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Name: Skylar (known as Rosie)
Age: Approximate DOB 11/19/13
Breed: Saint Bernard
Weight: 93 pounds
Dog friendly: Yes, older, respectful kids please!
Cat friendly: No
Kid friendly: Yes
House trained: Yes
Crate trained: Yes
Energy level: Moderate
History: Owner Surrender in KY
Adoption Fee: $450
From the Foster:
Skylar, who is more familiar with the name Rosie, is quite the stereotypical St. Bernard. She's got the fur that needs to be brushed, the lips that like to drool, and the legs and size that can get over just about any fence or gate :) I mean, at 100 lbs - if she wants over a baby gate, she barely needs to hop :) Because of this, if you have a fenced yard I would suggest a 6' fence. She hasn't jumped ours, and doesn't seem to have the desire to, but she is always out there with other dogs. I feel like if she was left outside alone and got bored she would be a fence jumper!
Speaking of dogs, she really does love other dogs and would love a home with another dog, but her play style is one that lacks manners. I don't think she realizes her size so she might come off as intimidating to some which may mean you need to do slower intros depending on your dogs. Also, she sometimes forgets if she needs needs to listen to her humans - we call it 'selective hearing'. If she wants to do something that maybe you are telling her not to, she may or may not be able to hear you! Obedience and manners will need to be worked on in general with her. I don't want to call her 'stubborn'... but.... maybe a little.
At the end of the day, what you're getting with Rosie is a big, sweet, gentle giant who can be very loving and goofy and playful and also a little stubborn and frustrating at times, too - just like any good child, fur or otherwise! She would be a great addition to any family that understands this balance, and will work with her and love her for them!
All dogs are in individual foster homes throughout the Twin Cities.
I f you would like to meet/adopt this animal or anyone else, then please fill out an adoption application at http://secondhandhounds.org/adoption-information/ and the foster(s) will be in touch! Keep in mind that there may be multiple applicants applying for the same animal(s). You only need to complete 1 application for multiple animals that you're interested in.
Note - We change an animal's listing to say "PENDING ADOPTION" when they already had a meet and greet with a family who plans to adopt that animal. We put "NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS" on a listing when an animal has multiple applications in and the foster has asked to stop accepting any more while they review the applications they've already received.
If you would like to be a foster for Secondhand Hounds, then please fill out a foster application, http://secondhandhounds.org/fostervolunteer-information/fostering-101/ You can choose the type of animal you'd like to foster and we will supply everything you need (food, collar, bowls, crate, etc.) while the animal is in your care.
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