Kara is a 45 pound Formosan Mountain dog. This is a breed indigenous to Taiwan. Kara is between 11-12 years old. Adopted as a puppy, she is now in need of an adoptive home as soon as a good one can be found.

When one reads about this breed, you will find they are said to be excellent companion dogs; loyal, affectionate and smart. It sure sounds like Kara represents her breed well! She is described as “sociable and kind”. She really loves her people but unfortunately the child in her home is allergic to her so she has had to be kept away from the family, spending most of her time outside during the day. Kara does come inside at night but she sleeps in a separate area. No doubt this sweet girl would love to find a home where she can be around her people.

Kara has lived with another dog peacefully. We are told she typically ignores other dogs she meets. This leads us to think she could live with another dog and be just fine. Kara has not been observed around cats. She has been good with children.

At this time Kara does not get much exercise though we are told she does well on leash. When she was younger she did go through formal training. She can climb stairs at this time. Kara has been OK to stay alone when her humans leave, but again, she’s been outside and has had the company of another dog. Kara can reportedly make it quite a few hours between potty breaks. ​ She is hypothyroid, a very common condition in middle aged-senior dogs. An inexpensive, daily medication helps with this. Kara’s adopter should be able to afford this medication as well as regular veterinary care and good quality dog food.

This lovely, cuddly girl is so ready to join a family where she can once again be in the same room without causing a medical problem. Our hearts go out to Kara’s family and we really want to help them find Kara the very best home-she deserves it!

Kara is located in Puyallup, WA. For contact information please email: referrals@olddoghaven.org

This is a courtesy post. Kara is not an Old Dog Haven dog. We urge prospective adopters to do their own evaluation.