F | 1 year | Hound Mix | 50 lbs | Medium/low energy with a playful side | Sweetie pie | Needs proper intros | Good exposure to dogs | Limited exposure to children | Not cat tested (no significant prey drive)
MEET ESTE! This sweet girl came to us from the Dominican Republic and is still figuring out what life is all about in Canada. ESTE is extremely sweet but can be a bit skittish - quick movements, loud noises and unexpected guests in her space are all a NO from her. ESTE has made amazing strides in just a few weeks with her foster family, so we're confident with ongoing structure, training and socialization this girl will really thrive! She's met older, dog-saavy kids and done well, but likely wouldn't be a good fit for a home with young children. She hasn't met any cats up close but she's seen them from a distance and doesn't show much interest. ESTE lives with two other dogs who have helped show her the ropes! She co-exists extremely well with them, even picking up a toy to play tug of war or gently wrestling from time to time. She is NOT a fan of overconfident dogs in her face and will need an owner who can advocate for her and her space! ESTE enjoys meeting new people but proper introductions are key - she wants to make the moves and decide when she's ready to approach. ESTE LOVES her food and is very smart - continued training (even agility training!) will help continue to build her confidence. She is GREAT on leash, walks like a dream and is currently learning basic commands. She currently lives in a home with a backyard and we think a home in a quieter area would be best for her. This girl is NOT about the downtown noises and hustle! ESTE currently is crate trained and sleeps in a crate at night and when her foster fam is out. She will occasionally bark in the crate but it's generally only if she's not exercised enough - a quick walk around the block and she's ready to SNOOZE! She has shown some interest in running around and is a graceful gazelle until she trips over her own feet or runs into something - ESTE is a bit clumsy in an adorable, puppy way :) Think ESTE is the piece of your family you've been missing? Apply to adopt this gorgeous girl!