March 10, 2009
Meet Sweetie Pie!
Pie lives up to her name very well. She has the cutest way of
standing on her hind legs and boxing the air with her front legs
to get your attention. Her eyes are very expressive and she loves
Sweetie Pie does not know a stranger. She has been friendly and
outgoing with all the people who have met her on our excursions
out and about. She is not timid or fearful of any of the situations
she has experienced during her stay at her foster home.
Sweetie does not display any of the typical stunted behaviors
you will find with puppy mill rescues. I believe Sweetie received
that vital socialization pups need when they are little, but she's
not talking about a past that is well behind her now.
Sweetie has been living with 4 docile small males for the last
month. She likes to clean their ears, but does not rough house
play with them. She likes her chew toys and has tried to chew
on my books as well. I could see her trying to dominate other
dogs if she does not have a firmly identified pack leader.
Sweetie Pie did have a scent marking issue initially. This has
been worked on by keeping her leashed on my wrist for the last
month and keeping panties on her when she is not on my wrist.
She has kept her panties dry. She seems to be improving with this
issue, but may need a refresher in a new home.
Sweetie Pie needs to know who the pack leader is, so if you are
a little weak in this area, you might want to look at another
dog on the site. She needs gentle yet firm guidance in what the
Sweetie will sleep in the crate, but prefers the big bed. She
is crated whenever I am not home. She is smart. She learned "hush"
very quickly. She likes to throw her head back and bark this hoarse
little bark otherwise.
Sweetie Pie weighs less than 9 pounds, but she could stand to
gain a little. She is about 4 yrs old. She seems to adore men
the best. She likes dog savvy children and women. She likes other
dogs, but does not need another dog to be happy. I think a small
male dog who is not into playing much would be her ideal pup friend.
She has not met any cats.
If you are looking for a little sweetie pie of a dog to develop
into a certified therapy dog, I think Sweetie Pie has real potential
in this area. I think she would do very well in obedience class
as well. She is located in San Antonio, Texas.
If you are
interested in adoption please fill out our Adoption Application. If you would like more information, please contact
Keep in mind
that we prefer to place dogs within driving distance of where
they are being fostered. If someone from outside the local area
is approved for adoption, they must be willing to fly in to get
the dog and that can only happen if the dog is stable enough to
travel in the cabin with the passenger.
April 18, 2009
Sweetie Pie has been Adopted!
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