Lily is available for adoption
Sponsored by Susan M, in celebration of the happy dogs in my life; Lennon, Ellie, Luna, Mika and Millie.
Meet Lily! Affectionate, curious and learns very quickly. Lily’s prior life was that of a breeding dog, so she is limited in her life experience but truly fond of people, belly rubs and time outdoors!
Lily has made incredible progress in a very short time as she was unfamiliar with living in a home. Has become well mannered, knows which toys are hers to toss and play with and is happy to relax on her blanket on the floor or on the couch. Lily loves to play games, figure out puzzles and be challenged with training exercises. She’s a happy, playful little sweetheart looking for the right family.
Lily is house trained when there is a consistent routine of breaks. She hasn’t yet figured out how to tell humans it’s time to go out, but she does give off signals to pick up as you get to know her.
Lily loves a walk and is doing very well on a leash with a front clip harness. She loves to sniff and watch the sights and sounds outdoors. She is curious yet cautious when meeting new people on walks. Passersby with the patience to wait for her are rewarded with little kisses and sniffs. Lily is typically quiet but can get excited when another dog shows interest and comes too close. We typically just keep her moving and stay at a distance that will allow Lily to be calm. When returning from a walk she knows to wait for her feet to be wiped since she’ll be rewarded with a treat. Although her foster family are exposing Lily to new places, people and sounds she can startle and shy away from loud noises and fast-moving objects, this can sometimes be challenging on a walk and will require some patience to help move her along. Her new family will need to continue to help Lily understand how the world works and become more confident.
Lily can be a little pushy and demanding with her humans. She is learning very quickly which behaviours result in the desired outcome. You can see her thinking when she barks for food and it doesn’t result in food, she then steps back, sits and waits because it gets better results. Lily will need a home that can offer structure and clear direction/expectations to continue her training progress.
Lily is crate comfortable during the day. She waits quietly while her humans are out of the house. She tends to be vocal when crated at night but is well behaved when left out of the crate at night in a dog proofed area.
Lily will need a home with patient, dog savvy human(s), pet free and child free. A family willing to take it slow and continue her training through clear direction/expectations and positive reinforcement. Although Lily would enjoy a fully fenced yard to run around in, she could manage with daily walks and play time. Due to Lily’s tendency to bark, she’d be best suited to a detached home where she won’t disturb tenants or neighbours.
For more information on Lily, please contact Lisa at email@example.com
** Adoptions in the province of Ontario only