In addition to the adoption fee of $400, I will require a training deposit of $150 which is fully refundable upon completion of a training course.
Foster Update #3
Hope has finally been spayed and cleared from her medical issues. She is a happy, high energy girl. She had been settling and getting calmer but after her spay she seems to be again in rambunctious mode. She is always ready to go on walks. She has much improved walking on the leash, but she is still reactive to other dogs, we are still working on this issue. Mostly, we resort to changing directions or crossing the street for incoming dogs, she needs an adopter that is willing to keep working with her on this issue. Recently she spent a day at a dog ranch, and was very happy to play with the other dogs, but required a slow introduction. Her separation anxiety seems to be easing, but still, little time alone seems to be a better option for her. Also no cats for her due to high prey drive. Hope is house trained and not destructive even though she sometimes likes to carry in her mouth a shoe or a slipper, but won't chew on them. She is very loving and will follow you all around the house. She sleeps on her dog bed and uses the crate at her leisure but does not like to be "put in" the crate. She is not very interested in toys, but is very interested in treats. She knows sit, down, shake.
Foster Update #2 Hope is still on medical hold but should be ready for meets soon. Hope is a happy girl and loves going on walks however she has a very high prey drive, she will pull hard to try to catch every bunny, bird, or even a moving leaf that gets her attention. She shows leash reactivity and is currently working with a trainer to improve her leash manners and social skills. She will need a strong/experienced handler for walks, she is small but mighty. Hope sleeps well on her dog bed. She is not too keen on using the crate, she seems to prefer to spend time under the table as her secure space. She is potty trained and has shown no interest in stealing anything from the kitchen counter, in fact she is not food motivated. She can be mouthy when she wants attention however she is making good progress learning that is not acceptable. Hope will do best with a family that can offer minimal time alone, she attaches very strongly to her human, suffers anxiety when her human leaves and she is vocal about it. She is a bit of a barker, not only from noises outside the house, but from noises coming from the TV or even mobile phones (if we are watching a video on our phone). Hope should be in a home with older kids since she can still be mouthy at times. She will also need a very secure yard, if she considers her walk was not long enough or if her human leaves, she will try to sneak out, searching for any possible opportunity.
Foster Update #1 Hope has become a regular, happy dog! She loves to have regular meals and is gaining weight. She was evaluated to be 6 years but behaves more like a 3 year old. She is quite mouthy, so probably isn’t a good fit around small children. She’s gentle, but loves to put whole arms and legs in her mouth. She is pretty strong on the leash so will need some leash training. Hope loves to run and comes right back when off leash. Apparently she had a fracture when younger so has an unusual gait. She still needs to clear up some medical issues, but is a very happy dog with lots of love to give.
Intro: Hope was rescued from a hoarding situation. She has had a rough life and we are happy to change all of that for her. She will never miss a meal again. She needs some time and TLC to be her best. She met several cats during her intake evaluation, sniffed them, wagged her tail and moved on. She takes treats gently. She will let you know if she needs a potty break. Hope rides great in the car. She has a cute, playful side to her and will steal your heart.