Explorar (aka Scout) is a very sweet girl with a gentle disposition. She is a bit shy and timid, and seems to feel more comfortable with women. A few kind words and gentle touch go a long way, as do tasty treats! She loves other dogs and playing with toys. Explorar has a nice energy level - not too much and not too little. She enjoys walks and hikes as well as mellow moments like sleeping in and morning cuddles. She is also mostly housebroken (only a few accidents since arrival) and is doing very well with crate training. Explorar has been doing great since developing a consistent routine in her foster home. She will need some patience to come out of her shell, once she does she will be your best friend for forever! She likes to follow her people around the house, sticking close, and laying by your feet.
Explorar was rescued from a shelter in El Paso, Texas, where she was born in shelter care at the home of a volunteer - her mother is a golden retriever mix while dad is a mystery man. She had spent the first year of her life living with her litter-mates. This girl has been adjusting very well to all the recent changes! She needs gradual introductions to new things as she can be somewhat fearful of the unknown. She is a submissive pup who has done well with children, dog savvy children (6 and up) or no children would be best.
Explorar will also benefit from a home with another confident dog to help show her the ropes. A home in a country or suburban setting would be ideal, as city life would be too hectic. A home with a fenced yard is highly recommended to help with her transition as she can be nervous on the leash. Explorar will do best in a calm environment to help her feel safe, this new big world can be kind of scary and she needs someone to help show her the way. In return she'll give you her whole heart and devoted loyalty!
Explorar is about a year and a half old, 48lbs, spayed, microchipped and up-to-date on vaccinations. She is currently being fostered in Silver Spring, MD.
Showing her loving side: video 4
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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.