3 year old • Female • 50 lbs
Carmela is a beautiful caramel-colored dog with a black muzzle and black accents around her warm, amber eyes. She has floppy ears and a white star on her chest.
Carmela is so excited to see you when you get home! She just wiggles all over and bounces around. Once she calms down, she is gentle and loves nothing more than a belly rub. Carmela will nudge her nose under your arm to be petted and then naps on and off throughout the day. She's learning not to be on furniture, but would love to be a couch potato if you let her. Carmela would be an amazing bed snuggler, too, if allowed.
Carmela is both house-trained and crate-trained. She has a beautiful deep bark when she alerts you of something suspicious.
Carmela is cautious at first, but is very curious about people and warms up quickly--she just wants to be loved. She would be fine being the only dog in your house but she likes other friendly dogs, too. She is not a dominant dog and would do well with a gentle, calm, shy dog to wrestle and run with. Carrmela loves walks and is learning to both sit and stay on command. She would enjoy a fenced-in yard, but doesn't require one as long as you walk her a couple times a day and take her out before bedtime. Carmela was in a fenced yard for most of her life and did find her way out of it, to be discovered sleeping on the side of street near the fence! It appears she just didn't want to be in there alone. At her foster home she has been fine inside the fence as long as someone is out there. She just really wants to be with people.
One more thing about her: she is great with cats! When she met mine she looked at him and respectfully went around him. Now they're almost playing together! Carmela would probably love a home with a friendly cat.
She is just an all around great dog!
Carmela is up-to-date on vaccinations, microchipped, and has an appointment to be spayed.
Carmela was found as a stray.
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.