Personality: Paloma is the grandma in the house. She is friendly with everyone she meets and is eager to play with both people and dogs. She is constantly following the action around the house or the yard, checking in on people and things. She has not been sleeping in a crate and has slept on her bed every night in one of the kids' rooms. Her preferred place to nap is on furniture, curled up around blankets. She comes when called, particularly with treats. She doesn't seem to know the commands that our dog knows, like "sit" or "stay", and doesn't respond to "No" when we tell her not to get on a particular piece of furniture. Our kids have been working with her on it, but not as consistently as she might need if it matters to someone. She hasn't done any damage to anything or anyone and she definitely wants to please. We have a dog door to the back yard that has been open and after a couple of days she adjusted to using it, but sometimes when the air is bad or it's evening, the doors are closed, so we think she doesn't have a means of communicating when she needs to go out.
Foster History: She has been around two active kids (ages 9 and 11) who love dogs, and a 5-year-old lab who loves food and balls and can't really be bothered with other dogs, but tolerates them. She does not annoy or bother him at all.
Dog Skills: She is friendly with other dogs - not overly so and not shy.
Cat skills: We have not had Paloma around cats.
Leash Skills: She does fine on a leash but doesn't get much further than one block before she becomes visibly tired and limps mildly, so we generally let her in the yard to play and sometimes take her up and down the street.
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