Fiona is a “7” year old chi mix who weighs roughly 10 lbs. This sweet girl is medium energy and is very shy at first and does take some time to warm up and become comfortable. She is going to need a home that has patience and will help her boost her confidence with lots of positive reinforcement.
Fiona loves females and is fairly quick at opening up to them but has some trust issues with males that we have been working on. She is still fairly skeptical about males at first and takes a little while to get the nerves up to go close to them. But once she overcomes them she gets up on the couch and sits with them and loves attention. She has been socialized with both big and little dogs and we have had no problems. Fiona has also encountered a cat and ignored it, which we thought was great! A home with another dog in it is best suited for Fiona as it will help her with her shyness and confidence.
Fiona’s fosters have been working with her and children, and did have Fiona around their 4 year old nephew a few times and noticed that she barks every time because of her shy nature, a home with older children who are better able to understand her is more suitable for her. Fiona doesn’t like her kennel one bit, as much as her amazing fosters have been working with her on it. She has been able to spend the night on the couch and not have a single accident though. Overall we would say she is house broken but her fosters have noticed when she gets very nervous or overly excited that she pees a little bit.
Fiona is great on leash and also food motivated which helps with training. She does know her basic commands but they need some fine tuning. As with all of our dogs she is spayed and up to date on her shots. If you think you may be the perfect forever home that this little princess is looking for, please get in touch!