Jean is a teenage pup who belonged to a family (as most of our dogs do…). The family is poor. They have way, way too many dogs. And they really don’t care about any of them. We have tried to work with them, to get them to sterilize their dogs, to get them to feed their dogs. But they ultimately just are not interested enough to be bothered to take care of their animals.
We have taken most of their dogs to sterilize and vaccinate them and then return them. We have sterilized and returned 7 or 8 so far Jean was one of them, along with her brother Billy. We picked them up at about 6 months of age, after worming them, treating them for mange, and vaccinating them over the previous months. Sterilized, we planned to leave them back in the area they lived in with their “family”, but unfortunately, Billy had taken to staying on the dangerous curve in the road that passes the aldea. He had zero traffic smarts and was going to be hit by a car. The family was uninterested in any potential solution to keep him from roaming, and likely being killed, and we couldn’t bring ourselves to take him and leave his sister behind. So we brought both siblings in and after several months of training and foster care they are both available for adoption.
Jean is a sweet, lovely dog. She is full grown and is lean and rangy, athletic and gorgeous. She is now approximately 1 year old and she has a lovely, sweet disposition. She is playful, friendly, smart and goofy. She is active but she is also a wonderful snuggle buddy. She likes dogs, loves people, and is a typical teenage dog.
Jean’s hobbies include un-stuffing squeaky toys, chewing on bully sticks, gardening (digging), solving food treat puzzles and emptying stuffed Kongs. She loves sniffaris and long off-leash romps in the woods.
She has all her basic training (always rewarded with food), and walks well on and off leash. She is wonderful with other dogs, plays and handicaps herself beautifully (she is fostered with a TINY Chihuahua and plays very sweetly with her). She has spent time with a cat and has been very appropriate and fine with it. She is well house trained and rides happily in the car.
Jean will need ongoing training, structure, and lots of mental and environmental stimulation to ensure that she continues to be an outgoing, friendly and even tempered dog. She would be a terrific dog for any lucky family.
Jean is spayed, fully vaccinated and up to date on her shots. She is medium sized, about 40 lbs with a sleek, short light gold and white coat.