|Size:||Medium (21-45 Pounds)|
|Age:||Adult (3 to 8 years)|
Notes & Info
Small Dogs OK! No Kids!
FRESH UPDATE FROM ANISE’S FOSTER:
Anise is housebroken! She will whine if she has to go potty and we’ve only had two accidents in the past three weeks we’ve had her. She is very, very easy. She usually sleeps when left alone and we give her the run of the condo. She doesn’t make noises or a mess. Usually the most time she’d be left alone in a day is 4 hours max. Often times if she’s tired, she’ll go to her crate in the bedroom and sleep, whether she’s home alone or if we are home and she wants to hit the hay early. She will eat pretty much anything we give her. We feed her twice a day, once in the morning and once at night. I feed her a cup of kibble mixed with cubed chicken breast (plain/boiled) in the AM, and ½-3/4 cup kibble at night, also with cubed chicken. I have to supervise night feeding as she will finish my other dog’s food if he doesn’t finish it himself. She is patient though, and will wait for him to walk away before she cleans his bowl. I don’t want to overfeed her so I will remove my other dog’s bowl if he does not want to finish. She is good on the leash and looks up to you expectantly. She usually walks right next to you if not a little bit ahead. The only issue with her is that she will sometimes lean on you or walk and stop right in front of your feet, almost causing you to trip. Due to her leaning, we have to hold the leash arms distance away our bodies to ensure we don’t trip over her. We think it’s possible she may have poor eyesight, hence why she leans and goes on high alert when she sees other people or dogs across the street. For example, this morning I was about 50 feet in front of her with my dog and she didn’t break her high alert stance until I spoke out to her. She is not destructive at all. She does like to use her nails to climb up on the couch or bed, though, so we are training her not to climb onto things. Otherwise, she is one of the most mellow and easy dogs to care for that we’ve ever had as a foster. So far, it seems she doesn’t really know how to play with toys. She knows she likes the soft monkey we give her, but after a few squeezes she just drops it. She doesn’t know what to do with a tennis ball. She does love rawhides or anything she can chew, i.e. dental chews, bully sticks, etc. She would probably make a good running or hiking companion but we haven’t tried it yet as she has only very recently healed from her ACL surgery. What she truly loves is to lick your face until the cows come home. We haven’t witnessed her try to run yet, but she can move quickly if she wants to! 7. How much exercise are you giving him and how much do you think he needs? Due to her healing ACL, we only do 4 short walks a day, about 5-10 min each. We can probably up the ante now that she’s no longer limping. I would like to try taking her on a mild hike or a longer walk/jog to see how she does, but I don’t want to aggravate her injury. We will wait until after her vet approves of more physical activity. Fortunately with these short walks a day, she doesn’t seem over excited/bored/restless so I think her personality is generally very mellow. As long as her vet approves, she probably needs 30-60 min of activity a day (including walks), and can handle more from time to time. She doesn’t whine or cry during the rides, but she is definitely not comfortable with it yet. She doesn’t jump into the car willingly and we have to pick her up and put her in the dog bed (donut bed) when we go for a ride. She will lay in the bed and not move until we pick her up and put her on the ground after the ride is over. I think it’s actually nice that she doesn’t climb around or pace in the car, but I do want to ensure she’s not terribly afraid.
Anise displayed some aggression toward other dogs a few days after we started fostering her. She is loving toward my dog at home (~18 lb Chi/Shiba mix) but goes on high alert when she sees other dogs – tail up, ears perked, brow furrowed, etc. She has physically attacked other dogs at adoption events when they got too close for her comfort or walked behind her. She’s bitten about 3-4 dogs in the face as a result of her aggression, but she seems to be improving. I believe her defensiveness may have resulted from her injured state, paired with prior bad experiences and possibly exacerbated by poor eyesight. Now, when she goes on high alert, we try to calm her down and snap her out of it. At the past two weekend adoptions, senior volunteers have reported that she’s been more relaxed.
WE LOVE ANISE!!!!!!!!!!
It’s going to be really tough to see her go, but I’m sure she’ll get adopted super fast once she’s ready to show!
Anise is so loving that nothing fazes her positive attitude. She was pulled with a horribly infected uterus and torn ACL, but you would never know meeting her. All she wants is to give and receive love! Female, adult, Staffie blend, approx. 32 lbs. Pulled from the East Valley Shelter.