Please read our dog bios carefully to be sure that the dog you are applying for suits your family and lifestyle. At Pound Dog Rescue, we believe in the benefits of post-adoption training for our dogs and their families. This allows for continued socialization, and learning and helps to create a well-mannered and balanced dog. Post-adoption training is a requirement in our adoption process.
Everyone meet sweet Etta. Etta is a Pointer and Mastiff (Argentinian Dogo)cross. Etta is about a year old and weighs between 60-70 pounds. Etta will likely not get much bigger but may fill out a bit more. Etta is an absolutely beautiful dog. She is a white dog with gorgeous brown spots and markings all over her body. Etta has short, very soft fur but definitely sheds. Etta has beautiful golden eyes and has mastered the puppy eye look that melts your heart. Etta is truly a sweetheart. She loves love.
Etta loves her people and loves to snuggle with them. Etta is still a puppy and very much has puppy energy that needs to burned off every day. She is full of silly puppy behaviour and will have you laughing everyday with her silliness. Etta came into foster from a shelter where she was for many months. Unfortunately while in the shelter it was discovered that Etta had Giardia worm. She came to foster care to get out of a kennel situation and get her worms gone once and for all. She has been treated for this and no longer has symptoms of this parasite. Etta is a very healthy puppy with a big appetite and now that she is eating quality food she is thriving. Etta will need an active family as she has lots of energy.
Etta would do best in a detached home with a secure, fully fenced in yard. Etta loves to run and needs an area to get that energy out. Etta is very vocal when she has decided she is done being in her crate. Etta settles in her crate well but does not like to be left in there for very long and make that very known. Etta is still very much puppy. Etta has lots of puppy energy and will need someone who is willing to continue to work with her on her socialization and training. Etta has been doing well with her socialization while with her foster family and her confidence continues to grow. Etta has been working on her basic obedience skills and is lots of fun to work with and is a fast learner. Etta will still need training classes and more than one level will be very beneficial to her. Because of her breed mix, intelligence and full grown strength we are looking for a family for her that will commit to advanced obedience classes so Etta can be her very best dog.
Etta’s confidence has been growing while with her foster family and it continues to grow everyday. Etta came to us very afraid of meeting new people and now when we are on our walks she is still very cautious of new people but she is excited and will very often go up to them very quickly and then turn around with her bum wiggling because she is so proud of herself that she got that close to the new person. Etta loves her hikes in the forest and has recently learned to walk along the big logs that have fallen and the big rock boulders she encounters. Etta walks along them and then jumps off with the biggest smile and bum wiggle. Etta is very curious of other animals while on our hikes but does not have a need to meet every person we encounter and will walk past them very nicely.
Etta is house trained but does not have a cue for when she wants to go out. Etta will need someone who can maintain a routine with her training so she can continue to be successful. Etta will likely have a few accidents when transitioning to her new home but once she knows the new routine she will be fine. Etta is crate trained and goes into her crate when her people leave the home or can’t have eyes on her because they are doing other tasks such as working. Etta has very occasionally been in her crate for a full work day but she did not enjoy this very much. Etta would do best in a home where she is not in her crate all day. Etta has lots of energy and with certainty there is a battery in the crate that amplifies this energy.
Etta likes to have 2 decent length walks through the day with time to run in the backyard as well to get her energy out. Etta does well in the car but does need to besecured as she is a curious puppy who still puts everything in her mouth including things accidentally left in the back seat such as water bottles. Etta needs a home that is adult only or one with older teenage children. Etta is still nervous of children when we pass them on our walks. Etta will also still play nip a bit at hands and feet when she is very excited like all puppies do. Etta forgets how big she is and will bump into you when going up and down stairs so children or elderly or those with mobility issues in the home would not be a good idea. Etta definitely has a prey drive so no small animals in the home. She loves chasing after birds and squirrels . When on walks we use a gentle lead head halter because Etta can get quite pully when her nose picks up a good smell or if she decides to try and chase a bird or squirrel. Etta would do well as an only dog or in a home with a male dog who understands her puppy energy and enjoys playing.
Etta is a very fun and silly girl. Etta loves to play fetch with her balls both in the house and in the backyard. Etta loves to look out the windows of the house to watch the excitement on the street. Etta has a silly quirk where she leaves a trail of water every time she drinks. It’s as if she forgets to swallow and gets distracted and moves onto the next task with water still in her mouth. Etta loves to snuggle on the couch with her humans and if you let her on the bed she is even happier. Etta is an absolute sweetheart and needs to find her forever home ASAP so that she can continue with her training and make up for all the puppy experiences she missed out on while in the shelter. Etta will be an amazing dog in her forever home and will be such a loyal, loving companion