• Status: Adopted August 2017
  • Adoption Fee: $250
  • Gender: Female
  • Current Age: 10 -12 months
  • Good with kids:  Unknown
  • Good with dogs: Yes
  • Good with cats: Possibly (there is a cat at the vet office, but he just lays there)
  • Vaccinations:  Current
  • Neuter/Spay:  Yes

Cora, formerly Cupcake, was rescued by a great family that saw her dragged out of a car and dumped.  But their family was no match for a high energy young dog!  Cora is most likely between 10 months and a year-ish.  She is a beauty and weighs about 60 pounds.  She is all pup!  She hasn’t been taught how to not play with humans like she would her own litter mates which means she is pretty mouthy with your hands and feet and arms!  She redirects pretty well though.  She loves to play ball and will bring it back but is learning how to let it go so we can keep playing.  She does have some anxiety and fear issues.  When she got here, she would panic if she couldn’t see her humans.  We are working thru that and she is learning pretty quickly that all will be okay if she doesn’t see us for a bit.  When feeling anxious, she jumps and barks (high pitched) and digs at the kennel or barrier or person, what ever is closest.  When she does this, we do the “no look, no touch, just stand there” until she settles.  She has made great strides in less than a week here.  I’ve been requiring that she sits before she gets anything and before she gets out of her kennel or area.  Now she anticipates and does a sit without being asked!  She is afraid of new things:  We have not been able to get her to go down the basement stairs.  She won’t go outside if she hears the sprinkler.  I tried to take her for a walk the other day.  We got to the next house and she tried to bolt the exact opposite way I was going.  Then when she couldn’t go anywhere, she just flattened herself.  I had to sit there for quite awhile before she was ready to go back to the house.  Since then, I’ve been taking it slow.  I’ve been able to walk her around the yard.  And when we went to the vet the other day, I was able to walk her around the building in the grassy areas.

At the vets, she saw the vet’s cat and gave him kisses!  Bottom line:  She’s very young, needs some training, needs some calm and patience to work thru some issues but I think she will make someone a very wonderful companion!