Hi! I'm Ducky!

  • Ducky
  • Mixed breed
  • 8 months old
  • Female



Weight (approx): 42 lbs

Energy: High

Children: Good

Dogs: Good

Cats: No

About Me: Hey there I'm Ducky, what's quacking?! I am a happy energetic girl who loves to be around my people! I could play tag and fetch and run and play all day! I love working for my treats and could learn all kinds of new tricks and commands, but I still love to snuggle up to my humans and cuddle when I'm tired. At night time I like to sleep in my kennel, but I get anxious when I'm not near my humans. Although I must tell you, I've got a deep, "duck" secret. I love to sneak out in the middle of the night and snuggle up to a human in their warm, cozy bed. Also, If you're in a "fowl" mood and feeling down, I will snuggle up to you so you can feel better. In fact my foster momma says that I would make a good therapy dog, and that sounds great to me! So look no "feather" for your perfect dog and take me under your "wing". Let's find out if your family fits the "bill"!

Health Notes:  Ducky got her name from being covered with an oil-like substance upon rescue. Because hart had no foster space available at the time of Ducky's rescue, Ducky was originally placed with our partner the Edmonton Humane Society. Unfortunately, Ducky was having issues with her paws and was transferred to hart for further examination, diagnosis and treatment. The working diagnosis for Ducky is Symmetric Lupoid Onychodystrophy (SLO). SLO is an uncommon, immune-mediated condition that affects Ducky's nails and paws.  Typically, dogs with SLO will lick their nails, likely from discomfort, their claws will elevate from the nail bed and they will lose their nails. When the nails grow back they are often misshapen, dry and brittle. This is exactly what was going on with Ducky. SLO is considered a type of lupus and cannot be passed along to other animals or humans. While there is no cure, there are treatment and management options available. Ducky's adoptive parents will need to appreciate that treatment for Ducky's SLO is very safe, but likely will be a lifelong therapy. Ducky is up to date with DACPP, Bordatella, Rabies is spayed and microchipped. 

Behavior Notes:  Ducky is a very high energy, spirited girl. She needs a stable home, that is calm and wanting to work with her. She loves to work, and is very food motivated. She places scent games as she has a high prey drive and loves to hunt. With her prey drive no small animals are recommended especially birds. Ducky is crate trained, but does not like her crate at all. She does have destructive tendencies so it is recommended for her, though. She is still a puppy, so there is a chance as she matures those tendencies may disappear. She has separation anxiety with her foster mom, so we are working on changing that behavior. Ducky does go to doggy daycare to help socialize her, and she loves it! We are working with Ducky on getting used to cats, but it is not going very well at this time, so right now cats are not recommended. Ducky also shows protective behaviors with foster mom and we are also working on this. Ducky is a also learning leash skills and house training is also still in progress but she's improving every day.



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