Quick Adoption Overview
1 year old
No children under 12 yrs
Suitable for mellow canine playmate
Fenced Yard Required
Located in Mississauga, ON
All About Darla
Adorable gal Darla is a sweet pup who is the first arrival of the New Year at Newf Friends.
Born on Jan 5, 2015 she is 1 year old and a typical pup full of energy and enthusiasm. An active girl, she is looking for a home where she will have lots of opportunities to get out and exercise her body and mind.
Darla knows some basic commands and is eager to learn. With a confident handler at her side who has the time to socialize and train her she will come along nicely. Her leash manners are a work in progress but she improves daily.
She came to us when her owner was not able to resolve certain problematic behaviours -- she was chasing horses and had become protective of the child in her home, refusing to let other dogs near her. We are looking for an adult only home for Darla.
In foster care she continues to chase animals, particularly cats, so she will need to join an adoptive family where her prey drive can be kept in check. Families who have cats or other small animals are not a match for Darla.
Darla is now enrolled in obedience classes and her foster mom is helping her to learn to interact calmly with other dogs. This retraining will be ongoing and her potential adopters should be willing to continue with her obedience work.
Here she is practicing heel, sit-stay and down-stay. Such a good girl!
Darla made fast friends with several of the dogs at her temporary foster home and quite enjoys playing. One-on-one she has a great time wrestling and goofing around with another well mannered playmate.
In a group of dogs she easily becomes overstimulated and has a hard time controlling herself -- the excitement of dogs playing, romping and horsing around is too much for her to handle and she will go after the other dogs. For this reason she is not suited to a home with several other dogs, or where she will be expected to go to a dog park. She would be fine in a home as the only dog, or with one other well socialized dog.
Watch her video below!
Health wise, this cute girl is a happy, spunky pup. She underwent spay surgery and had her cherry eye corrected in early February, and once healed she will be ready to join an adoptive home. She is current on her vaccines.
Darla is being fostered in west end of Toronto. Her approved adopters will be required to pick her up in person. An adoption donation of $500 applies.