Fiona - in Maine!
Posted February 2022
Fiona is one of our alumni pups who finds herself in need of a new home because of her human dad’s health and because she is having trouble co-existing with other dogs in the home. She will be a happier pup soaking up all the human attention and getting the snuggles and exercise a sweet girl like her deserves. She is 5 years old and her DNA test was super crazy – black lab, american staffordshire terrier, greyhound, boston terrier and some other small percentages of mixed breeds. She is only 42 lbs so a perfect medium size. Fiona walks well on a leash but can be reactive to new people and dogs when on leash, so a crowded neighborhood or apartment setting would not be the best spot for sure. If you want an alarm barker, Fiona is your girl!
Fiona likes her crate and goes there easily with one command. She has been through lots of training and requires a good leader so that she doesn’t have to take on that job.
Some of her favorite things are running around the fenced yard, curling up on the couch near (or on top of) her person, and showing off her smarts! She knows sit, come, and stay (more selectively). She has a collection of sweaters because she does not love the rain and cold. Fiona never has accidents inside and will happily accompany you outside. If a new person comes in, she will bark at first but then will check them out and eventually give kisses. She has never had aggression with humans, but has had limited access to children and we would not place her with young, fast-moving kiddos. She hasn’t met a cat but we think she has enough prey drive that she would not appreciate a feline buddy, or they would not appreciate her ; 0 )
Fiona enjoys going in the car but does better crated in the car. She does well with some dogs but her insecurity makes her a challenge when it comes to resources around other dogs.
This sweet princess has so much love to give and her family is heartbroken but knows it’s the best thing for her to meet her needs. If you are thinking of adding a wonderful pup (but just one) to your family, please contact us about Fiona.
If you have interest in meeting this pretty girl Fiona or any of our cuties, fill out the adoption application.
Please note: we do not have a physical facility where the dogs are housed. They are cared for in our wonderful foster network throughout New England. It is our expectation that, once approved, a potential family will meet the dog(s) in the foster setting where they are feeling safe and loved.
Thank you for considering rescue!