We at PDR believe in the benefits of post-adoption training for our dogs and their families. This allows for continued socialization, learning and helps to create a well-mannered and balanced dog. Post-adoption training is a requirement in our adoption process. For more information on our process and requirements, visit our website at https://pounddog.ca/adoption-
Let me introduce you to Queenie! She is approximately 4.5 months old, she is a German Shepherd/ Husky cross with energetic eyes and a very unique coat! Her fur is quite long, it’s tan underneath with black on top and it always seems to get ruffled up during playtime! Queenie is going to be a large sized dog and she will need lots of room to run and play. Huskies are known to be escape artists, therefore it is recommended that her forever home have a 6 foot fence because Queenie definitely has some Husky qualities and we want to make sure she is always safe! Queenie is still a puppy and therefore still has lots of growing to do; we guess she will be between 50 and 65 pounds once fully grown. Queenie is a very beautiful dog, she can sometimes take a few minutes to warm up to new people but once she does she is super loveable! She is an absolute delight, she loves to get some snuggles and she looks for everyone to play with her. Queenie was found with her littermates living outdoors in northern Manitoba and being so young it gave her a rough start to life but ever since she has been rescued she has flourished and will never look back. Queenie needs someone who can be a pack leader and work with her through all her years to be the best dog she can be. Queenie has a dominant personality and therefore will require consistent training and we are looking for someone with previous dog experience. She will not be a good dog for first time dog owners but for someone who has lived with and trained working dogs before, she will be an absolute joy to work with.
Queenie would do well in pretty much any home situation, but we are looking for a home where she has her own fenced backyard to run and play in. She is calm and quiet when she is indoors, especially after spending some time playing in the backyard with the other dogs. She is typically a quiet player and will only let out some fun play growls and doesn’t usually bark. Queenie enjoys many different forms of exercise, since she is still a puppy she has tons of puppy energy! Queenie enjoys going for quiet walks, playing in the backyard with the dogs, or even just playing tug of war or fetch with the kids. Once Queenie has had a chance to expel some of her energy, she is happy to rest at your feet or snuggle with you on the couch. Queenie absolutely loves being active, but she also really enjoys her quiet time! Her brother usually outlasts her during playtime and she has no problem going and finding a quiet place to lay down. Queenie is very food motivated and therefore we think she will thrive on continued positive reinforcement training with her new owner. Queenie is very content at being on her own and usually isn’t disturbed if you get up and leave the room while she is sleeping. She also loves taking naps in her crate and doesn’t mind being left in there while you do things around the house.
Queenie is doing really well with her housetraining, especially given that she is a puppy found as a stray. Queenie has had a few accidents in the house which were mostly due to our human error, but those have almost entirely stopped. With continuing to praise her every time she goes outside she will continue to be better and better every day. Queenie has been practicing lots with her commands, she has been doing very well with “sit”, “come” and “wait”. She is still working on “down” and “leave it” but is getting better every day. Queenie would benefit greatly from taking an obedience and manners class in addition to her puppy class to help her bond with her new family as well as ensure that her new family demonstrates confidence and will set rules and be consistent. Queenie is fully crate trained and loves her bed, she goes into her bed at night and during the day if her humans are going out. Queenie is very good at going in when it’s time, just throw in a tasty treat or two and say “lets go to bed”! She is exceptionally good at settling in for the night and usually lays down and sleeps until the morning time without any fuss at all.
Queenie has been a wonderful addition to our family while she has been with us, she is a very lovable and snuggly girl and just wants someone to love her unconditionally back. Queenie is good with other dogs and has settled in very nicely with her foster dog sisters, who are showing her the ropes of being a dog and how to listen to other dogs cues. Queenie is becoming quite a confident girl and at this point we do not recommend her going to a home with another female dog as she can be very dominant. Queenie loves to initiate playtime with the other dogs and is happy to wrestle or to chase after some toys and play tug of war! Queenie is currently being fostered in a home with a cat, however we do not recommend her going to a home with a cat. She has at times shown a great prey drive towards our cat, and even with ours being very dog savvy we do not think her forever home should have a cat. Queenie is currently living with two kids, she absolutely adores them and loves nothing more than to play tug of war or to curl up and watch a movie! Queenie has always been gentle with the kids and has learned how to properly interact with them. We believe she could go to a home with kids aged 8+ as long as they were well versed in appropriate play with dogs and involved in her training.
On a final note, Queenies visit to the vet has shown that she is a healthy dog with a great life ahead of her now that she has been rescued. Queenie has been a wonderful dog to watch flourish from being a goofy puppy into a very confident puppy. She has a great zest for life and is always happy and wagging her tail, waiting for the next adventure. This girl has been a joy to foster and has so much love to give to her people. She wants to find her forever family with someone who will dedicate time to working with her so she can be a part of a pack.