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Foster Location: Kansas City, MO
Age: 5 yrs (DOB: 9-25-13)
Kids: Yes – 10 yrs or older, dog-savvy
Adoption fee: $600
Beatrix (AKA Trix) is a retired breeder dog and arrived in rescue via a private party.
Lovely Trix was a bit timid at first but continues to come out of her shell each and every day. She has been a wonderful house guest her foster family reports. Trix is a shy girl and is slowing learning to live the life of a pampered pet. While Trix is thrilled with her new life, it’s important to remember that she is dealing with a big transition and as such, she is a bit reserved around new experiences and sounds and will need a patient and understanding family. She hasn’t shown much interest or has interacted with the resident dogs or cat but she does follow them around from time-to-time as if she is taking notes on how to play. Trix is a VERY laid back girl and LOVES to chill out with her people! When she is not hanging out with her family, she can be found chewing on a Nylabone nearby. She doesn’t particularly like to explore outside but she is in the Midwest in the middle of Winter so we don’t blame her and anticipate this changing when the warmer weather arrives. She hasn’t been around children but her foster Mom doesn’t think it will be an issue as she has not shown any aggression towards any human. Given she doesn’t like loud sounds, a home with older children would be preferred.
Trix is still working on potty training but she’s getting close. She will need a patient adopter who will continue to encourage her to go outside and stay with her while she goes potty. Although she is very eager to please, patience is a must when an accident occurs because she cowers when she feels threatened or scared. A regular, consistent schedule is needed for her continued potty training in her new home. Trix is crate trained and feels very comfortable in her crate. Although she does well in her crate, she prefers a soft comfy dog bed and will sleep quietly in the same room as her people. She also likes to sleep in her human’s bed and will snuggle up and share your pillow if you let her. For her safety, we recommend that she keep a similar crating schedule when her humans are away from the home and/or she is left unsupervised, so she is safe and secure while no one is home. She does not know danger and is still learning what is expected of her inside the home.
Medically, Trix is in good health and has no known health issues. She has been spayed, had a dental (several teeth removed), updated on vaccinations/dewormings, and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!
Trix would do well in almost any type of home, but since she is still working on potty training and how to master stairs, a house will be preferred for her (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling). We also think she'd love to go work with her new family if they wanted to take her with them to the office! If not, she can hang in her kennel with a chew toy during the day and would be fine. Again, her people will be to make arrangements for a mid-day potty break for her when they are away from the home for work.
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Trix please fill out an adoption application for her today!
NOTE: Please note that it will likely be at *least* a 3-4 week minimum before you hear back from us after submitting an adoption application. We typically accept for new applications for a period of 7 days or until 20 applications have been received for any newly available dog. After that time period, the applications are sent on to the foster family for review and that usually takes from at *least* a few days to a week to sort through the applications, etc. :-) Most of our dogs receive several applications so this process does take some time, especially on dogs who are more popular for one reason or another. We do require phone interviews to be conducted between the foster family and potential adopters, vet reference checks and a home visit to be conducted for all potential adopters, if they are selected as the top choice applicant, which will also take time to complete. That being said, we do always let our applicants know if they are chosen or not. :-)
IF you happen to not be chosen, please don't feel discouraged as, again, we usually get several applications for each dog, and sometimes it can be very difficult to choose just one adopter. In those cases, we usually offer to keep the applications for adoption on file for any future dogs that come into our rescue. :-)
ALL adopters are required to come and pick up their adopted dogs in person from the dog's foster home (we do not ship any of our dogs). Please have road/driving transport plans in place to pick up an adopted dog before you apply! While we are not against adopters flying a foster dog in cabin on a commercial flight, please keep in mind that many are not good candidates for flying due to size and/or being a brachycephalic/short nosed breed.
If an adopter can not keep one of our grads, for any reason at all, at ANY point in time, they *must* be willing and able to return their adopted dog to his/her original foster home, despite distance and any costs that would be required to do so.