July 9, 2014: I was adopted!
Are you looking for a lovable Newf to curl up on the couch and cuddle with you? Thelma is your girl! This sweet landseer is friendly and affectionate, loves belly rubs, chin tickles, ear scratches and all the affection she can soak up.
Thelma is under assessment in foster care and is doing well so far. She is a quiet, sensitive girl who is a little on the shy side when meeting new people but warms up quickly and becomes fast friends with anyone who is willing to give her some snuggles.
She has nice house manners and is easy going, follows direction well. She knows basic commands like sit and is a gentle girl with a lovely temperament.
She fancies herself a bit of a Diva and it's clear that she is used to getting a lot of attention and being pampered, without too many rules in place. What a princess! She is the kind of girl who would probably have an inexperienced owner wrapped around her paw in no time. Her gorgeous eyes and gentle little kisses are pretty irresistible and she seems quite confident in her ability to use those traits to get what she wants. Ha, ha! She is learning the routine and rules in her foster home and finding her place within the pack. With an owner who won't let her walk over them, she will be a fabulous companion.
She did well meeting the 5 other dogs in her foster home and is settling in. She could join a family with another well socialized large breed dog. She has shown subtle indicators of a bit of possessiveness when another dog comes near her bed but responds immediately to redirection. This is not uncommon when a foster (especially a Diva!) is put into a new environment with several other dogs. Her foster family will be working through this with her. She is not guarding food or toys so that's terrific, she waits nicely with the other dogs for meals and is easy to manage.
Here she is hanging out with some dogs at her foster home (her daughter Louise was visiting that day too!)
So far Thelma has shown no interest in playing or socializing with the other dogs and she would be totally fine going to a home where she was the only pet and all of the attention could be on her. She is far more interested in people than in dogs!
Thelma was born September 24, 2007 and is in good health. She weighs just over 100 lbs,has now been spayed and brought up to date on vaccines and is ready to find a loving home.
She is being fostered in the Mississauga, ON area and her approved adopters will be required to pick her up in person. An adoption donation of $500 applies.