F | 2 Y | Egyptian Baladi | Egypt | Medium-High Energy | Needs Stimulation/Activities l Great Dog for Adventurers/Obedience Training l Needs Guidance| Full of love | Belly rub addict | Dog social | Older kids only | Not cat tested
Is it weird to call a female dog a silver fox? A little? K, nvm. Meet KIARA! This girl arrived from Egypt and is STUNNING with her salt and pepper coat. But, although she is beautiful now, she was found as a pup looking worse then a cement road. Her rescuers are heroes and she is SO deserving of a second chance. She’s still nervous of new people and situations so will need a patient owner who can guide her open up in the right ways and help her gain confidence. She’ll bark at strangers initially but warms up quickly and will soon come over to you for attention. She also barks in the home as a way of demanding attention which her fosters are working at discouraging. We've learned through a trainer that KIARA is often times bored and is asking you to help stimulate her. Frequent physical activity is definitely key, but also focusing on the behaviour is key as well. Just going to dog parks is fun for her love of humans shines above that, so she does want you to involve yourself with her. So, long stimulated hikes, playing games in the house (like hiding treats for her to find), obedience training, etc. will be important in her furever home. As well, she’s nervous around children so should only go to a home with older, dog savvy kids. She’s currently freaked out by schools (too much commotion) and shopping carts are straight up WEIRD. She improves every day so with reassurance and increased exposure she’ll definitely become more comfortable. KIARA is super smart and you will see your training efforts pay off, especially if you’re offering her crunchy liver treats. BUT she is a lil chunky and her owners will need to help get her on a diet!! She is very affectionate and will sleep by your feet when you’re working. As soon as you make a move though she’s right there demanding belly rubs. KIARA is housetrained and knows some basic commands. She’s getting better on leash but still stops to smell EVERYTHING. She loves being with her people and does show some signs of separation anxiety. KIARA is good with other dogs and would do well with another dog to help keep her busy. She hasn’t been tested with cats. If you’d like to meet KIARA fill out an application to adopt below!