Betty White's adoption fee has been generously sponsored by an admirer! Care sponsored by Gianna Fote and Sophie Getz!
Personality: Betty White is a quiet, calm and affectionate girl looking for the perfect home. She can be fearful of new people at first but when given time, space and treats, she will warm up. Betty is looking for a low-key home with one or two adults, no frequent visitors and no small children. Betty enjoys walks in neighborhood or nearby park followed by little post-walk nap. Once she bonds with a person she will become a little shadow and will want to be near her person at all times. Betty will enjoy a home with humans that have experience managing fearful/reactive canines and who can understand her sensitivities and will work with managing her behaviors using positive reinforcement techniques. Betty has made many friends at HSSV and every day she is learning that strangers and bicycles don't need to be feared as long as her human is near with some yummy treats.
History: Betty White came to us back in January with a litter of her puppies. Once she was done raising her puppies in foster home, she returned to HSSV and was soon adopted. She was returned 4 months later after showing fear behaviors towards a young child and many visitors in home. Since Betty came back to HSSV in June 2021 she's shown great improvement daily and this sweet girl has proven that with patience, positive reinforcement (aka yummy treats) and consistency her fearful behaviors can be managed.
Dog Skills: As a middle age lady, Betty White is a peaceful co-exister around other dogs and she prefers when other dogs leave her alone. She has done well with young, tolerant male dogs that can peacefully share their space with her and who don't take offense of her bossy behavior at times. Betty would do just great as the only pet where she doesn't have to share the love and attention.
Cat Skills: Betty has shown breed traits and will chase cats, squirrels, birds and other small critters.
Betty White is part of our Diamond in the Ruff program and needs a special appointment to be seen. Ready to meet her? Fill out the form to request an appointment