Update Dec 12, 2010: Anna has been adopted
Introducing Anna, a lovely black Newf who is looking for a loving family to call her own.
Anna is an affectionate and social girl who loves to get lots of hugs and kisses, belly rubs and butt scratches! She's looking for a special family that will be able to give her all of the love she deserves. This love bug is a big sweetie who loves to spend time with people.
This pretty girl is 2.5 years old, spayed and up-to-date with vaccines. She needs to drop some weight and is currently receiving lots of exercise in her foster home to help her to shed her extra pounds and improve her fitness. She loves to run and play and enjoys her walks, going swimming and getting out and having fun.
Through no fault of her own, Anna has been bounced around to a few homes in her short life - even spending several months living in a garage. She is looking for the stability and love of a permanent home, where she will be welcomed as a member of the family and get the care, structure and love that she craves.
Anna likes to get a lot of attention and affection so may not be suited to a home with several other dogs, but would be suited to a home with one other well socialized dog to play with, and a handler that understands how to run a multi-dog household. Anna is living with a male Newf in her foster home and gets along very well with him. She goes on play dates with a variety of dogs throughout the week and has done well meeting all sorts of new dogs. She enjoys these play sessions immensely!
There is still much work to do with Anna's dog-on-dog interactions, so care must be taken when introducing her to new dogs. When on-leash Anna will bark and pull to go see other dogs -- this behaviour is being addressed in her foster home, and will need continued work to correct. Anna also becomes very excited when there is too much stimulation, and has high prey drive, so her playtime must always be closely monitored.
She is best suited to living in a rural environment.
Anna came to Newf Friends because there were conflicts between her and one of the other dogs in her home. She was living in a multi-dog household including several adult dogs and puppies. She and one other dog, a mature, dominant female, had issues; she was fine with the other dogs in her last home though.
Her previous family report that she likes to chase, but is playful with cats. This has not been assessed in foster care as of this time.
Anna's ideal family will be active people who like to get out and spend time with their dog(s) giving her lots of opportunities for exercise to keep her mentally and physically healthy. Owners who are confident and have previous large breed experience are best for Anna. She knows basic commands, but would benefit from the social aspect of obedience classes and other group activities.Anna will require a very confident handler who is skilled in dog interactions and is willing to put in the time to work on helping Anna improve her behaviour with other dogs.
To be considered for adopting Anna please complete an application found on the left. A fenced yard is required. An reduced adoption donation of $400 applies as Anna will need some ongoing work on her behaviour.