Name: Princess (with Pudge but can be separated)
Location: Niles, IL
Weight: 80 lbs
Age: 1 – 1 1/2 yrs
Good with Men: Yes with slow intros as she is timid initially
Good with Women: Yes with slow intros as she is timid initially
Good with Dogs: Probably OK with slow intros; does great with Pudge and did fine with foster’s dog; they were playing outside together
Good with Cats: Unknown
Children: does great with teenage daughter in foster care; smaller kids likely ok if dog savvy
House Trained: Mostly, she seems to know potty is for outside
Crate Trained: Yes
Heartworm test: 1/11/24 (Negative)
Characteristics: Princess and Pudge were found as strays and brought into Animal Control. The Animal Control Officer and the good Samaritans who helped capture the dogs saw the potential in these dogs and worked together to save them. The good Samaritans are now fostering Princess and Pudge until they get into rescue because they simply could not remain at the Police Department where they were being held. Princess and Pudge can be separated but if they remain as a bonded pair, then the foster/adopter will need to make sure they each get plenty of individual and separate attention and training. Princess is very food motivated so that worked to distract for the vaccines, but she was NOT wanting to hold still for a blood draw. She wasn’t even being aggressive, just extremely wiggly and flailing around trying to get away. Princess seems to enjoy toys. Princess LOVES to fetch, especially a good ball. She also seems to enjoy soft toys, and Pudge is excellent at tug of war with a rope toy. It did take a few days for the dogs to warm up to us enough to feel comfortable to play with us. Princess and Pudge know “sit” and are learning “stay”. They walk extremely well on a leash also.
Notes from evaluator: They are both stunning in appearance and great dogs! They are very friendly take treats very nicely. Princess is very food motivated , Pudge likes treats but is not as motivated by it. I did not see signs of any resource guarding while I was there. I do not think they are so bonded that they could not be separated or integrated into a home together that has a dog already. Pudge is however very protective of her and watches everything you do with her, not in an aggressive manner but he watches. He does NOT like ANY kind of sudden movements ( its not just a child thing) Pudge will need someone who is willing to go at his pace and follow our decompression. He warms up pretty fast but he has to be the one to come to you. Princess is more leery of people and cowers when she is unsure but was always friendly; they both were. Princess is typical female size. They both just want love and attention and would be in your lap once they are comfortable with you. Princess looks like she may have had puppies. They both look like they are at most 1 1/2 years old. They need basic training. They are not badly behaved and are learning basic commands.