F | 1 year | Hound Mix | 50 lbs | Medium energy with a playful side | Sweetie pie | Good exposure to dogs & people | Limited exposure to children | Not cat tested (no significant prey drive)
MEET ESTE! This sweet girl came to us from the Dominican Republic and has quickly settled in to her new life in Canada. ESTE is extremely sweet but can be a bit skittish - she prefers both human and dog friends who are able to respect her space and allow her to approach on her own terms. ESTE has made amazing strides in a short time 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 would be a great second dog! ESTE enjoys meeting new people with proper introductions and warms up quickly. ESTE LOVES her food and is very smart - continued training (even agility training!) will help continue to build her confidence. ESTE is good on leash, but as she gains confidence she will need an ongoing focus on structured walks as she gets really excited to see all the things. She is progressing well with learning basic commands and will even go into her crate on command! She currently lives in a suburban area with a backyard; she would do well in this environment longer term but a quieter area of the city would be fine as well. ESTE currently is crate and potty trained. She enjoys 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!