Available Dogs PENNIE (18-042)
PENNIE (18-042) is a sweet 8-year-old lady who is happy to be with you but is also comfortable rolling around in an adjacent room with her toys by herself. She has a long coat that will need regular brushing, which is something she enjoys. Pennie is excellent at returning to you with a “come” command, especially if she thinks you have a treat to offer. However, she needs to be reminded to be “gentle” with hand feeding so she should not go to a home with small children. She is great on a leash and loves walks or longer hikes, and is happy to go right into a water source and lay down during hot weather. She rides well in the car. Pennie enjoys the outdoors and likes to chase squirrels and other small animals or roll around in the grass. She is occasionally playful and will romp and reach to gently grab (your sleeve, hand, etc.) with her mouth. Having sturdy toys available for playing would offer her a chance to have something in her mouth. She is a healthy 85 pounds which suits her long body and tall frame, and she carries herself with pride; a bounce in her step and her banner-like tail held high. Pennie eats quickly and needs a slow feeder bowl so she doesn’t gulp down her food. She prefers people over dogs or other animals, and would do well if she were the only pet in the home. She is house-trained and will hold it long hours if needed, but prefers to have someone home most of the time. Pennie takes a glucosamine supplement to help with some arthritis in her knee. Pennie is a great dog who will be happy with an owner that will pet and cuddle her on the couch or anywhere!