July 3rd, 2020


Rosie is thought be around 2.5 years old. Her DNA was tested and is Border Collie, Doberman Pinscher, Great Pyrenees, and a mix of some other things. Her current owner can transfer her Embark profile to the new family upon adoption. Rosie was adopted from the Second Chance Program in January. Not very much was known about Rosie, and she is looking for a special home with experienced adopters, no children, and no cats.

Rosie is a life-long companion and extremely loyal. She loves dipping her feet in the river, doing some zoomies in the grass or sand, playing games that test her mind, and cuddling! Her favorite place to be is right by your side, including cuddling under a blanket on the couch and spooning you to fall asleep at night. She is very workable and eager to please. Rosie is VERY smart and knows many commands and can learn many more.

Rosie is a sensitive girl and has barrier reactivity towards dogs. When she gets to meet dogs, she is timid and soft, at least until she warms up to them and deems them safe. Her current placement has worked on this for the past 6 months. She has had a recent behavioral assessment by a CPDT-KA trainer. Upon evaluation, it is determined that Rosie would do best in a home that is somewhat rural and has fenced space for Rosie to get her exercise without relying on walks in urban areas and busy hiking trails. Her humans should be gentle and soft-spoken in nature to match Rosie’s sensitive nature. It would be ideal for Rosie to be with someone who isn’t gone long work hours. She needs stability in her environment to work on her confidence. Rosie would benefit from having a calm dog companion to help her confidence and how the world works, ideally an adult male dog.

Rosie is fully vetted (including negative heartworm test) and spayed. She is on a prescription diet due to a sensitive stomach and the current regimen is working well, but can be tweaked with to see if there is any wiggle room or weening from the rx diet.

Please, only gentle and effective positive reinforcement methods. No e-collars (including invisible fencing), pinch collars, choke collars, “alpha role” or “balance training”, etc is allowed for Rosie.

Her rehoming fee is $200 and her current owner will fully reimburse this fee upon completion/proof of behavior modification training re: reactivity. Process: Potential adopters will fill out an application, meet Rosie at least once, and complete an adoption contract upon approval.

Rosie can’t wait to be your new best friend and loyal companion! Contact Corynn at corynnbernhardt@gmail.com 


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