Rescue Coordinator: Sharon Arkoff
Awwww. Dara is a 3-yo female purebred kerry, housetrained and spayed, good with other dogs, cats, bunnies, older children, etc. Dara is, however, extremely timid at first, and will cower on the floor in a new environment. Once reassured and given some time, she is just fine, and will jump up on the couch and plop her kerry self in your lap. She barks impressively to announce, and to show strangers that her people are not to be messed with without her permission! -- but once reassured that the person at the door is a friend, she is content. Dara loves car rides, loves her bone, and loves her toys. However, she has severe separation anxiety and needs to be confined if left alone in the house; otherwise, her people will come home to opened cabinets, counters swept clean (but the floor covered in what was formerly on the counter), garbage cans emptied, etc. Even in the company of another dog, if there are no people for company, Dara will trash the house. If crated or in a fenced area, she is fine (no accidents). Dara has been in foster care for a year, and has come a long way in terms of getting over her fear and learning potty-training.
However, her foster family needs to place her, and is looking for a loving, understanding home where Dara will get all the love and car rides and bones and adventures she deserves. Dara is in the lower Midwest, but can travel for the right home. Dara most likely will need a sensitive, fun home, where she is not left alone more than a few hours, and for her people to take her to obedience classes to help her gain confidence.
September 6, 2012
Dara has been placed.