l F l 1Y l 45lbs l Lab Mix l Medium Energy l Initially Cautious/Nervous of Surroundings l Attention Hog l Dog Social l Not Cat Social l Prey Drive l Occasional Chewer l Okay w Kids/Needs more Guided Exposure l Needs Boundaries and Leadership
ROSITA comes from Costa Rica and is happy to live out the rest of her days in Ontario! ROSITA is a young pup who is looking for support on knowing just how to do this whole pet thing. ROSITA can be nervous about her environment and needs a leader to show her the way. For example, she initially is shy meeting new people, some dogs, going to new places—but with some encouragement and guidance from her foster, she warms up well. She is social with both humans and dogs after a proper intro and actually is a HUGE attention seeker. Once she trusts you she will flop over for a belly rub, and she loves playing at the doggy park. She is although particular at times and has shown some territorial concerns initially in our care, but the leadership she has been given has subsided that! This leadership needs to be continued so she can continue to build confidence and feel comfortable. Besides, no one likes a jealous friend anyways. When ROSITA isn’t asking for belly rubs or pawing at you to keep petting her (“Pay attention to me! I'm cute!”) she will happily spend time in her own space, mostly in her dog bed. She likes her alone time after some exercise! She is okay being left alone after being stimulated and should be crated as she can get into some trouble. She just thinks your bed is comfier than hers, and that it would be even more comfortable with 5 of your favourite shoes and your muddiest pair of boots in there. Although they're usually still intact. Okay, maybe she’ll eat the shoelaces. Okay, and the toilet rolls. Yes, they are the most fun. But not so funny as this is a health hazard, so she should be monitored when not crated AND puppy proofing your place is KEY. She uses her bed as her “space” currently, but we’d like her furever home to include a crate! ROSITA does have other manners although and besides occasionally eating one your favourite things, she is housetrained, good on a leash, and good with basic commands. She does have a prey drive that will need to be supported. (Did someone say squirrel?) She has had some experience with kids but is nervous. ROSITA is a very loving pup that needs a bit of a confidence boost just like the rest of us, but this would be shown through boundaries and leadership. We think she will continue to open up in the right environment, and really be an amazing pup to the right home! Apply now!