8 year old • Female • 70 lbs
Velvet is likely a Pointer-Lab mix, with a classic Pointer profile, a beautiful black coat that fades to a shiny brown on her legs, and floppy ears.
What’s on your wish list for your new dog? Sharpen your pencil because Velvet checks a lot of boxes! House-trained? Check. Leash-trained? Yep! Cat friendly? Check out the video.
Those soft, silky ears earned her the nickname Velvet, and her low-energy and Lab's laid-back vibe, means you get to pet them a lot on the couch. 🙂 Her journey to IAR has resulted in a high level of separation anxiety, however. But guess what? IAR has committed to providing her new family with support from a local trainer! She will require someone who is at home most of the time and who is willing to work on strengthening her independence. A fenced yard is a must, and the ability to go in and out on her own would be a bonus (she often ventures out independently to sun on the deck with no separation issues).
Velvet will melt your heart with her signature move: resting her head on your leg and looking up at you with those beautiful big brown eyes. She is the dog for you if you are looking for a true companion. This sweet girl definitely deserves to find a wonderful new forever home!
Overall, Velvet is very healthy. She is up-to-date on vaccinations, spayed, microchipped, heartworm negative, and on flea/tick preventative. She was taking daily medication to prevent mild seizures prior to coming into IAR and is still taking it now. She has not displayed any symptoms while in foster care, and the vet has suggested reassessing the need for it once she is settled into her new home. She may begin taking anti-anxiety medication soon to support working through her separation anxiety.
Velvet came from a local shelter.
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.