Gypsy in Fort Wayne, IN
Update 2-21-24: We think we have found a home for this pup so aren’t taking more applications for now. Thank you!
Meet Gypsy, the sweetest Blenheim lovebug you could dream of! This affectionate, healthy, outgoing, 2-year-old gal entered rescue as a stray, so we don’t know a lot about her history, but she appears to have been bred and is excited to live the life of luxury as a beloved companion.
She does not know a stranger and will ask for pets and attention from everyone she meets. Although she gets along well with the fur siblings in her foster home, she would enjoy getting ALL the love and attention from her humans or be with other dogs that are laid-back. Playing with other dogs is not her jam so other animals in the home would need to respect that.
This darling gal goes into her crate at night for a few pieces of kibble and will quietly sleep 8 hours, though she would be a fantastic cuddle buddy at night! Gypsy LOVES to train and has mastered recalls, touch (hand targeting), sit, down and stay. She would be an ideal candidate for rally, agility, nose work or therapy dog training.
Gypsy doesn’t have a long coat, so you don’t have to worry about expensive grooming! She is happy to sit in your lap to have her ears cleaned or get her nails trimmed. She just had her teeth cleaned and will need regular teeth brushing and dental care, but that just means more cuddles! She is up to date on all of her vaccines and spayed.
She is a rockstar with potty training. Gypsy will go to the door when she needs to use the restroom and is very consistent. If you have a doggie door, she will easily learn to use it! She prefers a yard with a secure fence so she can sniff all she wants and chase the occasional bird or squirrel, but she does very well on leash and enjoys leashed walks.
Gypsy was a bit food crazy when she came into foster but has since learned that she doesn’t have to worry about a shortage of food and can sit and wait her turn to receive treats and pets! Chewing bully sticks and Vegidents are favorite activities, and she will occasionally chase and chew on a squeaky plush toy, but has never been tempted by shoes or slippers in her foster home.
She prefers to be fed in a puzzle toy because she struggles to pace herself and will need a feeding schedule in a private area if she is with other animals. She’s not a fan of other dogs in her space while eating and will growl at them to voice her insecurity if necessary. Any other dogs must also be on a feeding schedule because she struggles with portion control. She has gained two pounds while in rescue and is now at a healthy weight.
Gypsy likes to bark whenever her foster siblings bark, sometimes barks when she is excited, and will bark at and chase birds, so a home without pet birds would be best. But she is not overly vocal and is generally a confident, well-adjusted gal. Although she is athletic, she does not have extreme energy needs if her mental needs are fulfilled.
Gypsy loves her family so much that she is prone to separation anxiety and will be happiest with companions that are home most of the time or would relish the opportunity to be an office dog! A training plan will be provided to prevent SA in her new home, and she has learned to handle 2-3 hour absences in her foster home well.
Whoever adopts loving Gypsy is a lucky family because she is a delight!
If Gypsy seems like a good fit for you, complete our online application if you haven’t already and then email Sherry Morgan at email@example.com
- Color: Blenheim
- Age: 2 Years
- Weight: 14 lbs
- Sex: Female
- House Training: Excellent
- Health: Excellent but needs regular ear cleaning and dental care
- Temperament: Loving, loyal, happy, outgoing, adaptable
- Recommendations: Happiest as the only dog or with an older/calm dog companion, no pet birds, fence preferred or frequent leashed walks, household with someone home most of the time or that can take her to work
- Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana
- Region: Central
- Special Needs: No