Hi! I'm Adira

  • Adira
  • Mixed Breed
  • 3 years old
  • Female

Weight (approx): 60 lbs

Energy: Medium

Children: Older 

Dogs:  I can be dog reactive and would do best as the only dog in the home. 

Cats: Unknown

Health Notes:    Adira came to hart's from our target community after she had suffered neck lacerations from being chained up. She had some broken teeth that were removed as well as a benign mass that was removed from her mammary gland. Additionally, she had some complications from her spay, which is more common for mature dogs that have just finished their heat cycle, and was treated for the resulting infection. Adira was in a bad shape, but with medical treatment and support from her foster parents, she has made a full recovery and is ready for adoption. She is currently on anti-anxiety medication. Adira is is up to date with DACPP, Bordatella, Rabies and is spayed and microchipped.

Behaviour Notes:   Adria is a sweet girl who is struggling with separation anxiety. While crate training is a work in progress, she is good in it for up to 5 minutes. She does pull on leash, so a front clip harness can help her out a lot. We have seen no leash reactivity with her at all, but she does stare at a dog who is walking by intently. She will snort and bark at a dog who barks or reacts to her first. The key is to keep her moving and distract her. She does submissive pee and mark territory, house training is a work in progress as she gives very subtle signs when she has to go. When she first came into care, Adira struggled with nipping when overexcited and boundaries. She has learned on/off, so she must be invited up on the couch, and told off to get off the furniture when she is getting to excited. She loves to cuddle! She was also being taught impulse control, and this has helped with these behaviors immensely. She has also learned: Shake a paw, Spin, Sit, Down, and recall. She is not a flight risk when she is with peopel she trusts. But rabbits do get her attention and she will chase, as she does have prey drive. She is good with older children, who can respect her space.

Ideal Home: Adira is not suited to apartment living. She would love to live in a quiet home with no other pets and older children 14+ who can leave a dog alone. A home who can keep crate training and muzzle training going. She needs a dedicated home who can commit to keeping her training going, and understands that her anxiety meds may have to be for the rest of her life. Due to the fact that she is struggling with separation anxiety she will do best in a home where at least one person is home the majority of the time. 

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