Alice, a 12-year-old rottweiler/shepherd mix girl, arrived at Forget Me Not Shelter with very bad teeth and an oral-nasal infection that burst through her skin below her left eye. She has since had a full dental including three extractions, removal of a small cyst from her belly, and some powerful antibiotics which have knocked that infection down and made Alice a very happy girl – she feels so much better! Her senior blood panel looks great, and she is very spry and puppylike for her age. At this time, she doesn’t have any major arthritis or other issues, but as time goes on, it’s likely that stairs will become more difficult for her. She is about 60 pounds and is a good weight for her frame.
Alice is housetrained, good with other dogs and with cats, and wants nothing more than to be your right-hand dog. She is the sort of girl who will choose her person and bond with them very quickly. Her deep desire for the company of her human means she is at risk of separation anxiety when she joins her forever home; it will be important to keep leaving and returning very low-key, and to get her used to having you leave and return at varying intervals right from the beginning. She says, if you would like to take her with you on your errands, she would love that, too!
Alice seems to like all people and should do fine in pretty much any sort of family. She is an easy-keeper and will require very little training after arrival. If you can convince her to bring the ball back when you toss it, that would be an achievement (ha)!
Alice is sad to be missing her family, but is having lots of fun at the shelter and smiles all the time now that her teeth and infection are better. She is ready to join your family and can’t wait to meet you!
Alice is posted for the Forget-Me-Not shelter in Republic, WA who offer a 30-day money-back trial adoption period. Can’t go to Republic? Don’t let that stop you! They have monthly transports to both the Seattle area and Spokane, delivering adopted pets to their new owners.
ODH has not met this dog; we urge prospective adopters to do their own evaluation.