Hi! I'm Misty!

  • Misty
  • Mixed breed
  • 4 years old
  • Female

Weight (approx): 50 lbs

Energy:  Medium

Children:    Good

Dogs: Selective

Cats:   Good

About Me:   Hi there, nice to meet you, my name is Misty! I am a loyal dog looking for a loving family. Right now, I am living with my foster parents and some 'siblings' - two cats! It took me about a week to make friends, and now they finally want to hang out in the same room as me. There is also a little person here too and we spend a lot of time together. I like to watch her read, play video games, and nap. I also love to go for walks and spend time in the back yard with my family. If I miss too many days in a row, my rear legs can get a little stiff and I miss all the smells outside. Another perk about me is that I'm really smart. I'll let you know when I have to go do my business outside and I am proud to say that I have never had an accident in the house (I can't say the same for those cat siblings of mine!). My foster parents say I'm good with a "leash" and remember all the things my foster mom taught me…like sit, stay, and shake paws. I must say I have very good manners…. better than a lot of the other dogs I see outside. Sometimes other dogs bark at me when I'm out on a walk, but it doesn't bother me too much. I just keep to myself and don't "bat an eye" (as my foster mom says). Squirrels, however, can be another story. But generally, I am not very loud at all.

I am really looking forward to finding a family to love furever

Behavior Notes:  Misty is a dog who needs love, positive reinforcement, and consistency in her training and daily routine. She loves exploring in the backyard, her mobility has improved greatly, so she's a bit more active then she used to be. She enjoys kids, but prefers older children as she doesn't really have the energy to keep up with the younger ones. She is getting better with cats now, though slow and proper introductions should be done. Her prey drive is more directed towards insects than anything else. She is a bit of a flight risk - she won't jump a fence, but if a door is left unlatched or a gate is left open she will take the opportunity to go. She's not good with dogs on walks, she does have dog selectivity, but it is believed that she can live with another dog, provided they are well-balanced, and slow and proper introductions are made to ensure they will get along. Though she would do best in a no dog home. Misty is a smart girl, her recall is extremely good, she is fully house trained but she doesn't make a sound when she has to go outside but she does have signals. She is crate trained, but great loose in a house. She is a little nervous around the food dish, so likes to eat privately, she does resource guard food around other dogs.

Health Notes: Misty came into hart's care with an obvious back end injury and was emaciated. Upon examination it was found that she had a broken hip and a bad knee on one side and an injured knee on the other side. A femoral head ostectomy (FHO) which is a procedure that removes the head and neck from the femur was conducted on Misty. Unlike other hip surgeries, the head of the femur is not replaced, but is allowed to heal and develop its own fibrous scar tissue so that the joint is no longer bone-to-bone. Misty initially experienced some stiffness and a paw drag, but has now gained strength and stability. Misty's adoptive parents need to always be vigilant about her weight as dogs who have undergone FHO surgery are required to maintain a lower weight throughout their lives to compensate for the loss of skeletal integrity. Unfortunately, Misty's first adoption did not work out and she came back to hart slightly overweight. Misty's foster parents are working with her to lose the extra weight on an activity program. Misty is up to date on her DACPP, Bordatella, Rabies and is spayed and microchipped.

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