Timber is such a lovely dog. The kind that sees you’re a little sad, or in need of a good cuddle, and will come and look at you with puppy dog eyes and climb up for a big lap dog cuddle. She loves being loved and adores being praised. She is food motivated too and so training is a breeze. She currently lives in a country setting and loves her walks in forested trails and romping in the fenced in yard. After a good walk, at night she likes to curl up on a dog bed or your lap, and just be near you. If you have time for a cuddle or belly rub, she’s ready to oblige. And in the morning, when you wake up, she will jump up on the bed to lovingly and enthusiastically say good morning! She has such a sweet personality and really makes sure you know she loves you!
The tricky thing about Timber is she really hates it when you leave. Timber cries and cries when left, and works herself up, drooling and pacing and even barking. She is currently on medication which is helping her curb these symptoms a bit, but we are seeking a home for Timber where she will not have to be left often and especially not for a full workday. She definitely wants a home where she can be with her people most of the time – as this is where she is happiest of all and is an easy going dog by her people’s side. When visitors come over, she does need some work on her enthusiasm, as she does sometimes think everyone that drops by is coming only for her and definitely wants to cuddle and love them for every second they are there. What a girl!
Timber has met many people and seems to enjoy saying hello to everyone, kids included. She hesitates a bit with big men wearing glasses, hats or hoodies but is definitely eager to be friends if they speak nicely and even more so when treats are involved! She leans in and wants to be loved by all of the humans in the room. She adores her walks and although she pulls initially out the door, she improves along the way. She might bark at bouncy dogs when she first sees them on leash, so it is best to avoid leashed meet-ups, but she does live with a few friendly similar sized dogs and she loves playing chase in the yard. In fact, she loves the company of other dogs so much that she is requesting a friendly buddy in her home. Her foster mom has fostered quite a few dogs and really wishes Timber could stay forever because she is such a wonderful dog, but she knows that Timber would be so much happier in a home where her person can be with Timber more often.
She is such a wonderful dog that deserves a wonderful family.
- Breed: Shepherd Mix
- Sex: Female
- Age: 3 yrs. old
- Size: Large
- Colour: Beige / White
- Spayed/Neutered: Yes
- Stage: Available
- Dogs: Yes, Timber would love a similar sized friendly dog in the home to play with!
- Cats: Unknown
- Kids: Friendly meeting kids so visiting kids would be fine. To live with, 12+ might be ideal.
- Housing Type: Detached only where barking when left is okay. A country home would be so lovely.
- Fenced in Yard: Yes, please! Preference given.
- Special Needs: Someone home more often. She is on medication (about $30 per month) because being left alone is so hard on Timber and the medication helps reduce her stress when left. This will not be needed as much (or possibly at all) with someone home.