Adoption in Progress
Female, 1 year, Chihuahua/Parson Russell terrier X, 24 lbs
Hi, my name is Farrah. My foster mom says I am the cutest little love bug out there. Don't be fooled by my initial shyness, underneath my unsureness is a spunky goofball with a playful spirit. My foster mom says with some love, patience and of course, treats, I warm up to my people in no time. My foster mom says, that the way to my heart is through play, I love to play with toys, balls, anything really! I absolutely love my furry dog foster sister, she is much bigger than me (lab mix) but she shows me how to be confident and have fun, we love to play play, play all day long. I love love love dogs, my foster mom has introduced me to a handful of dogs of all shapes and sizes and I politely greet them all and love to play with whoever is willing. Sometimes on walks, I can get a little excited to see other dogs which is shown through a bark and grumble or two, in my fashion of saying hello.... Did I mention how much I love dogs? My foster mom ignores my behavior, and then tells me to "leave it" and I willingly say farewell to my distant friend and keep on walking. I can be a bit shy of new things and new circumstances, the world can be a bit scary for me, but with some reassurance, patience, and time my foster mom thinks I will come around in no time. I do tend to have a puppy spirit; I am curious about well... everything. If there is something I shouldn't be doing (like dispersing shoes throughout the house), my foster mom just gives me a quick verbal correction ("no, Farrah, that's not yours") and directs me to something I am allowed to have (a toy or bone, my favorite things). I am a very quick learner and I truly just want to be the best girl I can be and make my humans happy. I would love to have another dog friend in the house to play and cuddle with, my foster cat sister is so interesting I love to try and play with her at all hours of the day, she doesn't seem to feel the same way - in this case, I would do well with a dog savvy cat and some help from my humans to learn how to appropriately behave around my feline friends.
I do well in my crate and especially love it when I get a stuffed kong to nibble on. If I sleep in my kennel at night, it takes me a few minutes to settle down, in other words, I am explaining to the humans (through initial howls and whines) that I would rather be snuggled up in bed with them for all night long cuddles. I am learning that I am supposed to do my 'business' outside, every once in a while I forget, but overall I am learning this very quickly with some positive encouragement!
I absolutely love to go for walks, my foster mom takes me for a walk at least once a day. I don't love to have my collar and harness put on just yet, I tend to shy away and hide but I am learning that once I have these funny things on, it means I get to go for a walk! I walk very well on a leash and I just love walks as it helps me to see the world, and understand my new life in Canada, and my foster mom says it burns some of my puppy energy!
I have met a few kids on walks, but just like any new human I meet, I am a bit shy at first. My foster mom says that I do not have a mean bone in my body, I can be submissive when unsure, so maybe kids wouldn't be so bad once I warm up to them and even better if they wanted to play with me all day long!
At first, the car was scary for me but now I don't mind it some much, especially when I see my foster sister and how much she just loves car rides, I think I will love car rides too! My foster mom says I would do well with a moderately active family as I do have medium-high energy, aka we will both be happier with some fresh air outside!
If you would love a friend, to cuddle, play with and make you laugh all day long, (I am a character, you will see) then I am your girl, I promise with some TLC I will be your very best friend!
Farrah is being fostered in Calgary.