|Profile Information/tell us more about this pet
||Gravy is the “sports model” of a labrador (mix?). She is a compact, high-energy machine-but has an “off switch”. She is ready to go when you are! This girl is extremely smart and needs to engage her brain in activities, but is very workable and trainable and wants to please. Her previous life was neither glamorous nor very stable. She was not treated well and overall her health was neglected. We are working to get things back on track but still doing some trial and error to see if some skin issues are from negligence or food/environmental allergies. Overall though, she is doing really well!
She is absolutely excellent in the house: polite, and doesn’t destroy anything even when alone, though she is kennel trained and very well house trained. On leash, she has shown reactivity to people, mainly men and dogs. She can be extremely shy or fearful around men until she knows they are not a threat and have treats and kind attention to give. On the acreage, she does well with other dogs, with no aggression at all, but can be a little intense upon first meeting. She does want to play. She has a low pretty drive and is very food motivated. She would rather care to know what’s in the bowl for the chickens than the chickens themselves. Was introduced to a cat and decided that hissing things are not worth the confrontation and decided to leave that conversation.Gravy has likely lived with children in the past but she does jump and can be a little mouthy when excited, so would be better suited to durable kids who might be a bit older. She has shown no resource-guarding issues of any kind (human/dog/animal) and overall has a very sweet, kind temperament. She has been starved for attention so she would like to be your full-time side-kick when you’re ready for adventures, but she can share the spotlight with another compatible dog. She would love an active family who has a yard, can work a bit more on her leash skills and reactivity, and show her the world. She likely hasn’t ever really been anywhere or done anything. She would do well with a proactive and assertive owner.
Bonus: Gravy knows tricks! Rollover, sit pretty, shake a paw, sit and down. Oh and she has a weird affinity for the bathtub…she just gets in.ADOPTION FEE $495
|Pets location (City)
||approx 3 years
||Enjoys playing with toys
Moderately Active-Requires a good daily walk
High Energy-Requires long walks, dedicated to regular activity
Easily Settles, relaxes
||A little shy but warms up when you’re nice
|How does this animal behave around men?
||A little bit shy/scared of men
Possibly abused by a man in the past
|How does this animal behave around women?
|How does this animal behave around children? Check all that apply:
||Too energetic or rough for young children
Very gentle with children
Recommended for kids 10+
|How does this animal behave around dogs? Check all that apply:
||Yes, has lived with dogs
Very social with other dogs
|This animal has been introduced to: Check all that apply:
||Birds (Domestic Farm)-Did great
Low prey drive
Suited for farm/acreage
|How does this animal behave around strange dogs or other animals? Check all that apply: Check all that aply
||Runs up to them to play
Prefers to observe first and will join in when comfortable
|DOGS: How does this dog behave around OTHER DOGS and high value food, treats or toys? Check all that apply:
||Lets the other dog take it.
Posture is relaxed, no muscles tensed.
Seems very carefree and unconcerned about holding onto food or toys when other dogs are around.
|DOGS: How does this dog behave around HUMANS and high value food, treats or toys? Check all that apply:
||Lets you take it.
Posture is relaxed, no muscles tensed.
Seems very carefree and unconcerned about holding onto food or toys.
Working on patience/manners with food
|How does this animal behave around cats?
||Respectful with cats
Has not lived with cats
||Puzzle bowl/food dispensing toy recommended
Exploring possible food allergies, currently on a restricted diet and doing well
||Already wearing a collar and used to it
Learning about walks and loving it
Pulls strong on leash
Pulls a little on leash
Working on developing better skills on leash
Seems very well leash trained, walks nicely on leash.
Reactive to other dogs on leash
Reactive to people on leash
|Being left alone?
||Does OK loose
Used to being left alone all day
Crate trained but does not need to be crated
||Solidly housebroken, will bark or pace or scratch door to go outside
Can hold it overnight
||Needs a fence 6 feet high
||Loves the car. Has only ridden in the car in a crate and was happy to tag along. Quiet for the entire ride
||Squirmy wormy at times but was good to trim with a little patience and food distraction
|Any additional comments regarding temperament that haven’t been covered by the questions above?
||Gravy needs help with introductions to men. Just needs a few minutes to warm up and learn they are nothing to be scared of. With more introductions this should improve, and so should her leash reactivity as she gets used to seeing more people, places, and things.