Meet Rafi
Species Dog 
Breed Cur, Mountain/Mix 
Age 10 months 6 days 
Gender Female 
Size Large 
Spayed/Neutered  
Adoption Price $200.00 
Looking for a very special adopter! Rafi almost became a foster fail...her foster family loves her sooooooo much! But I know there is a family out there better suited for her. Rafi is the smartest pup around! I think she would be amazing at agility sports, dock jumping, frisbee, etc. I have no doubt she would learn and excel at anything she tries! She is so smart, foster mom had to bring in the experts at Say It Once dog training (thank you, Zane!) to teach me her language.

Rafi has so much personality, I could go on forever about her...she LOVES attention, fetch, loud toys, ice cubes, balls, bones, and most of all FOOD!

She is also strong-willed, demanding, and again, super smart! Luckily, her adopter will receive a free lesson from Say It Once, to help her settle in and show you how to communicate rules and boundaries.

Now the hard part...Rafi has a condition called congenital lymphedema. Her lymphatic system doesn't work properly. She has chronic swelling in her legs and on a bad day, will have pain that keeps her in bed. Right now, her bad days are few and far between but little is known about the cause and there is no definitive treatment. Most of the time, she is just a high-energy, happy pup who wants all your attention!

Her adopter should be prepared to try non-traditional treatment like acupuncture and lymphatic drainage massage therapy. She recently started an herbal supplement that appears to be helping but it's too soon to tell.

Rafi loves other dogs and is fantastic with them. She barks at cats but will run away if they swat at her. She has never met a stranger so everyone is her best friend. She loves kids but due to her strong-willed nature, will need kids old enough to defend their food and toys from her persistence. She doesn't have an aggressive bone in her body but she does think "no" is a suggestion and will test the limits.

If you are prepared to give Rafi the long healthy life that she deserves, but understand with so much unknown about her condition there is no guarantee she'll get that, fill out a no-obligation application to meet this amazing girl!