approval. Rosie does get along with her foster’s older male dog Shiloh and gets along okay with Daisy too; just some arguments here and there when Daisy doesn’t listen to her “leave me alone” warnings. Rosie can be a little grouchy with other females. She loves kids and can be found sitting in her foster daughter’s lap on the couch (100lb Rott vs 116lb girl lol) She is very much a couch potato.
Rosie is going to need a pretty consistent diet and exercise program for awhile…she is quite overweight and she seems to tire easily. Getting her to a good weight will help preserve her joints and health for the future. She is also learning to eat on a schedule (2x a day, all the dogs are on this schedule). She does know sit, and shake (“paw”) although she is a little on the slow side to respond to commands if you don’t have food. 😛 She does pull pretty hard on her leash, so her foster is using a halti headcollar to kind of retrain her. She has pretty good manners that we will fine tune while she’s in foster, but her foster really think Rosie will make anyone a great forever dog.
She does fine in a kennel, fine in the car, and is actually fine when left out in the house alone, also. She will occasionally try to steal a shoe or piece of clothing to chew on though.
Rosie will sometimes play with her foster sister, but I think she would be perfectly content (and may even prefer) being an only dog, or the companionship of an older, very low energy dog. She likes her personal space 😉 She will play with her foster family, too, but she could take it or leave it most of the time. We would rate her prey/play drive as low, although she did try to catch and eat a tree frog the other day. The only thing that really seems to get her going is the laser pointer, and her foster home keeps those sessions short and infrequent.
Rosie has had the chance to meet some horses and did pretty well with them, she was very curious. She’s also been to Petsmart and saw many different types of animals and other people and dogs. She will continue to be socialized while in her foster home.
Rosie is protective of her house and her yard, but not unreasonably so (barks at strangers, but not excessively). She will sometimes grumble at you if you try to take a toy away, or if she’s comfy on the couch and you try to move her, but that’s the extent of her protesting.