born ~May 2017
Meet Miss meadow! How adorable is this itty-bitty-pitty puppy!? Meadow is only about 10lbs right now but rapidly growing. She’ll likely top out in the low 50’s since she is only about 2 months old.
Talk about a confident pup – Meadow is instant friends with everyone, and I mean EVERYONE, the instant she meets them. She doesn’t require soft introductions and would do great at the dog park once she is old enough and has had all of her shots. Puppies as young as she are too susceptible to serious diseases, so it’s important she is only playing with healthy dogs that you know are up to date on their vaccines. Literally nothing scares this gal; fireworks going off in the backyard was entertainment for her! She followed her foster siblings around, absorbing their confidence and learning the ropes.
Housebroken? Nope. Crate trained? Nope. She’s two months old people! On the plus side, she does sleep through the night which is super unusual for such a youngster. But as soon as she wakes up, you’d better take her straight out to the yard or you’ll have a little mess to clean up! Meadow has pee pads in her crate during the day and uses them up. She is doing much better at going in her crate on her own and learns a lot from the other dogs she lives with. She will sleep in her crate if there are other dogs around her doing the same thing. If she is put in by herself, we have a bit of a puppy spaz attack as she does not like to be left alone and tends to vocalize it. But she’s made immense progress! At this point in time, Miss Meadow has not been around cats; most cats are probably larger than her, so I can’t imagine it’d be too ugly.
Meadow thoroughly enjoys chew toys and play time with her doggy roommates. Thankfully, she focuses her teething habits on bones rather than non-dog toys. She does have a tendency to carry off shoes… but outside of that she is pretty good. But man oh man is she a hoarder! Every dog toy that exists in the house will end up in a pile on her dog bed, guaranteed! With being so young, she has a conk-out button. She is quite the little active diva, always looking for a play partner and chewing on something. There is absolutely no fear of jumping in a wrestling match with the big dogs. Meadow will go from 100 to zero in seconds, and is out for her power puppy naps. Right now, play time with other dogs is plenty of exercise. As she gets older, she may require some more structured stimulation.
If you have the time and patience to train and praise a cutie-pa-tutie, Meadow is waiting for you. She might be a bit needy and has figured out how to lap nap which is now her only napping space if available. But you can’t resist that little face! Her playful banter will make you smile, watching a 10lb puppy think she’s already 50lbs, jumping in with the big guys, dueling it out like nobody’s business. Meadow would do best in a home with another dog since she’s so dependent on her 4-legged siblings to figure things out. That will help teach her that the crate is a safe space and get her acclimated faster.
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