*2 Years Old, 48 Pounds (needs to gain weight)
*Sweet, Loving, Smart, Devoted
*People Friendly (older children because of jumping)
*Fenced Yard Preferred
Hi everyone, my name is Leigh, and my backstory is both sad and familiar. I was picked up as a stray in Texas and brought to an overcrowded local shelter, where I stood little chance of being adopted. What a happy day it was when FTF rescued me and placed me with a wonderful foster family. They are helping me slowly put on weight (I need to gain another 10 pounds or so) and acquaint myself with the comforts-and safety-of a home. It took no time for me to rediscover how much I love being near people. In fact, I want to have someone within eyesight at all times. I adore being petted, and when you stop, I'll stare up at you with my soulful brown eyes until you resume. Just avoid touching my back end, though. My foster mom suspects that quirk is related to previous mistreatment, and with time, I'll likely get over it.
Indoors, when I'm not on "shadow duty," I enjoy destuffing plush toys, playing with my foster canine siblings, and snoozing in a soft, cozy dog bed. I'm also having fun learning new things, including fetch and some basic obedience skills (I've almost mastered sit, down, come, touch, and leave it). My foster mom says I'm very smart and highly treat-motivated, so I catch on quickly. Outside, nothing is better than going on long walks-so much to see and smell! I generally have good leash manners, except when I encounter a squirrel or rabbit and pull in their direction. I'm always happy to meet new people and pooches. Although I sometimes bark when I see another dog approaching. I'm easily redirected.
A few other facts about me. I'm fully potty trained and will pace/whine by the door when I need to go out. As for my crate, just toss in a treat, and I'll go right in. Finally, I'm getting the hang of jumping into the car. Make sure to slip the seat belt through my harness, though, so that I don't jump out when you open the door.
I hope my bio and photo showing my velvet-soft floppy ears and beautiful markings has convinced you to fill out an adoption application. I'm so looking forward to meeting you!
Love and licks,
If you'd like to adopt this dog, please get started by filling out a complete application (incomplete submissions cannot be sent.) Please note that while we take time to learn as much as we can about each dog in our care as possible, our bios are written from current observations. Though we do our best to share as much information as possible about each dog we care for, we are unable to make any guarantees on the future health or temperament of your adopted dog. Most dogs in our care come with unknown pre-rescue history, and information pertaining to breed and age are often educated guesses.
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Senior dog. 8 years and up / $125
Adult or Young Dog. 6 months to 7 years / $375
Puppies. Under 6 months / $450
Lives in 50 mile radius of Itasca within the Illinois border
Be at least 21 years of age
Have the knowledge and agreement of all adults living in the household
Have approval from owner of the residence (written in lease)
Have a valid ID with current address
Be approved as a suitable adoptive home by Fetching Tails Foundation
Be prepared to make a lifetime commitment
How to Adopt
Wag, Woof, Smile
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