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Joy is an approx. 2 year old Akita mix (best guess) who came to Precious Paws Rescue from a community in Northern Ontario. She recently had 3 puppies but is now spayed, fully vetted and ready to find a home of her own.
Joy is house trained, crate trained, and she knows "Sit". She would greatly benefit from a family who will continue to work on her basic obedience and leash training with her. Before coming to Precious Paws Rescue, Joy lived outside and so shes been learning all about what it is like to live inside, down in the south. Joy has been making great progress and is now quite relaxed indoors, shes made herself into quite the couch potato!
Joy LOVES to play with other dogs and shed love to find a forever home with another energetic dog to play with. She can be a bit rough in her play style so another big dog who loves to wrestle would be just perfect. She is being fostered in a home with small dogs, big dogs, and cats, and she loves all of them. Joy is very friendly when meeting new people, though it might be best that she goes to a home with older kids as she is big and goofy and could easily knock small kids down. She also can be a bit jumpy and mouthy out of excitement when she is around people and so she would benefit from further training to teach her not to do this. Joy would do best in a home without chickens/small rodents/birds as she does have prey drive related to these types of animals.
Joy can get a bit anxious to go for a tour when shes outside and shes managed to jump a few fences in her short time in foster. A fenced backyard likely wont keep her in but she loves going for walks and would even make a great companion for condo-living! She gets very excited to see other dogs because she wants to play so badly so she does tend to make lots of noise and pull towards them in her excitement.
From her foster: "Joy has had zero training or boundaries. She has spent most of her life outside on her own. She really likes people and does get mouthy in a playful fashion and will jump on me. She is very food motivated and will counter surf but drops it as soon as I tell her to. Joy was pretty thin when she arrived so that may have to do with her counter surfing. She is a very friendly happy big dog and likes every 2 and 4 legged creature she meets. One of her favourite things to do is put her head on my lap for an ear scratch and a hug. She is 100% trustworthy with my small dogs and cats. Joy would do really well with another dog in the house to play with. When Joy is outside she is constantly looking for a way out of the yard. She easily jumped over my 5 foot fence. Without proper containment, she will escape. With some training, Joy is going to mature into a very sweet girl."
If you think Joy could be just the right fit for you, please complete our online adoption application on our website; www.preciouspawsrescue.ca Her adoption fee is $650 and includes up to date vaccines, wellness bloodwork and heartworm test, fecal test and parasite prevention, spay and microchip. Local adopters will also receive 50% off a 6 week obedience course courtesy of Ruff Haus (www.ruffhaus.ca) and all adopters receive 6 weeks of free pet insurance.
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