Breed: Shepherd & Labrador Retriever Mix
Age: Est DOB: 3/29/2015
Dog friendly: Yes
Cat friendly: Unknown
House trained: In Progress
Adoption Fee: $500
History: This sweet family needed rescue when they were dumped in a rural area. They are doing great and would each love to find a family of their own. Momma is a sweetheart!
A note from the foster: Merlot or "Marley" as we affectionately call her has settled very quickly into our families routines. She is a sweet girl and lives to please. She is learning new family life skills everyday. She is food motivated (even enjoys carrots and picking raspberries) and quickly sits for treats, and has made great strides in house training. No accidents for a few weeks now! She will go in her crate while we are away but has been terrific sleeping on her dog bed at night near us. Merlot enjoys playing with our Golden Retriever and going for walks on a leash most days. She is a very social girl and follows me around the house in my daily activities.
Some areas we are working on is properly greeting visitors to our home. She has quickly figured out who belongs in the house but isn't sure how to react to new friends! Stay tuned as she and her fosters are going to work with a trainer in improving these skills. She enjoys meeting new people and dogs on walks and at places like the vet clinic just not sure what her role is when she is in our home.
Not sure of Merlot life before she came to our house but it is easy to see that she responds very well to reassurance and lots of positive reinforcement. She will only gain more confidence as she is able to bond with her forever family in a loving environment.