F | 1 Y | Lab mix | 46 lbs | Mexico | Calm/Engaged | Medium energy | Nervous in new situations | Needs proper intros with dogs + humans | Goofy | Loves her people | Cat social | No kids
This beautiful girl is TECA! She can be a bit shy and timid so we’re looking for people who are willing to take things slow with her and really build a solid foundation of trust. Relationship goalsss. TECA needs a proper introduction with new people. She doesn’t like when people try to pet her without her permission but can you blame her? It’s best to let her approach new people. They can hold their hand out for her to check out which sometimes moves toward ok you can pet me but sometimes she thinks hmm better not. It’s best not to force her. TECA is ok living in a smaller space but can definitely be a bit rambunctious. She loves going for a couple medium walks per day and playing tug-o-war with her humans. She’ll let you know when it’s time for a walk because she gets a little bit goofy in the home but is otherwise really chill. She’s housetrained, crate trained (LOVES her crate) and knows a couple basic commands as long as you have treats because she LOVES food. Treats will be a great training tool as her people continue to build her confidence and expose her to new things. For example, she hates walking on some of the floors in her foster home but can be coaxed to crawl across them with treats. (This isn't really true anymore) It may take some time and patience but it’s important that you celebrate these little successes together! Although she lived with other dogs in Mexico she has been a bit hit or miss with dogs in Canada so far and definitely needs a proper introduction. She prefers to make the first move and may growl and bark if another dog approaches her too quickly. She has shown some interest in playing with certain dogs so with ongoing positive but controlled exposure we think she’ll continue to warm up. She lives with a cat and has no issues at all. We don’t think TECA would enjoy living with kids at this time (It's not that she doesn't like kids, but I think she would be too rough with them). If you’d like to adopt her fill out an application at saveouscruff.org!