Folks, we would like to introduce Arkie, a gentle soul who is waiting for many belly rubs.
Part Catahoula x Wolfhound, Arkie (aka The Arkster) is a very people oriented dog, who loves to hang around with her owners. She is interested in whatever is going on around the home, she is into treats, belly rubs and just wanting to be with her people. She has a lovely nature and is just looking for lots of love. Her beautiful nature and loving eyes will make your heart melt in an instance.
She is a food oriented lady. She understands basic commands, and has developed some good manners over the last few weeks but needs some more training. Arkie is aceing waiting patiently for her food, sitting at the gate or back door, and not entering the kitchen unless invited. She is house trained, and indicates when she needs to go out for her toilet.
Arkie really loves her walks and has small doses of the zoomies followed by some serious power napping in a sunny spot in the garden. She would definitely suit an active family. Her recall and lead work needs improvement. She tends to strut it out to start with and then gradually relaxes into decent walking. She is not into balls or sticks but definitely an avid sniffer. If sniffing was an Olympic sport Arkie would win hands down. As much as she is a power napper she is a very athletic dog so she would also benefit from a backyard with plenty of room to investigate and secure, high fences.
Arkie is like a little shadow. Her preference is to be with her people or outside but within eyesight. She often checks in to see where you are. I would recommend changing her name to Velcro. Even though she is a younger lady, she also loves to nap, she knows that her day bed is hers, and will take herself off to her crate at night. She loves having her pj’s put on and is eager to be tucked in and said goodnight to.
The Arkster would suit a quieter home, with people who are active. She does like company so would ideally be somewhere where people are around often. Arkie can be slightly nervous in new situations and when loud unexpected noises occur although is definitely more relaxed whilst she has been in foster care. She is not a super huge fan of other doggers but has lived with one other dog before coming into foster care. She is submissive and not aggressive when meeting her fellow four legged friends but prefers the company of the two legged variety. She is a good balance of play and loves cuddles, pats, wrestles and did I mention belly rubs?
What I do know is that it will be hard for anyone not to fall in love with this beautiful little lady with her infectious nature and loving eyes.