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Please allow me to introduce you to Rayna. She is an approximately 5-month-old German Shepherd /Husky mix that has the face and colouring of a Shepherd. Her coat is a beautiful brindle with a husky undercoat. She is a wonderful, easy going puppy that loves to play and have fun. She came to us from Northern Manitoba where she was rescued along with her litter mates. She had a tough start to her young life, but you would never know it. She is a happy puppy with big, sad soulful eyes. We always say she is an old soul in the body of a puppy.
Since coming to our home, she has thrived. Her true self has come out and has really shown us what kind of a dog she will become. Rayna was the largest of her litter and she enjoys being leader of the pack. She is very food driven and can often be seen stealing her little sister’s teats and food. Rayna is still learning that she has enough food now and not to worry, but old habits are hard to overcome. Rayna loves to play, and she is always in the middle of any running, wrestling and games of tug of war. She will play with a ball on her own or fetch it as long as we want to throw it. However, after all of the play time comes quiet time. She enjoys this with the same amount of gusto as she loves to snuggle up on the couch or on a bed with her humans. She will take all the snuggles, pets and rubs that you offer. She soaks it all up and is a great listener. With those big beautiful eyes, you want to tell her all the secrets of the world. Rayna is a very gentle and trusting little girl. She easily allows you to wipe her wet paws, look at her teeth or even give her a bath. She is the only puppy I have ever had that will roll on her back during a bath for belly rubs.
Rayna is a gentle puppy which indicates to us she would do well many types of homes and families. She will however need to go to a home which has a fenced in backyard as she enjoys being outside. She currently spends hours outside walking around and exploring her backyard or playing with her sister and foster sisters. Since she will be a larger dog the yard needs to be large enough where she will be able to run around and expel some of that energy she will have. Because she is a large puppy we would not be comfortable sending her to a home with young children and are looking for home with kids over 10yr of age. Currently she gets a minimum of 2 walks per day. She is crate trained and will sleep in a crate with no issue during the day. Currently during the evening, she sleeps on a dog bed with her sister and foster sisters. She will sleep the whole night (8hrs) before needing to go outside. Since she is a puppy, it is recommended that she be not left alone for the entire day and that her forever humans are able to come home during the day to ensure she is not crated for too long. We use the command get busy for her to do her business outside. Along with get busy we are also working on sit, stay, down and off. She is food and praise motivated and does very well with her obedience training. She would benefit from the obedience class to help her bond with her new forever family and ensure she becomes a well-trained and confidant girl.
Rayna has recently found her voice and she wants everyone to know it. As soon as she wakes up in the morning she is “talking” to us. She talks the whole way to the back door. I am not sure if she is telling me good morning, or to “hurry it up human, I need to get outside”! Either way, mornings with Rayna are a treat and we love talking to/with her.
Rayna has been a wonderful puppy to foster. She is always happy to see us when we have been away from her for any amount of time. You can tell she is happy as she will “cry” she is so excited. She only gets excited enough to cry when she sees us or when she goes for a walk. It is quite the sight to watch. Rayna is very outgoing on her walk and will pull us along if we let her. She can be a little tank on the end of the leash so a gentle leader will be a good walking tool in her future. She is a large breed dog that needs to be walked properly so that her pace and manners are controlled. We are currently working on walking slower and to be a bit quieter on the walk.
Overall Rayna is an absolutely easy going, gentle puppy. It’s like she finally knows that she is safe and can relax and let her guard down. She easily goes with the flow and can adapt to any situation. She loves car rides and any new experience. She wants to be included in daily activities and loves any walk or hike. She will go to the ends of the earth with you and be a forever companion. Her new owners need to have time for Rayna and want to involve her in their lives. She would do well in a home with a younger, playful boy dog but with her wanting to be a leader and in charge of her pack mates we wouldn’t want her living in a home with another female dog. There can be only one boss in the household and Rayna would like to be it! We know that wherever she may go, she will bring lots of love, laughs and enjoyment to the home. If that is what you are looking for…..then Rayna is your girl!