Adopt Daisy a Black - with White Labrador Retriever / Mixed Breed (Large) /
Daisy / F / Approximately. 5 yrs / 72 pounds / Labrador Mixture / Toronto Meet Daisy! Daisy is a adorable wise soul, who needs a specific family to expose her true potential. She is currently in training with her devoted foster Mom, and will need to continue in her forever home. She is loyal, loving but sensitive, and likely being moved around a lot in her life has added to her insecurities. To set her up for success, Fetch & Releash will be donating her adoption charge to her ongoing training and rehabilitation. Daisy is described by her foster mom as independent, highly intelligent, wonderful, stubborn, and playful. When she is really excited or wants your attention, she will bunny hop in your direction then just sit there and stare at you and wait patiently. If it were up to Daisy she would hike on trails exploring and play fetch all day, every day! She will even entertain herself by chasing her favorite ball or sleep while you work in the most awkwardly endearing position. With people she has built trust and a bond with, Daisy will be extremely friendly and attentive. With new people, Daisy will need more support to feel confident and relaxed. She has expressed some behaviours that lead us to believe she was not properly supported and advocated for during social interactions prior to coming into our care, and will need a family committed to advocating for her to ensure success longterm. She will often approach people with a wagging tail, but then quickly find herself overwhelmed. Due to this it is important greetings are kept to a min with people, until she is given adequate time to decompress in her environment. She would benefit from muzzle training to remove any risk of injury and ensure Daisy’s success. On leash, Daisy is highly reactive to other dogs, dependent on their energy. Given she is overweight (but working on it!) and powerful when focused, she will require a strong and experienced handler to correct her if need be during these scenarios. Her foster is currently working with her by using "leave it & focus" while continuing the motion of walking to control her reactions and emotions. She particularly doesn’t like high energy small dogs, and in all scenarios will require her handler to be 1 step ahead at all times. To reduce the chance of an extreme reaction, it will be important for her owner to understand her triggers and her signs of building stress before she reacts to ensure she is her happy go lucky prancing self, calm and focused on her leader. Daisy is not suitable to attend dog parks. Daisy will need a structured environment, and a family willing to set boundaries in the home. She is extremely intelligent, and has even figured out a push button cabinetry to gain entry to the garbage. She will need positive reinforcement and consistent supervision in a new environment to ensure she understands expectations. She responds very well to food, cucumber, liver treats and high pitched “yes” as a reward. Her house manners are a work in progress, but is responding really well to correction and redirection. Daisy’s foster is working on crate training, but Daisy does better with free reign as long as there is no food to get into. She is currently getting a min of three walks a day (at least one decompression walk) and will need a family with the commitment and resources to continue this exercise routine. She is on the higher side of medium energy, so she would greatly benefit from daily mental enrichment to ensure her success. She also is nice at reading your energy level and will often sleep when you are resting or play with her ball when you are working or cooking - she is quite the mirror. Given she receives adequate opportunities to use the washroom, Daisy is fully house broken. Daisy’s ideal family would be patient, have dog experience, and a nice understanding of dog body language and behaviour. She will need a calm and balanced leader, and need to be the only dog in the home. Due to some of the behaviours she is working on, she is to be in a home without kids. Daisy is suitable for any living, provided it is quiet and a decompressing safe space for her. However, ideally she would love a house in a quiet neighbourhood where she can relax during the day and on walks. Regardless of applicants' dog experience, Daisy will need to attend private training sessions with a Fetch & Releash approved trainer, as a requirement of her adoption. If you are interested in adopting Daisy please fill out an application at https://www.fetchandreleash.ca/dog-adoption/ Daisy’s adoption charge is $575. To learn more about our adoption charges and process, please visit our FAQs at https://www.fetchandreleash.ca/faq/.
September 15 on Adopt-a-Pet.com