Weight: 45 pounds (a little overweight)
Age: 1 year
Breed: Potcake (mixed breed)
Colour: Orange/Brown & White
Neck size (for collar): 15 inches
Chest circumference (for harness): 28 inches
Height (from top of head): 25 inches tall
Length (from nose to base of tail): 39 inches long
Crate size recommended: Medium to Large (Currently using an XL crate)
Good with women: Yes
Good with men: Once she has warmed up
Good with kids: Maybe. Tested with kids 7 to 15 years old and was fine, some minor issues with the boy.
Good with other dogs: Good with my dog, will need time to warm up to other dogs
Good with cats: Not tested
House trained: No
Crate trained: Yes
Energy level: Low to Medium
Can be handled/touched: Only if she knows you, sometimes runs away from me
Barker: Yes, when she hears or sees others outside through the window or if my dog starts to bark she will too
Flight risk: Not really, but she has to know you and be comfortable with you first
Food aggressive: No
Current food: Purina Lamb
Walks on leash: Does not pull, will randomly run and jolt and try to get a squirrel or bird. Will catch you by surprise.
Leash reactive to people or dogs: Barks when she sees other people and dogs but mostly scared of them
Rides well in car: Yes, loves car rides. Likes to get up close and personal to the driver. A net to cover may be required.
Destructive: No, sleeps or plays with her toys.
Needs a home with a yard: Not necessarily
Needs a home with another dog: Prefers to be the only dog, but with proper introduction she will be happy with a sibling
Can live in an apartment: Yes
Foster comments: She’s very sweet and affectionate. However, she is scared of a lot of things in general – any loud noise, humans and dogs. Although, with my dog we are doing slow introduction with them but Yellow doesn’t seem to like my dog. I would say she would be best as the only dog. Not sure if it’s a jealously thing because generally it is when my dog comes for a kiss. They have made progress together and we do get them to hang out a lot more then the first two days. She’s not a big runner, I tried to get her to jog with me but she gets tired easily.
She doesn’t pull on the leash but I think it’s because she’s scared and wants to be close specially when a car drives by on our walks
I do have a feeling that she was someone’s dog in the past and became a stray.
I would say at the moment, she is pretty low energy but has the potential to gain it back and be medium. She gets excited a lot and is opening up slowly. Overall though, she is a good dog and just needs some time to open up and adjust