Josie: fastest face washer in the Midwest!


Female,  black with some white
Date of Birth: January 29, 2016
Weight: 51# on 12/15/16
Crate trained, House trained
Sweet, friendly, playful, smart
Good with other animals & children

Josie is a sweet heart of a dog.  She is mild tempered and pretty 

josie_dec_18_2016-2pseasy going.  Other dogs get to be boss, she doesn’t care.  But she does love to run and bark and jump and play games of chase with Moxie and Yetta and CiCi too.   She has so much fun out in the yard in the snow.
In case you have not noticed, this girl loves snow!  She will stay out in the snow for a long time and she loves to bury her nose in the snow too.  Not sure what she is looking for.

josie_dec_18_2016-1psIn the home she is about as close to perfect as a dog can be.  She will  lay at our feet or even go down to the dining room and curl up on a bed for long naps.  She enjoys toys but has not chewed on any furniture or anything.  She has not gotten up on any of the chairs but may get up on a couch, I don’t know.
In the house she moves with care and is easy going.
However, when I took her to the vet she was a wild-dog!  She wanted to pull me to see other dogs and in general was so excited to meet and greet everyone that all her manners when right out the door.  This dog needs lots of work on behaving in public so trips to your local home building stores like Lowells, or Garden Centers, etc and working with her.

Josie’s new owners need to be emotionally, financially and time wise able to participate in a dog obedience class in your area.  This will go so far in helping her be a great dog.  She has tons of potential to be a pet therapy dog, to do agility, rally, obedience (of course), and maybe nose work.  She does enjoy fetching and could be taught to be a retriever so maybe some dock diving too!

She really likes children.  In fact, at a recent adoption event she demonstrated her face cleaning skills on one boy!  Hejosie_december_9_2016-1ps was lying on the ground and she was just licking his face clean.  He was laughing and her tail was wagging.
Josie would do best with a fenced in yard and in cases where there might be small children living in the home a fenced in yard is mandatory.  If not a fenced in yard, then she will need dedicated leash walkers.

Just another really nice dog destined to be someone’s heart dog.

josie_dec_2016-1ps Josie is available for adoption.  If you are interested, please fill out an application and email it to us as an attachment.  Click here for adoption application

Medical: She is spayed, micro chipped, wormed, and up to date on shots.
Microchip: Included in the adoption is the registration of the AVID micro chip in the new owner’s name.

Adoption fee: $250

Leash and Collar or Harness:   a Lupine brand harness or collar and leash are provided for each canine.  Lupine has a life time guarantee; if chewed, the company will replace it free of charge (thank goodness!).

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