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Offline MagicM3

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Potential Therapy Dog
« on: November 06, 2008, 06:13:37 am »
Hi all I plan to post this on tinypaws but I know some of you also have little fur kids and might be looking..

Tricia and the fur kids

I hope it is OK to post this here.

I have a foster dog that is extra-special and I really feel this girl
has the potential to be an incredible therapy dog. I'd love to see
her placed in to a home that will develop this potential. I will
happily drive up to 4 hrs away from Chapel Hill, NC to get her to the
right family.

Hope is 1.5 - 2 yrs old, 26 lbs and appears to be a standard
dachshund/spaniel mix. She is the sweetest, calmest, most
even-tempered dog I ever met. Hope assumes everyone is her friend and
greets them with a sweet smile, calm tail wag and by sitting in front
of them. She never barks, jumps or paws at people. She doesn't put
her mouth on you, even when taking a cookie. Hope has very expressive
eyes, great soft eye contact and a strong desire to connect with
people. I've had people comment that she caught their eye from across
the room and they couldn't help but come over to pet her. At the dog
park she goes from owner to owner to greet them and make friends.
Hope thrives on touch and readily accepts any handling. She is not
hand shy and doesn't mind people picking her up, rolling her over,
opening her mouth, handling her feet, etc. Hope has tolerated a herd
of noisy children petting without any problem. I do feel she is
better suited to work with the elderly or one-on-one with kids though.

Hope has absolutely no possession aggression issues and gives up bones
food, and toys without any problem. She does just fine with crowds,
walkers, canes, wheelchairs, or people moving oddly. Even if startled
by a loud noise, she recovers quickly and investigates what caused it.
She greets other dogs politely if they approach her and ignores them
otherwise (though she has just started playing with my 2 dogs.)

You can see pictures of Hope and read more about her on her Petfinder
She is MUCH cuter than she looks in her pictures. Every time I
pointed a camera at her she got that serious, worried look.

This girl is really special and I appreciate any help in finding her
the perfect home.

Lori Barker
Avon Adoptions for Dogs
(currently fostering in Chapel Hill, NC)

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Re: Potential Therapy Dog
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2008, 12:19:50 pm »
Awwwe, she is totally adorable!
If i wasn't already at 4 (and she wasn't so far away) I would totally consider it.  I hope she finds a most wonderful home.