Beauty

ID# IAR-A-10861

3 years old • Female • 60.4 lbs

All About Me

PERSONALITY & BEHAVIORS
Beauty is a vision of loveliness, inside and out! This friendly girl loves meeting new people, chasing tennis balls in the fenced yard, and snacking on her favorite treats--refrigerated unsweetened applesauce, cantaloupe, and blueberries. Yum!

Spry and playful, Beauty will thrive with an active family who can spend lots of time with her. She needs a home with a fenced yard where she can zoom around in the grass, chase tennis balls, and lounge in the warm sun. There are so many sights and smells to explore! Beauty also likes to sit at the window and watch the world go by.

Because of her lively play style, Beauty requires a home with no small children. However, she would enjoy living with older children. Beauty recently met a 13-year-old and soaked up the love with tail wags and a big smile. When you give her back rubs, tummy rubs, and ear massages, she enters a state of total bliss!

Beauty often feels intimidated by other dogs, especially when they get in her personal space. If she feels threatened by a pushy dog, she may growl or try to escape. However, if a dog calmly approaches her, she is more relaxed. With gentle introductions, she may be comfortable living with a canine companion.

In addition to backyard playtime, Beauty needs daily walks and continued leash training. She is already getting the hang of it, and is now continually pulling less and less on the leash.

House-trained and crate-trained, Beauty sleeps through the night without a peep. Her crate is decked out with a mattress, pillow, and stuffed toy, but sometimes she prefers sleeping in other cozy spaces throughout the house, such as a soft chair or rug.

Beauty is a smart girl who is learning to sit, stay, and come on command. At mealtimes, she sits patiently as her food is delivered. She is also well-mannered at the vet, treating the other dogs and staff with utmost politeness.

Beauty is still learning to manage destructive puppy tendencies. But if she's caught red-"pawed--like with a forbidden chew toy, sock, or paper towel--Beauty is quick to make amends! She will simper, offering her left paw to shake as a peace offering.

Beauty also has separation anxiety, and she is easily startled by loud noises, unfamiliar sounds, and unexpected touching. In true watchdog fashion, she will bark to alert you to the presence of strangers outside.

Beauty can't wait to find her forever home! Her boundless enthusiasm and sweet demeanor are sure to spark love at first sight!

HEALTH
Beauty is spayed, microchipped, heartworm negative, and up-to-date on vaccinations. She has allergies that cause hair loss around her nose and legs, especially when she burrows her snout deep into the grass. To mitigate these allergies, Beauty is eating salmon food (no beef or chicken), which she is doing well on.

HISTORY
Because of unexpected housing issues, Beauty's owner could no longer care for her. A Good Samaritan took her in, and she entered the IAR program.

PHYSICAL
With glossy black fur and warm chocolate eyes, Beauty is a real head-turner!

My Details
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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.