Cindy Lou – Adoption Pending!!!
born ~November 2016
Meet Cindy Lou! Cindy Lou Who, you ask? This adorably friendly Cattledog/Doberman mix! What a stunning dog she is at just about a year old and less than 50lbs.
Receiving affection from Foster Mom is Cindy Lou’s favorite thing EVER! At first, she is a little shy to new dogs and people. Once she bonds with her human though, there’s no turning back. She acts as a little shadow, following her foster mom wherever she goes, lying down at her feet when she stops. Nuzzling her nose into your hand reminds you that she is there, still ready for your lovin’! Despite how attached she gets, she doesn’t have the separation anxiety that typically goes with it. When she gets excited, her whole body wiggles and shimmies since she doesn’t have much of a tail!
So far we’ve learned that Cindy Lou is crate trained and nearly has the hang of housebreaking. She can be a little hesitant to walk into her crate, but a food bribe does the trick. Whether you’re gone at work or cleaning the house, Cindy Lou minds her manners in her crate and keeps it clean. Housebreaking will soon follow! At the vet’s office, she met a cat and went right up to him with quite the curious face. After getting nice swing to her face, Cindy Lou remained curious but gave the feline friend his space. If a cat runs away, she’ll probably chase him to try to play, but if he stands his ground, she is fine!
Observing the other dogs in her life is more interesting to Cindy Lou than playing in their games, but once she is comfortable (after a couple of days), she joins in on the shenanigans. Structured introductions aren’t necessary and she is a great dog-park dog. Whether there’s a rude puppy trying to play with her or a nervous licker saying hello (cough, cough, Noel!), Cindy Lou adjusts to her companions, keeping everyone happy. Her energy level is moderate, but she’s still relatively new to her foster home so as time passes, there’s a good chance the cattledog energy will finally release! Some good play sessions in the yard or a dog park trip are all she needs for exercise at this time.
Meeting new people is a little scary for Miss Cindy; she wants to be friends, but as soon as she’s in reaching distance she darts backwards. Taking it slow with this one and letting her into your space on her terms is how you’ll gain her trust. After a few treat bribes, she warms up 😊 With as super loving and attached as she is, she is still respectful of space and not overly needy.
With a little more work on her confidence and some regular interactions at the dog park, Foster Mom is confident that Cindy Lou will fit in to any home! If you’re looking for that bond with a 4-legged friend, Cindy Lou is ready to give you a chance. Once you gain her trust, she’s all yours!
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