Hi! I'm Talia!

  • Talia
  • Mixed breed
  • 6 months
  • Female

Weight (approx): 33 lbs

Energy: Low

Children: Yes

Dogs: Yes

Cats: Yes

About Me: One moment please, just need to wipe my paws quick! Oh, you've never seen a dog wipe their OWN paws after coming in from outside? Well, that's just the start of the joy to come your way when you meet me. At least, once I have some time to trust you. Hi! I'm Talia. My foster family has taught me so many things, like playing nice with other dogs and animals, coming back at the dog park, and I understand commands to do my -*ahem*- business, outside. I'm not a big fan of the car and I need some time to get used to a new home and new person, so please talk softly to me and be patient with me. I only need one walk each day, so I'm pretty easy going that way. One last thing! Once I know you're going to be my furever person, I loooove cuddling on the couch at night with you! Pleeeease let me on the couch!

Health Notes: Talia came from our target community with her littermates and mom. Instead of being a rolly-polly puppy, Talia was a little thin. While in care, her puppy teeth have been replaced by her big girl teeth and she is ready for her furever family. Talia is up to date with DACPP, Bordatella, Rabies and is spayed and microchipped.

Behavior Notes: Talia is a low-energy but fearful puppy who needs time to get used to her home and people. She currently lives with dogs, cats, kids and a rabbit and is doing very well. She does take a few weeks to get used to her home, then she does come out of her shell, and starts acting like a normal puppy. She is displaying typical puppy behaviors, and house training is getting better, but she doesn't show signals when she has to go out, so hourly trips outside are recommended until she can learn to give signals when she has to go. She is good on leash though she does freeze when she's unsure. Sudden movements, loud noises and humans walking straight up to her is scary. The key with her is low, quiet voices and getting down to her level and that helps her out a lot to start to learn trust. Currently she is good with one walk a day. She gets excited when she sees "her people", toys and food but calms down quickly. She is good with dogs, but dogs who are overbearing are scary to her. She is shy with strangers and in new situations she will freeze. She is crate trained. Talia is destructive with shoes, socks and stuffed animals, but not destructive with items like furniture, baseboards, etc. Talia would be great in a home who can work with her fearfulness, and in a home with kids who are good with dogs. A dog would be great for her so she can continue to learn what is safe and what isn't. She would be a great addition to any home.


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