Friday, February 11, 2011

Magnolia Shorty-adopted!

Magnolia Shorty needs a foster home!

Magnolia Shorty just joined rescue. She was living under an abandoned house in the 8th Ward with her 6 adorable puppies. She appears to have been abandoned recently, as she is definitely not feral -- she's a lover who is very sweet and affectionate with people. She is great with other dogs, too, but wants to chase cats. Shorty is a real lover and a medium-sized girl at only 45lbs. She is young, but is heartworm positive. She will be treated for that soon and then will be totally healthy.

About Magnolia Shorty

Basic info:
  • Breed: husky/shepherd mix
  • Sex: female
  • Age: young adult, about 1 year
  • Weight: about 45 lbs
  • Coat type: medium long, medium-thick
  • Coloring: white with grey and black
  • Type of intake: abandoned
  • Location: 8th Ward
Overall Personality:
  • with adults: very friendly and happy
  • with children: unknown but expected to be great
  • with other dogs: very friendly
  • with cats: not so great
Energy and exercise requirements:
  • Activity level: moderately active
  • Exercise requirements: a walk or play time will be fine
  • Good running/jogging partner?: yes
  • Good dog park candidate: yes
  • Good doggy day care candidate: yes
Behavioral in certain situations:
  • in cars: rides well
  • in the house: good
  • house training: so far, so good
  • crate trained?: yes
  • leash trained?: yes
  • in kenneling/boarding situations: unknown, but expected to be fine
  • at the vet: does well
History of aggressive, possessive, or territorial behavior:
  • ever shown any aggression?: none
  • possessive of food: no
  • possessive of toys: no
  • territorial/protective of house/yard: no
More detailed behavior with other dogs:
  • play style: so far not very rough
  • dominance level: submissive-moderate
  • any behavioral issues with other dogs: none

More detailed behavior with cats:
  • chases cats?: yes
  • aggressive towards cats?: possibly; still evaluating
  • playful with cats?: no
  • rough with cats?: possibly
  • current health conditions: heartworm disease (will be treated)
  • long-term health concerns: none
Training/behavioral issues:
  • behavioral issues: none known so far
  • areas of training that need work: does not yet know obedience commands
  • chews on inappropriate objects?: blankets
  • digs in the yard?: unknown
  • pulls on leash?: no
  • jumps up on people?: no
  • mouths/nips at people?: no
  • urinates/marks things?: no
Any special adoption criteria: none

If you would like more information on Shorty, please email or call 504.222.3686.