Willow a is 15 months old (approx. DOB 4-7-20), female, 32 lbs., vetted, is or will be spayed, and micro-chipped. Willow is incredibly scared puppy; she will do best in a home with experience, another dog, and a secure fenced yard would be ideal!
Willow is a sweet, playful, fun-loving girl. She arrived in VT very frightened but has come out of her shell so much since her arrival. She is small but mighty! She loves to run, roll in the grass, chase moths and play.
She has been high energy on walks (wants to run) and could use work on her leash manners but she mellows at home and sleeps quietly all night.Her favorites toys are her Kong, tug of war toys and anything stuffed that she can rip apart (dogs love to chew up stuffies).
She loves other dogs and has followed her foster 4 legged siblings lead throughout her time in foster. She has been very good natured with all dogs she’s met. She can be a bit hesitant if faced with a very big and high energy dog that comes on strong but will warm up quickly. She loves to wrestle with other dogs, chase or be chased and follow other dogs around.
She is interested in new people but is still hesitant when encountering strangers (part of this may be due to the fact that her 4 legged foster sister is very fearful of new people). Outside on a walk she is fine passing people/cars/bikes/other dogs (other than wanting to say hi to every dog she sees). At her foster home she has done fine with people visiting and coming and going but prefers to initiate going up to them to sniff and say hi. She does not like being approached suddenly or forcefully.
She is great in her crate and makes no noise. She’ll go in on the command “crate”. When free in the house she hardly barks. She rides really well in the car and will settle in the passenger seat with her head on the console.
She would be great with another dog but probably not cats.
Willow really has been a great girl and has come so far. She is very smart and has so much more potential. Based on what we’ve seen here we feel her best home would be one with another dog, older children, and humans that can continue to provide her with regular exercise and playtime as well as to continue to work with her. We’re confident she will be an amazing fit for the right family. It has been great to watch her evolve into a more confident, happy dog who flashes her smile on a regular basis.
If you are interested in adopting Willow please fill out an Application.
Please note Fosters have 1st option of Adoption.