Carmella's full name is Carmella Hugs because she is such a gentle, kind soul. She loves the company of humans and dogs. She loves to curl up beside a cozy human on the couch, and she doesn't even take up too much space.
Most people guess that she is a Boxer mix, but we are really not sure. She has all the traits of a playful teddy bear when at the dog park, and can also lounge quietly with her family when at home.
Carmella is around 3-5 years old, so all the puppy stuff is done, and the best years are still ahead. A perfect age, really. She’s about 75lbs, and she came to us a little bit chubby, so she can stand to loose a little. Now that she's on quality food and getting regular exercise, she's starting to trim down. We’re not certain how she became overweight, since she's not really food driven.
Carmella is currently peacefully sharing her foster home with two other medium sized dogs and should be able to easily join a family with another dog. She can be a little unsure with new dogs, but she is submissive and respectful. Gentle and encouraging leadership is the name of the game when working with Carmella. She'll sit for you and wait patiently for a cookie, or while you're talking to your neighbours, or scooping the poop near a busy street.
She is a joy to walk on leash. Even her itty-bitty foster mom can walk her with two other dogs without being pulled. Carmella is completely house trained and will notify you of her need to go outside with subtle chatter.
Carmella's foster mom does therapy dog work, and believes Carm would be an excellent candidate. How fun and rewarding would it be to have a therapy dog?
She is not currently living with children or cats, so intros would have to be done to be sure she is a good fit for a home with feline friends and/or little humans. She has met babies when out and about and seemed to really enjoy their presence.
A note from Carm's foster mom: "I just got back from the dog beach with the three dogs. Carmella is a sweetheart on the leash; I'm using a martingale collar. Once we got to the park, it was all smiles for sweet Carmella. She loves other dogs and really really loves babies. Carmella sleeps with my teenager son every night and they've built quite a bond."Carmella is a perfect dog ready for the perfect forever home. She is spayed, up to date on her vaccines, heartworm tested (negative) and on heartworm preventative.
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