RAISIN

RAISIN

| F | 1 Y | Min Pin mix | 12 lbs | Low to med energy | Nervous of new people/situations | Loves to cuddle | Good condo dog | Ok with dogs after proper intro | Good with cats | Older kids (14+) only

Meet RAISIN… she loves wearing homemade sweaters so if you like to knit she may be your girl. She’s still adjusting to life in Toronto as it’s pretty different from the laidback Costa Rica life but she’s doing pretty well so far and continues to settle more and more each day. She really needs help building her confidence at this stage. Once she develops trust in her people she is very loving, playful and oh so sweet, it just takes some time to  get there. Once she's comfortable she'll take all the belly rubs and kisses please - she'll torpedo across the room with a wagging tail just to give face kisses. It just takes some time to get her comfortable. She’s so small and cute that people immediately want to interact with her but she finds that overwhelming and will often growl to let people know that she’s uncomfortable. In these cases, it’s best take a step back and not force anything with her. She is a very affectionate dog and does crave attention… but not necessarily from strangers. She don’t give it away for free ya know. When meeting new people RAISIN should be allowed to make the first move – so no baby voices, outstretched hands or anything like that. She’ll come to you when she’s ready! If she had her way she would be lying on her people at all times which, yes, is so cute but doesn’t really help her build her confidence in the long run. Some time on the floor, in her crate or in a designated space for her (basically anywhere that’s not your lap) helps to build her independence. RAISIN is quiet in the home except for a few barks at external noises so would be ok in a condo. She will need some help with her leash skills (girl is all over the map) and potty training (but she's so close). She lives with another dog and is good, she's even started to play, but with new dogs (inside or outside the home) she won’t hesitate to let them know when she’s uncomfortable, again with a little growl or bark. She co-exists comfortably with an old, grumpy cat! RAISIN is not suited to a home with young kids at this time. If you’d like to meet this little lady fill out an application to adopt now!