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PIPPA

PIPPA
NOT Available For Adoption
Gender: Female
Color: Black w/Rust
Age: 4 yrs.
WT: 85 lbs.
Ears: Natural
Tail: Docked
Altered: Spayed
Micro Chipped: Home Again
House Trained: Yes
Good with other dogs.
No exposure to cats.
Only good with older children.
This delightful young Dobergirl just radiates confidence and happiness.  She's alert, attentive, intelligent, and eager to engage.  She's learned to obey several commands, including to sit, stay, heel, down (if she jumps up), and come.  You can place a treat on her nose and she will hold position until given the command to eat, at which point she'll snag it out of the air!  And she totally loves to run in the fields and chase discs or balls.
 
She came to us from a couple that adopted her back in February. She was super loving to all of them, including the 2-year-old son.   Due to unforeseen circumstances, they relocated to another state about a month ago, and soon after the move she  began to exhibit unusual behavior, including stealing and demolishing various of the child's clothing items and toys.  She was quite obsessive about this new behavior, and wouldn't release anything she had taken even if tempted with a walk or one of her own toys.
 
As a result, her humans increasingly confined her to a single room much of the time, and even then she had to be taken to the vet because she had swallowed an object she'd taken from the child.  (Thankfully it passed without her needing surgery!) 
 
I'll let the mom describe the deciding factor for surrendering her:  "The last straw for us and what is really prompting us needing to find a new home for her is she tried to nip him last Monday. They were both on our bed. Our son tried to get down and bumped her bottom with his hand as he wiggled down. She whipped around and snapped and growled at him."
 
As you can see, the short of it is that her behavior following the move had become so unpredictable, the family understandably thought it best to surrender her for a fresh start.  None of this behavior had exhibited when she came to them a few months back, and none of it exhibits at Elijah's House either - she's truly a very well-behaved, well-adjusted, happy girl.  Who can say what caused the anxiety and related acting out she exhibited following the move?  We do know that on rare occasions, the dynamic between a dog and a young child can change for a variety of reasons.  Perhaps in this case, the move resulted in some imperceptible (to the human adults) change in behavior, possibly even in the 2-year-old, and the dog reacted to it in this way.  The good news is that the cycle is broken, and she's ready for a fresh start with a new family.
 
She's a sweet dog and very social, she loves to run and play, and although she's strong and sturdy, she's easy to handle.
 
Volunteer comments:
     "Pippa loves the Jolly Ball!  She runs to get it and then stands and playfully barks at you to pick it up and throw it for her!  She also likes to play tug of war.  She's definitely one of the favorites I've worked with."
 
     "Pippa is a beautiful girl with a playful energy that is contagious!  She loves to run and chase her toys, and she even knows a couple really cool tricks!  She also loves your undivided attention and lots of behind-the-ear rubs!  She’s also independent and is content being left alone while playing with her toys, which she typically doesn’t like to share :)  What a great gal!"

 

If this beautiful, engaging Dobergirl has caught your attention, make an appointment to meet her once your application is approved, and come spend a little time observing and interacting with her.  Chances are, she'll steal your heart and not give it back if you do! 


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Contact: Carol Fama   P. O. Box 13979   Greensboro, NC 27415-3979
Rescue Areas Covered, but not limited to GA, NC, SC, VA, WV
phone: 336.621.3453   e-mail: FamaDobes@aol.com   fax: 336.621.9206 (no cover sheet required)
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