• Fenced-in yard
• Another friendly and semi-confident dog
• No young children
• Positive reinforcement training
• Limited male (human) interaction
It’s the day you’ve been waiting for! Wendy is finally available for adoption!
Wendy is a sweet 1-2-year-old, 30ish lb rat terrier/hound mix who was rescued from a hoarding situation back in May 2020. She was kept outside for most of her life. Wendy was a super mommy to her litter of puppies who were rescued along with her and who adopted out through Releash Atlanta in May. Although Wendy had a rough start in life, she is a happy and optimistic girl who can’t wait to find her forever family.
Wendy loves all things toys. She is a toy enthusiast and loves to play. She loves squeaky toys and will come running at the sound, but she will kill any plush or stuffed toy (Every. Single. Time.) Her absolute favorite kind of toy is ones that are red and squeaky – she’s passionate! When you come home she will happily seek one out and bring it to you to show you. She loves to carry around squeaky balls and chase them in the backyard (good luck getting them back though)! She is highly food motivated and is a very smart girl.
Wendy knows sit and down and can stay on a mat for a short period of time. She is good about going potty outside in the back yard but is nervous about rain and might have an accident inside (or use a pee pad if provided) on stormy or cold days. She is crate trained and is fine to sleep in her crate, but also loves to snuggle up in the bed once she is comfortable with her people.
Wendy is a moderately energetic dog. She loves to run and play but is also happy to lay on the couch or nap in her bed on the floor. She is learning to walk on a leash but is still nervous when other people or dogs pass her. Her family will need to have a home with a securely fenced-in backyard for her to play in and explore. She will need to be securely harnessed (and preferably double-leashed) for walking. Wendy has an extremely strong prey drive. She wants to go after any squirrel or chipmunk she may see in the yard or on a walk. This is the primary reason for the secure harness - - once she sees a squirrel, she’s going after it. You’ll have to hold on tight!
Due to her background, Wendy is anxious around men and has a hard time ever fully warming up to them. She barks at strangers entering the home, loud noises, and sudden movements but will calm down in a bit.
Wendy is a very sweet and loving girl. She is affectionately known as “happy happy girl” in her foster home because she is always wagging her tail. She dances around and jumps when she gets excited. She will enthusiastically bring gifts to show you once she becomes comfortable. She’s nervous around most new scenarios and will need time to adjust to a new home environment. Her family will need to have enough patience to allow her to adjust and become comfortable in her new home. Once she does, she will become attached quickly and will be your friend for life.
Wendy is great with other dogs and will need another confident, friendly, and playful dog in her new home to show her the ropes and be a companion. She ignores cats that ignore her but will chase cats who hiss and run. Wendy has a very strong prey drive and would not do well with small rodent-type animals.
Wendy’s ideal family would be one that had another interactive and friendly dog, mostly women, and no small children. She has a special liking for older teenage girls and becomes attached to them quickly.
Yes, Wendy has some special requirements. She’s a very special girl. Does Wendy sound like the right dog for you? If so, apply today!