UPDATE FROM HOPE's Foster Mom Mary - Hope is ready to be adopted. She must go to a home with another dog. She is still a little fearful of humans, especially men. Blue has done as much as us in helping Hope learn to "dog". Remember that everything we are exposing Hope to is a brand new experience because she came to rescue from a commercial breeding situtation. All she new was how to have babies without much human connection. She clearly measures her reactions to situations by the other dog- which is why our dog Blue has done a great job helping to teach Hope how to acutally be a "dog". Hope does not like small dogs, cats, and rabbits and we don't think she cares for small children - they likely make her nervous. She no longer tolerates being crated at all. She sleeps on the couch with Blue. She free roams when we are not home. (If she is not home with Blue or another human she will chew furniture, which is why she must have a fur sibling.) Hope needs a physical fence - we think an e-fence would just scare her. She is amazing on a leash. Most of the time it feels like a leash is in your hand without a dog attached. Hope is curious about new people. We allow her to choose who gets pets. It is obvious when she is curious and wants to meet someone and when she is afraid of them. She lays down and sleeps in the bed. She has been to multiple brew pubs now and has had wonderful behavior. She loves to be where her pack is. We took her on a camping trip this weekend and she was great. She rode nicely in the car. We went for so many walks. She went on a five mile hike. She got pets and ate a marshmallow. She sat by the campfire and ate a hot dog. She met other dogs. We learned she does not like getting her feet wet in a lake. She watched us from a tie out when we packed and unpacked. She was so very good all weekend. She's a 6 year old that weighs about 80 lbs and is being fostered in Grand Haven, Michigan. Hope gets along with male and female dogs - She must have another dog in her new home as she'll need another canine to show her the ropes and help with building her confidence. The most important things Hope will need from her new owner will be time and patience as EVERYTHING is a new experience for Hope. What Hope really deserves is a chance for a better life. Hope is a very sweet dog - she will absolutely thrive in a home environment. Kids over 8 would be fine - as long as they understand to take it slowly with Hope. Fenced in yard and a fur-sibling are two musts to adopt Hope.
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