FOSTERING IN NEW ENGLAND!!
Can you say one of the happiest adoptable dogs we know? And a professional wiggle butt? That is Sophie, a beautiful young mixed breed girl.
Sophie had a very loving home and was well taken care of. Unfortunately, this girl just didn’t realize her size and strength. A bit of a bull in a china shop. And it was just too unsafe for the toddler in the home. She never meant any harm, nor showed any inkling of aggression. She just wanted to frolic a bit too much, and full speed ahead!
As a result, Sophie was crated for long periods of time to separate her when the children were afoot. This lead to increased stress as she was able to see/hear, but not able to be with, the humans she so loved. Her owners eventually realized that this was not fair to her and made the difficult decision to rehome her with a more appropriate family where she could play and socialize to her hearts content.
This girl is great with other dogs of her same size and energy level and just loves to run and play. Fetch, chase, tug o’ war…you name it! She would do well within a pack of similar energy dogs. She would not coexist well with any senior pups or couch potatoes.
Sophie sometimes misses cues from other dogs give when they want playtime to be over, but she is starting to figure it out. She just doesn’t understand why every dog she meets wouldn’t want to run and play with her because she is so much fun!!
A pack featuring patient, well-mannered dogs will help her learn even more quickly. She is currently BFF’s with her young husky foster sibling.
Sophie would do best with a doggie playmate(s), but should be okay as an only dog as long as she has a decent amount of daily exercise.
A fenced yard for some runs is highly recommended!
She would also thrive with frequent doggie socialization either by having play dates or attending doggie daycare.
After some playtime, Soph is ready for a comfy nap on the couch or on your lap. Don’t you dare tell her she is a bit oversized for a lap dog! She also loves to “cuddle and kiss”, so if you are someone who requires some personal space or if you do not enjoy slobbery licks, she is probably not the dog for you…..she is a very affectionate pooch!
Sophie attended training and knows basic commands, sit, shake, down, etc. She still needs a little work with stay and come.
Check it out here:
Sophie does quite well on a leash with an easy-walk harness, and responds to “heel”. Her hound side definitely comes out on walks…nose to the ground!!! And she greets everyone she sees, either human or canine with a tail wag.
This girl is crate trained and sleeps in her crate or a dog bed (and on some occasions a human bed) all night long without a peep. However, due to her previous situation we prefer that she be in a home where crating would be minimal during the day.
Sophie was house trained in her former home and is in her current foster home.
This gorgeous active girl is truly sweet tempered; only wants to love and be loved in return. She craves attention and interaction from her favorite people and doggie siblings and can’t wait to find another family to love.
A short video of a play session:
And a neighborhood stroll:
Interested in applying for this dog? Here is our application:
Name: Sophie Rand
Age: 1 ½ years
Weight: 53 pounds
Vaccinations: Up to date; All given on 3/3/22
BASED ON OUR OBSERVATIONS:
Good with Children: Over 10, must be sturdy and dog savvy.
Good with Dogs: Yes
Good with Cats: No
Adoption Fee: $500.00
IMPORTANT INFORMATION -
Paws New England is a foster-based rescue - our dogs reside in various locations throughout the south and New England.
Adoption donations cover pre-adoption vet costs (including vaccinations, spay/neuter when age appropriate, and heartworm testing/treatment when necessary), a microchip, and transportation to New England if necessary.
Donations for our young, healthy puppies and dogs support their fellow canines of advanced age or suffering from injuries and abuse whose donations are reduced but whose veterinary costs are typically much higher. We appreciate your understanding that your newly adopted dog will help others in need.