|Rescue Me ID: 15-06-12-00180Mesa (female)|
Poodle Mix Age: Adult
|Compatibility:|| Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Adults (Not Kids) |
|Personality:|| High Energy, Average Temperament |
|Health:|| Spayed, Vaccinations Current | FOSTER LOCATION: Boise, ID Mesa is a 5 year old female Poodle mix (maybe with Bichon) who came to Fuzzy Pawz after needing to let her broken pelvis heal. She's now ready to find her forever family! This cutie is a nice girl who gets along great with all people; showing herself to be one fun girl. Mesa is good with kids as long as they don't pull ears, hair or her tail and they must be old enough to know that her previous injury has left her with some residual pain. We require kids over 10 who will understand that they can't rough house with her or give her hugs and will pet her gently. While the vet has said Mesa is now fully healed ... (Read More)she does still have some days that her hips are a little uncomfortable for her. She won't be a long hike dog, but is happy to chase a ball and hang out in the backyard. 1.5 miles for a walk seems to be a good limit at this time. That being said he is high energy (especially at meal time) but is happy to sleep at your feet to watch a movie or just wander around the house after you. She will need regular metal and physical exercise (working on training daily is a great way to help with her energy level). She walks well on a leash if she is some place stimulating like downtown (which she loves); if she is on a standard neighborhood walk she does still pull and will need more work on that. Mesa has been attending a local doggie day camp a few days a week and she's getting good reviews. She plays well with other dogs, and she's been fine with the cats in her foster home. She can be a bit dominant with other dogs but she would be fine in a household with other dogs or cats with a proper introduction. She is house trained, crate trained (although still protests when first put in the crate). She'll need very consistent and persistent training, as she can be quite willful and get tunnel vision for something. However she is very smart and catches on quickly. She has been taught the touch command and that works well to break her concentration when she sees your hand down and waiting. She has also been taught to sit a few feet away from her food dish and wait until she is told she can go to it and eat. She is getting better at sitting at the door, while its open, and waiting until she is told it is 'ok' to go for a walk. Motorcycles and squirrels are the 2 main things that she will bark at, but other than that she isn't a yappy dog. She will need some sort of bed or cushy surface to call her own, so she can rest her hips. Hard surfaces are sometimes uncomfortable for her. She really is a kind-hearted dog who just wants to hang out, chase the occasional tennis ball, & get belly rubs. But please note that Mesa is NOT a little lap dog, she is a fun loving, active girl who wants to do things; she needs an active owner who will exercise her mind/brain and who will continue with her training. Mesa is spayed, microchipped and current on her vaccines; weighs 16 pounds. If you are looking for a loyal and fun companion Mesa is the girl for you. All you have to do is please fill out an adoption application: http://fuzzypawzrescue.com/adopt/adoption-application-2/ There is a $150 adoption fee for Mesa (Less) Adoption Fee: $150 Animal Location:
Fuzzy Pawz Rescue
Ada County Boise, ID 83706 MAP IT!