|Rescue Me ID: 17-10-16-00391Rose (female)|
Dalmatian Age: Senior
|Compatibility:|| Not Good w/ Other Dogs, Not Good w/ Cats, Good w/ Adults (Not Kids) |
|Personality:|| High Energy, Very Dominant |
|Health:|| Spayed, Vaccinations Current | COURTESTY POST - CONTACT firstname.lastname@example.org. We are looking for the perfect new home for our beautiful liver spotted female Dalmatian Rose-a companion dog who loves to snuggle and play. Rose loves tennis balls, rope 'tug of war' toys, and plush toys with squeakers. Rose will be 10 years old on January 19 of 2018, but as her photos show, she looks and seems much younger. Rose has been an impeccably well cared for pet since she was a puppy. She is heartworm negative and on preventatives, she is completely up-to-date on all her shots (required shots and additional vaccinations), she is spayed, and she is an indoor dog. Rose has always ... (Read More)been under the care of a vet and has never missed an annual checkup. We allow Rose on furniture, and she sleeps in bed with us. During the day while we are working, she is crate trained and can spend up to 8 hours in her crate without an accident-as long as she has been out and on a walk beforehand. Rose is taken on walks regularly and is out in our fenced yard exercising as well (on an additional tie out due to her tendency to hop the fence (she can jump a 4 foot fence if she has something to 'launch' off of).That said, when we are busy, she is content to take very short walks or just 'do her business' in the yard and then curl up and sleep on the couch. Though she is uni (meaning deaf in one ear), she hears very well, is fed a high-quality diet, and has no health problems at all. Many people assume she is a puppy due to her beautiful, soft coat and petite size. She really is a strikingly beautiful and loving dog. She has one blue eye and one green eye. She is around 31 pounds, so she is quite small for a Dal; people have asked me if she is 'miniature,' but she is not. In fact, both of her parents were champion show Dalmatians. We absolutely adore her, but we have a baby on the way, and this was not at all expected. The issue we are facing is that Rose is fine with older children and teens, but she is especially not good with babies or small children. She has consistently snapped at and/or bitten them. We have been able to manage this by avoiding having small children coming to our home or having our teenaged son keep her separated from them if they do. However, this is not going to be practical with a new one actually joining our family. After conferring with her vet, we all feel that rehoming is the best option for her. While Rose gets along with some dogs, she is extremely inconsistent on this front and has attacked other dogs unprompted. We are, therefore, seeking new owners for her that do not currently have any other dogs for safety reasons. Also for safety, we are hoping we can find a couple that does not plan children for several years, a couple whose children are already teenagers (or at least 10 years old and mature), a single person, a retired couple whose children are grown, and preferably a family or single person without any other dogs. Ideally, we would also find a placement in a home that has already had a Dalmatian and understands the breed and their needs, though this part is negotiable as long as the new owner(s) are experienced dog owners/handlers and as long as the potential new owners are committed to learning about the needs of Dalmatians. Rose has done very well with pet sitters and visitors, but she is fearful at first and must have time to get to know new people. Of utmost importance is that people she is first introduced to do not put their faces toward her face, which has made her snap (but not bite). Rose is sometimes anxious alone; she prefers being with people. Rose requires these extra precautions, but when she is with 'her people,' she is sweet and amicable and really loves to cuddle. We had to work and live in the UK for four months in the fall of 2016, and she bonded very well with her pet sitters. We regret that these young men are not living in housing that take a dog, but we are encouraged that she bonded so quickly to them. This experience leads us to believe that Rose will adapt and bond with her new owner(s) once she feels safe and cared for. She is extremely healthy and active, and we believe she has many more years of healthy life ahead. A $100 rehoming charge in the form of a tax-deducible donation to the Washington Area Animal Adoption Group (WAAAG) is requested in order to dissuade those with nefarious intentions. Rose will come with heartworm preventatives, a beginner supply of food, treats, toys, and chews, her crate, and her 'gentle leader' leash. We are located in Harrisonburg, Virginia, but we are happy to transport her up to a few hours from here for the right placement. She is excellent in the car. She mostly just curls up and sleeps. If you are within 150 miles of us and Rose sounds like the right fit for your situation, please get in touch with me at Cathryn.email@example.com or call me at (215) 264-6650 to schedule an initial phone meeting. (Less) Adoption Fee: $100 Animal Location:
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|Cathryn Molloy (215) 264-6650|