born ~July 2017
Introducing Noel! She’s basically your good ol’ mutt with a little lab here, a little whippet there, a little beagle everywhere? But who cares about a breed when you get a sweet face like that 😊 At only 21lbs, this pup is ALL legs! She’s still young and will probably top out in the low 40’s.
Not all dogs can live cordially with cats, but Noel can! She is basically terrified of them, so there won’t be any chasing, cornering, or other not-cool-for-cat activities. As a super duper submissive dog, she gets along with all new 4-legged friends – she’s just a bit cowardly with her tail tucked (but wagging!), nervous kisses and crouching to let them introduce themselves. Her belly goes straight up in the air as she rolls over, giving her new friends a chance to sniff her out. She tends to get stepped on because of this, so playing with a few friends at a time is fine, but she’s still getting used to the free-for-all dog parks. Once she is comfortable, she gets super excited to see her doggy friends and runs at them, full force, with no brakes whatsoever! Noel is a happy, wiggly, lovey-dovey puppy who will always be able to make you smile! When meeting new people, Noel does best when there’s a confident pup to show her that they’re friendly, then she becomes their best friend!
Considering she is only about 7 months old, it’s pretty awesome that Noel is housebroken and understands where to potty. Having a fence would be best since she is not used to pottying on a leash. While she’s working really hard on her leash skills, it still takes a lot of encouragement for her to tag along. Noel is crate trained! That’s where she gets fed, so she’s learned the crate is her safe space. You’ll catch her putting herself down for a nap in there as well, or sprint to it excitedly knowing that a treat is to follow! While home alone and at night, Noel keeps her crate clean and dry.
Noel has proven to be a quick and eager learner. When a dog snaps at her to back off, she does. If a pup wants to share their toys with her, she will happily join in on the fun! Chasing toys is her favoritest thing in the whole wide world and she just loves flaunting them around, enticing her doggy friends. Hoarding toys is also a hobby of hers – she takes literally all the toys she can find (and junk mail that’s fallen on the ground, as well as laundry that has not been picked up) and stacks them in a crate. Not in her crate, a separate crate where she lies on them, chewing and cuddling with it all! She knows where her crate is and runs straight in when it’s time for bed. She’s still young so she is learning to keep all 4 on the floor when Foster Mom gets home and she has some of those typical puppy rude mannerisms, but the wheels are turning!
If you’re looking for an incredibly sweet puppy who learns quickly, Noel is perfect. She’s still a little timid and learning to build her confidence, but she’s oh so excited to keep at it! Noel loves spending time with other dogs and is not needy to her humans. She either needs another pup in the home to help with building her confidence and having a fenced in yard would make it much easier to continue with her housebreaking since she’s still uncomfortable on a leash. If you can provide at least one of those options, she’ll be a great new family member 😊
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