Meet Honey - Kitchener
Animal ID 2000050052 
Species Dog 
Breed Mixed Breed, Large (over 44 lbs fully grown)/Mix 
Age 2 years 1 month 6 days 
Gender Female 
Size Large 
Color Brown/White 
Declawed No 
Housetrained Unknown 
Site Kitchener Waterloo Humane Society 
Location Adoption Dogs 
Intake Date 10/22/2023 
Adoption Price $400.00 
Stage Available
Do you want to give a sweet soul a chance at a new life? Are you looking to add an affectionate dog to your family that needs some extra love and attention to show her the world is not always such a scary place? Honey is looking for her furrever home that can give her all the love she craves and that will help her enjoy all the things that life has to offer once she has settled in.

~ Honey can be very nervous of new people, she may require multiple meets before she is comfortable enough to go home with her new family.
~ She is looking for a quieter home with adults only as she does need to learn to come out of her shell and some big scary noises and fast movements can be a little much for her right now.
~ Honey's new family will need to sign her up for in-person training prior to adoption to help her learn her basic training, manners including jumping up on people, socialization, desensitizing and some reactivity due to fear.
~ She needs a house type home rather than apartment style mainly as she is too nervous to go through common areas.
~ Honey may take some time to warm up but she is getting better everyday! Once this girl is comfortable she will be your personal shadow asking for love as often as she can, she is just a big love bug.

Regularly Exhibited Behaviours Noticed:
- Very Fearful/Nervous
- High Energy
- Touch Sensitive
- Reactivity
- Jumpy
- Under-Socialized

Explanation of Behaviours:
- Honey has shown to be very fearful of new people, situations and environments while in our care. She needs slow and proper introductions to set her up for success when meeting new people or she becomes very uncomfortable.
- Honey is touch sensitive specifically with new people and needs to be comfortable with people before they can touch her.
- Honey can be reactive when fearful and does growl and/or bark when she is uncomfortable. She needs slow and positive introductions and after some time she becomes comfortable and comes out of her shell.
- When she is comfortable with somebody she becomes very playful and active so will need daily exercise, enrichment and training. She can become jumpy when excited.
- Honey is under-socialized and her new family will have to help her feel confident and safe with new people and environments slowly and positively.

This dog would benefit from:
- An active adult only home
- Lots of training, socializing and desensitizing
- A house type home rather than apartment style
- A quiet home with patient family to help her come out of her shell

Training needs/behaviours that need to be worked with for this dog:
- Basic training and manners including jumping up on people
- Reactivity / fearfulness to new people
- Socializing - Confidence building, Desensitizing to people and environments

**For more information on any behaviours stated above, please check out our behaviour fact

**Please remember that animals are coming back from foster care to the centres for their meet
and greets. They will be experiencing a new environment and meeting new people, which means
they may not exhibit the same behaviours they did in their foster videos or while in foster care.

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