47081 – Jean
Why Choose me?
Update 9/1: Jean and Pete are now playmates! Jean has been wanting a best friend to run and play with for a while, and now she’s met her match. She and Pete can only play together if a staff member is present but, if things are quiet around the shelter while you are visiting, you can ask if it’s a good time for a play date!
Update 8/5: Jean was a total love bug during my last visit!! I don’t think she’s had much human interaction in her former life. At least, not bell-rubbing and snuggle type interaction.I think I’ve mentioned before that Jean’s first order of business is to analyze her surroundings. She. Must. Sniff. Everything. And that consists of adorable piggy sounds. What can I say, the heart wants what the heart wants. I think that because of this, she’s often overlooked, and labled aloof. I thought so too at first, until, I realized her routine takes time, and when families come in to adopt they want to interact with several dogs, so they might not get past this stage. Plus the heat – I get it. So, I’ll share some insider information:After her mandatory sniffing is done, she’ll get a drink of water, then come running over to you, and share some well-needed shade. She LOVES belly and chest rubs, and once I thought she’d had enough, she gave me the me the most ridiculous sloppy kiss on the cheek. That was my first Jean-kiss, and I could tell that it was her way showing appreciation. As I’ve said before, she’s probably one of the best leash-walking dogs I’ve seen. When we leave the interaction pen, and head back to her run, she notices the other dogs barking in jealousy, but never pulls one bit. Just walks alongside me with a slack leash. I almost wondered how quickly I could get her to walk off leash with training commands. Not my pup, nut I think with the right direction, she’d be a prime candidate to “come”, “heel”, “leave it”, and “place”.Please come visit her. She’s gorgeous – healthy grey and white coat, and the prettiest, most expressive sparkly eyes.
Update 7/17: When Jean goes to an interaction pen now, the first thing she does is look for a friend to run with. This girl loves to run! She found a good playmate in Squiggy today, and they both forgot about the heat and had a great time. When Squiggy needed a break in the shade of the picnic table, Jean took a water break and then trotted back to the fence waiting for Squiggy’s return. I don’t know where she gets her energy, but Jean has plenty. Once Squiggy left, Jean joined me in the shade of my umbrella. Now, she was ready for pets and a few treats. She’s a sweet girl, but she’s not as calm as when I first met her–at least not until she’s had some playtime running with another like-minded dog!
Update 6/7: Thanks to donations to the Spay/Neuter Fund, Jean has been spayed and brought up-to-date on her basic vaccinations! She has also tested NEGATIVE for heartworms!
Jean is a beautiful, easy-going girl. At first, I thought she was a little timid, but I soon learned she was just afraid of my camera. After I put it away, she loved coming to me for pets and even put her head in my lap while we sat together. She’s very calm and sweet. Diamond was in the adjoining pen and was having such a good time running and playing that Jean wanted to join her. They ran along the fence together and had fun. Jean used to live with Coby and Dash, so she’s been around other dogs. It looks like she’s had some litters in her life, but fortunately those days are behind her. It’s time for this sweetie to have a home where she can kick up her heels and have fun playing or just relax with the people she loves!
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