Energy Level 4 - Needs 1 hour of a mixture of off-leash playtime and or mental stimulation every day.
Hi! I'm Cassowary. I am named after the Cassowary, a dinosaur bird that is native to the tropical forests of New Guinea.
I'm a very sweet, playful girl and guessed to be a 11-month-old mix. My foster mom likes to call me Happy because I am always in a good mood, and I will probably put you in a happy state of mind. I currently weigh 45 lbs. I am a happy energetic girl, I would love to go on long hikes, camping and back yard fun with my family. I am great with humans and dogs, but I think I would be too much for little kids because I can get excited easily. I love meeting new people, and dogs, watching the deer in my foster mom’s backyard. I am a very gentle player. My foster mom thinks I’m close to perfect!
So far in my foster home, I am…
- Good in the crate; I will walk right into my crate and relax BONUS: I don’t make a peep in the crate
- i know basic commands such as sit, paw and down
- Doing all my business outside; I will ring a bell at the back door when I need to go outside
- Happy to meet all people….even giving some hugs and kisses
- I love taking walks to burn off some of my energy
- I sit for my meals
- Love playing with my toys and chewing on bones
- I would love to go on hikes, but I could use some leash training
- I will sit nicely in front of you if you have a treat in your hand. I am learning how to gently take treats, especially small ones
I am in search of my new forever family. Is that you? If so, apply today!
All adult dogs, cats, and kittens are altered prior to adoption. Puppies too young to be altered at the time of adoption must be brought to our partner vet in Ashland, VA for spay or neuter paid for by Operation Paws for Homes by 6 months of age. Adopters may choose to have the procedure done at their own vet before 6 months of age and be reimbursed the amount that the rescue would pay our partner vet in Ashland.
This dog's bio is based off the experiences of the foster and/or volunteers of OPH as well as any information that we received from the shelter or previous owner. This is very important because it means that while they may act one way in the foster’s home, you may experience something different in your home.