Age Range: 7 Years
Location: Seattle, WA
The most loving dog we’ve had. Our pup Dakota gives endless love to her owners and is loyal and snuggly. She would love someone who loves to snuggle on the couch right next to her. She needs someone who does not have young children as she cannot handle the chaos of young kids.
She recently bit our 4 year old son on the face after he was getting in her face and making a lot of noise too close to her face. This is the second time she has bit him this year and the first time was a smaller nip. We love this dog but it’s just not the right space for her with us any longer due to our young children wanting to play with her and her not being able to handle it. She has been with us since 2015 before we had children and we thought she would be OK if she grew with the kids but it’s not the case and no longer is safe. We don’t feel it’s fair to keep her kenneled all the time just to distance her from our kids and know she could have a better life with a new owner.
We had her examined by a canine behavioral therapist when our son was one and she determined that Dakota is not an aggressive or dangerous dog, she just gets scared easily. We have the paperwork from this that we can provide.
We adopted her in 2015 when she was about 1-2 years old (they were not sure how old she was at the time). And she took a few days to warm up to my husband and I but the second she did she was the most loving and loyal dog.
With all her love she does have some issues as noted above with children and she’s also afraid of most strangers and does best when at home with her owner. She is crate trained and does well in there when we have guests over or we need to separate her from the kids.
She’s never chewed up one thing in our house and is a very easy dog to take care of in that she doesn’t whine to go outside and holds her pee for a really long time.
She will protect your home if you live alone and want a dog to protect you. She’s never bit a stranger or anyone beside our son but she is very protective is someone came into the home that she didn’t know.
We hope we can find her a new loving home to live out the rest of her years.
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