Hi! I'm Fig!

  • Fig
  • Mixed breed
  • 2 years old
  • Female

Weight (approx): 50 lbs

Energy: medium

Children:  not recommended due to fear

Dogs: Yes (gentle/playful ones) 

Cats: Unknown but likely good

About Me: Hi! I'm Fig and you may have been following me on social media (I've become quite popular with my Facebook and IG posts on Fridays. You know #FigFriday!). As you may know, I'm kind of a scaredy-dog. See, I was never in a home before hart rescued me so eveythings was new and scary. Although I've come a long way since I first came into hart's care, I may always be too scared to do a lot of things. I really like to play with toys and run around in my foster parent's yard, but it took me a long time to feel comfortable enough to do that. I am getting braver though!  I recently started going for walks on a leash!  I don't know what I was so scared of?  It's a lot of fun!! It's important that my furever family is able to give me enough exercise like running and playing in a securely fenced yard, along with my walks! Kids seem nice but they're so scary too. I don't think I would like to live with them...they make me jumpy! Dogs are cool though. I especially love puppies (who doesn't, right?), but dogs that are all up in my face aren't fun for me. If you have a playful yet gentle dog for me to play with, I would like that. I'm not sure about cats but I think I might be alright with them. They don't seem too scary.  

My family will need to understand that it might take me quite a while to warm up to you, so I will need someone who is gentle and patient with me and will continue with my positive training that I'm getting in my foster home. Slow and steady is my motto! Once I'm comfortable with you, I'll be your best friend. What do you say? Do you want to meet me?

Behavior Notes:  Fig was a very shut down and fearful dog when she first came into care, but has come a long way since and is now cautiously curious of new people. It will likely always take her a little while to warm up to new people, and a quiet home without a lot of traffic would be best for her. She does seem to warm up to women quicker than men. A home with a well socialised and friendly dog would probably help her adjust and be a good role model for her. She is currently on anti-anxiety meds to help reduce her fear, and we are seeing results.

Health Notes:  Fig came to hart as a transfer from a shelter partner because she wasn't doing well in the shelter environment.  Fig is a very nervous dog and is on a calming medication called Clomicalm.  Fig is up to date with DACPP, Bordatella, Rabies and is spayed and microchipped.

Think you have found your furever friend?