ID# IAR-A-9134

5 years old • Female • 48 lbs

All About Me

Monkey is a sweet, wiggly girl, who wants to be with her people. Her love language is definitely touch! She will wiggle and squirm her way closer until suddenly she's in your lap or at your side. She and her foster brother (a 4-yo male) coexist well, but she would also be happy being your one and only love.

Because she wants to chase squirrels and other small animals, she needs a home without cats. Monkey is a strong and sturdy girl, and a home without small children will be best.

Monkey's favorite activities include going for walks, exploring the woods, gazing out the window, snuggling, and playing with tennis balls. Monkey can entertain herself--she is happy to sit and chew on a bully stick, flip her toys up and catch them, window gaze, and daydream of squirrels.

Monkey is smart; she has mastered Sit, Down, Stay, and Roll Over. Monkey's leash manners are improving--she wears a Freedom Harness, which has been helpful, as has lots of praise and treats! Monk can be redirected pretty easily from her interest in squirrels. Recently, she has taken up jogging with her foster mom and is a big fan!

Monk is house-trained and crate-trained (although she does not prefer the crate). She can be left alone for up to 6 hours (that's the longest she's been alone at her foster home) and will be overjoyed when you return.

If you are looking for a compact land hippo who will love you to the moon and back, Monkey is the dog for you!

Monkey has a milk chocolate coat, one adorably floppy ear, and such lovely jowls; white socks on all four paws, white chest markings, and the tiniest dip of white on the very tip of her tail.

Monkey is spayed, up-to-date on her vaccines, microchipped, heartworm negative, and is taking Fluoxetine (Prozac).

Monkey was found in Durham by a Good Samaritan.

My Details
Likes Cats No
Likes Dogs Yes
Likes Young Kids No
IAR Sponsored Training

IAR subsidizes post-adoption professional training with Jane Marshall ( to encourage a life-long and successful bond between the dog and the adopter. Group classes for puppies and adult dogs are provided at a substantial discount to IAR adopters.