Monkey

ID# IAR-A-9134

4 years old • Female • 48 lbs

All About Me

PROFILE
Meet Monkey (who also answers to Monk, Mon Qui Qui, or Moo!). She is a sweet, wiggly girl, who generally just wants to be with her people. She loves love! Her love language is definitely touch! She will wiggle and squirm her way closer and closer -- until suddenly she's in your lap or at your side . . . and always in your heart! She and her foster brother (a 3-yo neutered male pit mix) coexist well; but she would also be happy being your one and only for love and affection.

Because she wants to chase squirrels and other animals of that size, she needs a home without cats. Monkey is a strong and sturdy girl, and, given her jumpy tendencies and exuberant personality, a home without children under 10 is necessary.

Monkey's favorite activities include going for walks through the neighborhood, exploring the woods, gazing out of the apartment window, getting pets and snuggles, and playing with her 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.

Oh! And light sleepers need not apply. This girl snores like a freight train!

Monkey's manners have come a long way since coming into foster care! She is smart, and she's been practicing her commands. She has mastered Sit and Down, and we are currently working on 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 squirrel, uh, interest. Recently, she has taken up jogging with her foster mom and is a big fan!

She is getting more and more confident, enjoys visiting the leasing office of the apartment complex, where she tail wags and wiggles her Hellos (in true pittie fashion!). Her foster mom is continuing to work with her on her greetings.

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 just might be the dog for you!

PHYSICAL
She 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.


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


HISTORY
Monkey was found in Durham by a Good Samaritan

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

IAR subsidizes post-adoption professional training with Jane Marshall (www.cheerydogs.com) 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.