Positive for heartworms?: 
Extraordinary Golden Fund recipient?: 

GRR number: 15-144

Type of Surrender: Forest Creek Animal Hospital

Age: 12 weeks

Weight: 18 pounds

Personality: So far the most common comment about Snickers from her foster family is “typical puppy.” As far as housebreaking, being that “typical puppy,” she has had a couple of accidents, but these things happen – especially after a big play session – gotta pee and gotta pee NOW! When she first goes in her crate at night, she pitches a little bit of fit, but then drops off to sleep and sleeps soundly through the night (which may be not so typically puppy)! Foster dad has fixed Snickers up with a puppy condo in his office, and she is happy to play and sleep in there until it is time to go play “with the big dogs!” When she is crated to be left alone, she settles right down. So far, the longest she’s been left alone is 2 hours.

As far as interacting with those big dogs, the term “typical puppy” comes up again. Jumping and crawling over the top of them is her thing and she learned quickly that a growl means “cut it out, kid!” While her little puppy attention span is still too short to learn much about retrieving, she is imitating one of her new foster siblings, Jazz, when Jazz chases the Frisbee. It goes like this: Chase the Frisbee, chase Jazz then chase a leaf passing by.

Inside the house there are more of those typical puppy moments of high energy when she flies around, grabbing anything that is grabbable, including another dog’s tail (which, by the way, has caused Snickers to learn that there are teeth on the other end of that tail!) But these crazy play sessions are usually followed by a nice long nap.

Here are a few more things we are starting to learn about this “typical puppy.”

  1. Behavior with Kids – Not much exposure yet, but she loves everybody.
  2. Jumping – Of course. You know, typical puppy. But she is learning not to.
  3. Taking a Treat – Gently and waits her turn.
  4. Cats – No exposure.
  5. Car – Good
  6. Leash – Doesn’t fight it but hasn’t been for an official “walk” yet.
  7. Eating – One of her favorite things! She’s not puppy protective.
  8. Thunderstorms – No storms, no data! She did panic some when the rest of the four-legged household began their coyote chorus. Little Snickers ran to mama!

All-in-all, Snickers is a delightful puppy, smart and cute as a bug.

Ideal home: Snickers needs to be in a home that truly understands they are getting a puppy – and all that that entails! A home with another dog to shoulder some of the burden of bringing up a puppy would be helpful.

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