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Twiggy – ADOPTED!!

Posted Oct 19, 2014 at 12:27 pm in Latest News

Twiggy2ADOPTED!!  Twiggy is an approximately one-year old female rat terrier and is a precious, precocious pup! She was an owner surrender at the shelter, and had recently had puppies. You would never know she had anything but love in her life because she overflows with happiness and a desire to learn and please. She has been in her foster home around two weeks and has quickly picked up on things from her big foster sister such as – high five, a set bed time and hugs. She also loves snuggling and cuddles in bed. She sleeps under the covers at the bottom of the bed during the night but takes every opportunity to nap all wrapped up like a baby near your heart as well. Twiggy loves learning and gets very excited when she’s done something good. She gets along well with other dogs but doesn’t always “get it” when they don’t want to play. However, she listens and it doesn’t take more then once or twice for her to learn. She is just starting to work on housebreaking and has an excellent track record when on a schedule. Any mistakes she’s made in the house has been on a piddle pad. She just needs work on telling someone she needs to go out. She has separation anxiety that we’re working on but will take some time in her new home to get situated. She is attached to her foster mom but after a few minutes she will play with another adult. She would do best with someone home most of the time at least until she gets over her separation anxiety and is fully housebroken. We are still working on adding some weight to her tiny frame, but the name “Twiggy”came from her supermodel long legs as well as her lean body. She loves toys and runs around playing tug of war, throws her toys and catches them by leaping feet in the air. She will need a good fence as she can jump straight up in the air 4-5 feet and has also done some climbing. She’s never tried to escape but she has the capability! Leaping and running, with the quick learning, would also make her a fantastic candidate for agility. We feel confident she would be fine with children over the age of five, and you will never meet a sweeter dog ready for her forever home. But in the meantime, Twiggy will be enjoyed by her foster family! You can see photos of Twiggy in her album: