“Incredible, well-mannered and loving” are just some of the words used to describe Raven. This beauty is a 10 year old, 45 pound black lab and American Staffordshire mix. Raven is in need of an adoptive home.

Raven would do well in a home with cats. She is not too keen about interacting with other dogs. Her best life would be in a home without another dog but her person tells us she may be OK if her adoptive home had one dog who was calm, and would respect Raven’s personal space.

Raven has not been exposed to children but because she can be a bit of a “scaredy cat”, we’d guess a home without young children would make her happiest. Raven is easily startled by unexpected noises or objects. She sounds like a sensitive soul.

While she can be shy, she thrives on human companionship. Raven loves her people and we are told she “radiates warmth” to everyone she meets. Currently she doesn’t go for daily walks but we’d bet a walk a day with her new person could help the bond between Raven and her adopter.

We are told she pulls minimally while on leash (no doubt due to the excitement of getting out!) so one must be able to manage her strength.

Raven has been fine to stay home alone in her home while her person leaves. Raven is a quiet girl who barks minimally. She has been able to “hold it” for a few hours successfully. While this has been the norm for Raven, one should keep in mind, it has been with the person she has lived with since she was a puppy. We say again how important it is to show a dog understanding and patience when they are rehomed. She is accustomed to being alone most of the time now but it could be harder on her in a strange place, with strangers. Or maybe not?! We just can’t say for sure but one should always be prepared.

While she is 10, we are told that Raven has the energy level of a 2 year old dog. This means, you get the benefit of maturity but also a dog who could enjoy an active lifestyle. We think Raven sounds like a girl who will make a wonderful companion and lifelong friend.

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

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