Available Dogs

Romina

  • Cattle dog(?) mix,
  • female,
  • 6 years,
  • 26 lbs.

Romina (“Ro”) is the perfect combination of large and small. She has a lap dog’s sensibility in that she is infinitely affectionate, doting and kind — and can curl up quite small next to you on the couch! She also has a bigger dog’s body shape and agility; the girl can RUN and jump remarkably high! Ro is a quiet girl who desperately wants to be loved. Light on her feet, she’s not once barked in her foster family’s home. Truly. Not once! She was a stray for some time, so she does still have a bit of residual anxiety about the world. However, in the handful of weeks she’s been a domestic dog again, she has shown more interest in being part of the home each day. Her anxiety mainly shows itself in a desire to find and hold onto one or two “safe spots” like a couch or chair. When she feels a bit unsure about a sound or activity, she will default to that spot. She can be successfully lured away with a bit of kibble, however, and only needs time to rebuild confidence. A home with a canine buddy who can show her that she’s in a safe place will allow that confidence to blossom more quickly! Ro will also be readily (and easily) lifted or taken by leash to any place you’d prefer her to be. When she is out on a walk, she will herd you and repeatedly check that you are there, but this habit wanes as she becomes more comfortable and interested in the world (she doesn’t pull and is otherwise amazing on a leash!) She’s even good in the car. Romina has been left alone at home multiple times for a series of hours without any complaint or issue. At bedtime, she would prefer to den near you, in a crate or a quiet corner bed on the floor. Quick to attach to her “people”, Ro is a “girl’s girl” in that she gravitates to women first, but she warms up to men just fine. She will make a wonderful pet for just about anyone and does well with older kids who aren’t rambunctious. She also loves to goof around with other dogs similar in size! The home where Ro lands will need a fenced in yard — since her time as a stray and a high prey drive for bunnies could set off her wanderlust. Besides that, all Miss Romina needs is love and kindness from her forever people.