Joy is a 2 year old female Cross-Breed. She is currently in Harrogate. This pretty girl is a” JOY” to be around. She is described as a sweet-natured playful girl who attracts a lot of attention due to her beautiful looks! Joy is very food driven and responds well to training treats, but is constantly on the look for food when out and about!
Joy is always pleased to see people she knows and is happiest around people she trusts. Joy has lots of energy and loves chasing a ball or a stick and loves her long walks. If she finds food on a walk, she can display guarding behaviors. Joy is looking for an understanding and patient home that can dedicate a lot of time for an active dog like Joy and work on her training and boundaries.
Joy generally does like people and can be stroked with no issues. However, Joy can be wary of some men and at times be reactive, with this in mind, Joy would be better suited to a home with older dog-savvy children. Joy is great with other dogs but tends to prefer dogs that are her own size. Joy can potentially share her new home with another dog with slow and sensible introductions. Due to guarding behaviors, Joy would have to be fed separately. Joy currently lives with a cat, however, she tries to chase it, and for this, she will require a cat-free home. Joy wears a collar, lead and harness with no issues.
Joys love her long walks and can be unsettled if she is not tired out. Joy is very prey driven on walks, therefore she is at her best on routes where she can run around with no other animals around e.g. enclosed park. Joy’s recall is good and she responds well to a whistle – as long as she does not get the scent of another animal. Fostering a rescue dog is not something to take on lightly, they need full commitment and a lot of work and patience to allow them to blossom.
There may be many challenges to overcome so please ensure full dedication before applying. Joy is fully toilet trained. Joy does not make use of a crate. Joy sleeps well overnight downstairs. Joy no longer displays destructive behaviors within the home. Joy can be left for up to 4 hours with no issues.
Please understand this could change in a new environment. Joy is very happy to be in the car. Joy’s current home is willing to assist with transporting her if required. We always advise sensible and slow introductions to family members and other pets.