Dakota is looking for a family that is willing to exclusive with her. She doesn't want to share her people with other dogs (or cats). Other dogs, frankly, scare the heck out of her and she's learned that if she barks and lunges and carries on that she can scare them too and they leave her alone. This is a big success in Dakota's mind! Dakota and her fosters are attending a dog-dog socialization class at The Canine Coach where Dakota is learning that not all dogs are scary.
The dog park is not going to be Dakota's idea of a good time, but playing fetch -- and catch -- in the backyard definitely is. Check out her moves from her photo shoot with Sarah. She was leaping all over the place catching frisbee. Saying that a dog "doesn't like other dogs" can throw up a lot of red flags for potential adopters, but there are a lot of families out there who just don't "do" the dog park and doggy playdates -- not because their dog wouldn't enjoy it, but because it just doesn't work in their schedule for whatever reason. The dog park is too far away, it's easier to talk a walk out the front door than get in the car and drive to the dog park, you love your own dog, but several dogs racing around you is not your idea of a good time, you don't know anyone else with a friendly dog to play with, etc. Whatever the reason -- just keep in mind that there are a lot of dogs that live full, happy lives without other dog friends. Dakota would prefer to be a loner when it comes to dogs, and that's OK.
Dakota doesn't attend our adoption events, but she would love to meet you one-on-one where she can really show off her sweet personality. If you're interested in meeting Dakota, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photos courtesy of Sarah Beth Photography.
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