Hi! My name is Anna

  • Anna
  • Mixed breed
  • 3 years old
  • Female

Weight (approx): 61 lbs

Energy: Medium

Children: No

Dogs: Good

Cats: Good

About Me:  Hi there! I'm Anna. As you can see, I'm a beautiful and striking dog. But there's more to me than just my looks - my journey to get to hart was a hard one. I was one of the dogs that was rescued from the Milk River hoarding situation and while I was in better shape physically than a lot of the other dogs there with me, I still have some quirks that require some patience and understanding. I'm a very smart, well-trained girl, but I am shy and will take a while to warm up to you. I find children scary and need to go to a home with only adults, but adults can be scary too!  The male species is scary to me so I'd prefer to have a female human who can comfort me as well.  I haven't always gotten along with other dogs in the past but I think I'd really like another doggy brother or sister to live with so I'm excited to start meeting people with resident doggies to see if we get along!  I am very calm in the house and absolutely love hanging out in the backyard, so a home with a fenced yard is a must for me. I am completely house-trained and sleep in my crate at night (although I'd rather not be in the crate if no one's home).  I don't want to be at home by myself for too long during the day...I get scared and bored.   I am very energetic outside, so would do best in a home where I get lots of outdoor exercise - nothing makes me more excited than seeing my foster family come to me with a long leash to go for a walk! Maybe you like to hike and want to take me with you?

My foster family says that I am such a smart girl and have so many cute behaviours - they say I'm very loveable.  Wanna know what I can do?  I can sit, lay down, shake a paw, when my foster mom points to something and says, "go", I know to go there, I know to go upstairs and downstairs when I hear the words, AND when I hear "bedtime", I run straight to the bedroom cause I know it's time to rest!  I'm hoping it means I'm very adoptable! Am I the girl for you?

Behavior Notes: Anna is a timid girl until she learns to trust. She is better with women than men, though she has made progress and is getting better. She is very uncomfortable around children and will retreat and hide. When meeting dogs on a walk she will greet, sniff and keep walking. She is not particularly interested in cats or rabbits. Anna is crate trained, knows "sit" and is still working on her basic commands like "down" and "come". Previously, she has shown extreme separation anxiety causing damage to the home so a strong crate is recommended for her, but recently has gotten better with this behavior. In a previous foster home, she had altercations with the female dog in the residence, so it is advised that proper introductions are made with another confident dog in the home to ensure compatability. Anna should not go to a home with children. Anna is a "flight risk" meaning that if not leashed she will run off. Anna has scaled 6 foot fences in the past so it's very important that she has a secure outdoor area, and is supervised at all times.

Health Notes:  Anna came to hart from the Milk River dog hoarding situation in 2015.  Compared to the condition of some of the other dogs, Anna was in relatively good shape.  Thin, matted, dirty and uncertain, with regular and nutritious food, she gained healthy weight.  When returned to hart, Anna was given a head-to-toe physical assessment and was found to be in great health.

Anna is up to date with DACPP, Bordatella, Rabies and is spayed and microchipped. 

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