Best Tricks: Hugs! She balances on her hind legs and then gently wraps her paws around your waist and tucks her head against your side.
Arrival Story: I volunteer with AARF (www.aarf.org) and Natasha is my foster puppy.
Bio: Natasha has been looked over time and time again. She was kenneled for a year before I fostered her. I've been fostering her for almost 5 months now. She really deserves to find a forever home. Natasha has some pretty unique tricks- if you say "hugs" she will balance on her hind legs then very gently wrap her front paws around your waist and bury her head into your side. It's adorable. She will also paw at you for pets and love. She likes to sleep upside down with her head resting in the crook of your arm. She is such a people dog. She lets me dress her up in clothes, just because she loves the attention. She's not the greatest swimmer (found this out by taking her to the river) she only paddles with her front paws and lets her butt float behind her, its actually pretty cute.
Natasha is NOT a destructive dog. She ONLY chews on dog toys and is very gentle with cloth toys and won't rip them. She hasn't even gotten into the trash. She doesn't have any anxiety at home when you are at work and won't get into trouble.
Natasha is fully house trained and she is great with all kitties! She normally ignores a cat (never chases) but can be caught napping with them too! She's good with other dogs if she is familiar with them- she currently lives with two other dogs. Basically she doesn't like those random dogs she sees on the street so you couldn't take her to the dog park. She has very MINOR food aggression. Basically she mumbles into her dish if you pet her while eating. You can take the food away, stick your hand in the bowl and basically be annoying without any problem except for the mumbling. She does eat her food next to my other dogs and she even tolerated a kitten darting his head into her food dish (while she was eating) and snatching out bits of her meal.
Basically if you have ever owned a dog before she is soooo easy to have. The only thing you really have to continue to work with is the tiny bit of food aggression- which means pet her while she eats until she gets use to it. She does need an understanding owner that will protect her from unknown doggies and someone who will shower her with tons of affection. She will require a fenced in yard- NOT to be an outside dog, but rather so she has someplace to romp and play and then come back into the house and be with her family.
She is available for adoption through AARF, for more information you can go to www.aarf.org or visit her at the adoption stand at the Petsmart at libbie and broad st on Saturdays from 11am-3pm. Please contact me if you have any questions about her! :D
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