- Status: Adopted
- Adoption Fee: $250
- Gender: Female
- Current Age: Approx. 2 Years Old
- Good with kids: Yes - older than 5
- Good with dogs: Yes
- Good with cats: Yes
- Vaccinations: Current
- Neuter/Spay: Yes
BIO: Pooh Bear is a very sweet and gentle soul. Once she gets to know you all she wants is to be by your side and get lovin’ and belly rubs. This poor girl is so scared of everything. Every one I have her meet, I have them sit and give them treats and tell them to let her come to them. There is not one person old, young, female or male that she hasn’t liked.
She likes running around the back yard and also playing with her stuffed toys tossing them in the air and running with them and pouncing on them. She does not tear up the toys.
Pooh Bear walks very nicely on the leash and knows several commands such as sit, come, plotz (German for down), wait and leave it. She is very smart. I’m sure that she can be taught other commands in German as well.
When Pooh Bear came to us she was not housebroke. We are working on that. I take her out when she first gets up, immediately after she eats, at bedtime, and throughout the day.
Pooh Bear only weighed 68 pounds when she arrived. We started feeding her 2 cups, twice a day of Dick Van Patten’s Lamb and Brown Rice and she has gained weight. She is now about where she ought to be.
With the help from a couple of friends from my dog club, we were able to test her around small children (5 & 8 years old) and around small dogs. She did very well with both. The evaluator said that it might be best if she is placed in a home with children no younger that 5. The evaluator who is a friend, obedience instructor, and Rottweiler owner also did some other exercises. I had previously told her a little bit about Pooh Bear and how she was afraid of everything. Pooh Bear let her examine her head, feet, and teeth with no problem. She then took (while Pooh Bear and I were at the other end of the room) a trash can, lids, empty plastic water bottles and placed them randomly on the floor making lots of noise. As the items were being placed, Pooh Bear would cower at every sound. Then she had Pooh Bear and I walk through them. At first she did not want to go through them. She just had me coax her through. The second and third time she went through just fine. Then other items were added at the other end of the room. Same reactions. But, ignored them after going through a couple of times. I also talked to the evaluator about Pooh Bear not wanting to get up in the crate in the car. Her suggestion was to place her in the crate periodically for just a few minutes, take her out and repeat. She also suggested placing her food in there as well and letting her eat, then take her out. The evaluator said once she comes out of her shell and gains confidence she will shine like a star. She’s got potential as she is very smart and is very food motivated.
She needs to go to a home that is motivated and dedicated to help bring this girl out of her shell and have the confidence that she should have.
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