- Adoption Pending
- Age 4 Months
- Sex Female
- Size 20lbs
- Fixed No
- House Trained Yes
- Foster Parent(s) Jo & Paul
Espresso is the sweetest girl! She’s still settling into her foster home. The first few days she stayed more to herself, but as she’s settled in she has sought out more attention. She loves to sit beside you and get petted. She loves to play fetch (mostly brings it back). She still will go into another room and nap on her blanket. She probably didn’t have exposure to a lot of things that puppies normally do, but she’s learning fast and gaining more confidence each day! Espresso will growl when a stranger approaches (more of an alert than aggression) but it takes her all of 5 seconds to figure out that strangers just want to pet her and then she warms up very quickly to them! She has consistently gone potty outside, but also needs to go out pretty often and once in the middle of the night. She is a puppy and needs training as all puppies do. Her new home should be excited about taking her to a puppy training class so that she and her new owner can bond and learn lots of fun things!
More info about Espresso
Other Dogs ▼
She's good with other dogs, but also bossy. We have three dogs, two of which aren't into puppies and she pretty much leaves them alone. We have one dog who loves playing with puppies and she loves to play with him. She seems to always take the dominant position with him which he's fine with. When she's excited she really likes to nip at his heels when he walks, which he's not a huge fan of. It's cute now but won't be cute when she's a big girl! Her foster mom is correcting her when she does this with a quick "uh-uh" and she's taking the correction really well. She would do best if her owner had another dog that likes puppies or someone who is able to take her to a structured puppy playgroup.
TBD but she is a puppy and has sharp puppy teeth. She's not too bad about chewing on your hands or nipping while playing, but she would probably do best with a kid 4-5+
She's still learning about leash walking. Right now she takes the leash in her mouth and wants to walk herself, then play tug of war with the leash. We are working on walking with a toy in her mouth vs the leash.
Where I'm from ▼
Espresso was found as a stray and taken to a shelter in Kansas.