Hi! I’m Pink and if you like to snuggle, I’d love to meet you! I am a very special girl looking for that very special family. I am quite a happy baby, despite all that I went through. I am deaf and I was surrendered to LBR by a family that did not have time/did not want to make time for me. I was crated for the better part of my life, literally growing up in a crate not big enough for me to stand upright in. I never even went for a walk! That limited socialization at the most important time of my life led me to become skittish of strangers. My foster parents started working with me since day one, and I have come a long, long way since then.
It used to be impossible to go for a quiet walk with me, but it’s all fun and games now! If I do get distracted, I am easily redirected with a tap on my back and a treat or two. Treats are very motivating! I have successfully completed two adult dog obedience training classes and am also CGC (Canine Good Citizen) certified. I am very clever and have learned several hand-signs in record time. I know SIT, STAY, LIE DOWN, COME, IN YOUR CRATE, OUT OF THE KITCHEN, NO, LEAVE IT, OFF, DROP IT and more. I even rang the poochy bells at Uncle Jeff’s house (when he was puppy-sitting me) without anyone ever having shown me how to!
I am a snuggle bug and love to snuggle with the folks when they’re watching TV. I like to be as close to my people as I can possibly be and follow foster Mom everywhere she goes. I’m not much of a jumper but I am known to climb into laps and on shoulders of people who I know are comfortable with me.
I love playing with socks! Especially if they’re rolled up like a ball… could I please have some to play with when you take me home with you?
I love to lay outside on a sunny day, but not without my sunscreen! I also love to ride in the car! I am a fantastic passenger who you’ll never have to worry about being well behaved. I never bark at anyone, nor do I whine. I simply watch the world go by through the window or just curl up and sleep.
And, although I prefer a slower pace, I make an awesome running partner! I never pull or veer, I am always right beside my foster Mom.
I am the first to wake up every morning. I then proceed to wake foster Mom up by licking her face or by making dolphin/baby seal-like sounds. I wait patiently in my crate at mealtimes where I am fed twice a day. The rest of the day, I play with my foster sister, Danica, chew on a bone or sleep at the window or at Mom’s feet, wherever I can still see and/or smell her.
I don’t mind my crate as long as I’m given a kong toy stuffed with goodies and/or with my foster sister, Danica crated beside me. I am never crated at night and sleep on the dog bed beside my folks… till about 5am when I jump into bed with them and crawl under the blanket to sleep at/on their feet.
I’m getting better and better every day at meeting strangers. It helps if the stranger has a very friendly dog or if my foster sister, Danica seems to be okay with them. I am always happy to meet new dogs off leash and am their best friend in minutes. I get along with most dogs but need to be supervised around ones that are bossy and “in your face”. I love little dogs but I forget how strong I am compared to them, so sometimes I play too rough for their size. I don't mean to, but I forget.
I’d very much like a constant doggy companion in my new home. I depend on my foster sister, Danica’s guidance in just about everything.
I have a blood disorder called Thrombocytopenia. It means my platelet count is below normal and I need to take medicine for it. It is very likely that I will have to continue my medication for the rest of my life. No one knows why this happened to me, but I am a healthy gal otherwise and enjoy each day to the fullest! I need to have my blood-work done every three months, which costs about $45.00 and, depending on the results and how much of it I need, the medication costs between $10-15.00 a month.
Here’s what my foster Mom has to say about me: We believe that Pink is well worth any extra effort. She is a clown and makes us laugh all the time. She is the sunshine that brightens our day. She is a joy to have around and we will miss her terribly once she goes home. We know she will make someone a wonderful companion… and we hope that, that someone is you.