Personality: Ivy is an incredibly sweet pup who is growing in confidence day by day. She is extremely timid and can get very scared/shutdown in new situations. After two weeks in foster care, she has opened up so much and loves to trot around the house and garden, snuggle up on the couch, and get her belly rubbed! While very comfortable at home, she does get very nervous in new situations and with new people. Ivy needs a gentle, loving, and quiet home where she can continue to build her confidence and get all the belly rubs her heart desires!
History: Our house is very quiet. We have two adults at home and one very big (and very gentle) resident dog. Ivy really loves her humans and follows us around wherever we go so that she can always be close by. Even though we have built up a lot of trust with her, she still can get scared if we move too quickly close to her, so it will likely take some time for her to be fully comfortable around all the commotion of normal homes. She needs a family who will be patient with her and give her space to grow in confidence and trust.
Dog / Cat Skills: Ivy has only met our dog so far. He is 75lbs (quite a bit bigger than her), so she got very nervous if he came too close to her for the first few days. After a few days at home, she became much more comfortable with him and has allowed him to approach her more and more. If Ivy has a canine sibling, they will need to give her space and time to get comfortable. We have not seen Ivy around any small animals.
Leash Skills: Ivy has been on a leash a few times, but since she has still been getting comfortable at home, we haven't pushed her too far. She gets very nervous walking outside of our home/garden, so she would need to be introduced to walks slowly over time
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