Meet Available: Foster-to-Adopt: Hope
Animal ID 47983058 
Species Dog 
Breed Terrier, Boston/Terrier, American Staffordshire 
Age 6 years 1 month 14 days 
Gender Female 
Housetrained Unknown 
Intake Date 6/13/2021 
Stage Available

*Please note: Due to the high volume of applications we receive daily, we are unable to respond to everyone personally. We do, however, review all applications and will contact you if you are a good match. Thank you for your understanding.

We are seeking a foster-to-adopt home (or a foster home) for our newest arrival, Hope. Currently, Hope is residing with a trainer (as she was going through some intense training which you can read more about below) but needs to move to a foster home in order to start heartworm treatment. Upon completion, she will be spayed and then ready for a proper adoption. Please share this post with others as we are in dire need of a temporary home (or permanent if you choose to adopt her) for Hope. Read on for more details:

Age: 6 years old

Weight: 33 pounds

Breed: Boston terrier mix

Health: Skin allergies (responds well to a fish diet), heartworms (treatment to start soon).

Demeanor: Sweet, timid/shy (when indoors), pushy (when outdoors), quiet/mellow (when indoors), playful, medium energy, social (but shy with new people), vocal (at times)

Likes: People (not tested with children), dogs (not tested with cats), snuggling, being held (at times), sitting in laps (at times), going for car rides and walks, chewing antlers, eating treats (fish based only)

Dislikes: Not a fan of doing what she's asked but getting better

Manners: Housebroken, crate trained, leash trained, knows some verbal commands

Fenced Yard Required: Yes

Tidbits: Hope is a sweetheart, but she is also a bit rough around the edges. Let's just say she's something like a street urchin -- will do whatever she can to get by and only aims to please herself. Realizing she was more than the average foster can handle, we called in the experts and sent her to a trainer. Hope needed to be taught her manners and learn boundaries. She did not know how to walk nicely on a leash, not to jump on people or bully other dogs. She also has a history of breaking out of fences. She has made great progress on all her issues, and the trainer believes with continued instruction, she will only get better over time. The trainer has generously offered to teach any foster or adopter how to continue her training.

As mentioned above, Hope will test the boundaries that have been put in place if given an opportunity. Her next home will require a strong, confident individual who will not let Hope get away with bad behavior. The minute she thinks she can do what she wants, she will. A relaxed environment allows Hope to revert to bad habits, and we certainly don't want that.

One note: She would love another doggy playmate (and really fancies the bigger dogs).

We hope someone will look at Hope as an exciting challenge, an opportunity to transform a little ragamuffin into well-mannered sophisticate. Watching her blossom might be one of the most rewarding experiences a pet owner can have. Are you that person? If so, please apply here:

PS: Hope is the mama of the puppies that were recently adoptable. All puppies have been adopted or are in the process of adoption.