|Personality:||Happy-Go-Lucky, Shy, Nervous|
|In foster Home:||Yes|
|Crate Trained:||Yes, not necessary|
|Kid-Friendly:||Yes – All ages, raised with an infant|
|Origin:||Owner Surrender (Military Deployment)|
Scarlett is a 5.5 year old Doberman. She was born on July 4th, 2011. Her owners are a military family and are unfortunately unable to bring her to their next duty station where Dobermans are not allowed. Scarlett has been with the family since she was a puppy and was rescued from a bad situation at a puppy mill when she was 10 weeks old. This was a very difficult decision for the couple who have owned her her entire life but out of respect for the dog they decided to enlist us to help them find her a home.
Scarlett lived with a Yorkie her whole life and does well with other dogs. The owners also have a 16 month old daughter that Scarlett does well with, with supervision (of course). She has also done well at family gatherings with nieces and nephews of varying ages 6 months-10 years. Scarlett would do best in a home no cats as she does not understand that they do not always want to be her friend. A fenced yard is a plus!
FORMER OWNER REPORT
Scarlett is a very friendly, kind dog. Although she can initially be nervous around strangers, especially men, upon proper introduction she loves people and loves nothing more than being around her family as much as possible. When introducing new people to the house make sure she sees you let them in and being friendly to them. She may take 10-15 minutes to warm up to men especially, and she may growl as she walks up to smell the person, but she has never shown actual aggression during an introduction. She is housebroken and will bark and whine at the door she is accustomed to going out of. She is used to going out by herself in a fenced yard, or accompanied on a leash if no fence. She also will bark or whine at her food or water bowl when at meal times or when she is thirsty.
She is very good with children, with supervision (all dogs should be supervised around children). We have a 16 month old, and she has also regularly been around school aged children. She is very patient and does not show aggression when our daughter goes near her toys, bones, or food. She may move suddenly and try to get away if she is tired of the attention from the toddler and wants to be left alone.
She has lived with a Yorkie her whole life and would love the company of another dog, but she does not do well with cats.
She is not a chewer unless she is extremely bored or nervous and does not having anything appropriate to distract her. She has stayed at kennels and boarding facilities while we were out of town and always has a good time. We receive very positive reviews from the boarding facility staff when we pick her up. She is very high energy when she is not exercised properly. She would do best with walks every day, a big yard to play fetch, and trips to the dog park. She will steal unattended food that she can reach. We do not crate her when we leave the house, but we she enjoys hanging out in her crate and treats it as her own little house. She is a huge sweetheart and softy and would be very happy to play all day and then cuddle with her people all night.