DOB: November 2016
Weight: 8.10 KG
Needs: Quiet & Calm Home
Likes: Snuggles ~ Walks ~ Play ~ Sleep ~ Repeat
Would Love: A Home with a dog of similar size and age so she can play. Also as a fenced back yard so she can get her zoomies out every day!!
U Must Have: Patience. She’s shy of new things
Requires: Grooming every 4-6 weeks
Kids: No Kid Home Please
Cats: Good with Cats we were told
Quirks: Scared of new people and dogs so will bark to tell everyone she is big and scary. Takes time to warm up and feel safe.
Write up from Foster Home:
Hershey has been a joy to have as a foster – she is a gentle, loving 5-year-old mini labradoodle who loves to play. She would make a great addition to a family or couple who have a similar sized pup for her to play with. She loves playing with toys and knows all the basic commands plus “give me five” and “roll over.” She is an excellent listener when she is required to be re-directed.
Hershey can be fearful of new people, showing her fear by barking and growling but will soon warm to everyone after a few minutes. Hershey is fully house trained and will let you know when she needs to go out by standing at the door. She does have a bit of an issue with excitable piddling when you return home to greet her. I have found that the best way to treat this is to send her right outside as soon as you return. She gets extremely excited when you return home, even if it’s only been an hour! In her excitement she jumps and spins around so would not be suitable for a family with young children. She is not aggressive but when she is excited can nip at your clothing if she gets too amped up.
She enjoys going on several walks a day and likes longer hikes in the forest on the weekends. She walks well on a leash and would benefit from wearing a harness rather than a collar as she tends to pull a little when she is in a new area she has never been. She can be a little vocal when we are on walks if another person and dog are approaching but is easily redirected with a quick “Shshshsh”. Treats are also a good distraction! 🙂 She is good in the car in her kennel but will whine a little if the drive is taking longer than she likes.
Hershey is kennel trained and has no problem sleeping in a kennel at night but would really love to sleep with her people if she had a choice! She will follow you all around the house from room to room and would benefit from having someone home with her, at least part of the time or a doggie companion to keep her company.
Hershey’s breed is such that she requires regular grooming to keep her coat tidy and mat free. She came to us as a big fluff ball and although cute to look at she feels much better (and cooler) with a shorter haircut.