Pippi is such a beautiful girl with a lovely nature – she’s a medium-sized dog, with a very large heart and a lot of love to give!
She is looking for a loving forever home where she can be with her humans as much as possible – she really does love to snuggle! She is currently sharing her home with a one-year-old male dog and they have been getting along fine – though they do play quite boisterously together. Pippi shares her cuddles with two children aged 9 and 12 – they all adore each other!
We tested Pippi being “home alone” for a few hours at a time, and she was pretty happy chillin’ on the couch until her people get back home (she currently has access to both inside and outside the house while we are away). She would suit being a single dog in a home as long as she wasn’t alone for more than a few hours each day, and has daily exercise/playtime. She would also be happy to have a male canine playmate of a similar breed / size who can match her zest for life and share in the joy of zoomies to burn off some energy together.
Food isn’t a big motivator for Pippi, but she’ll happily sit for a treat and waits patiently while you wipe her paws if she’s muddy or wet. She’s a very polite eater, doesn’t gobble her food and has shown no signs of guarding food. Her foster brother has stolen treats from her a couple of times and she wasn’t fazed by this at all.
Pippi is a VERY strong girl and will need someone who can handle this strength on walks – she does pull quite a bit, particularly at the start of the walk. She doesn’t listen very well to commands while out walking (ie “sit” before crossing a road) so could definitely do with continued training in this area (we are doing our best while she’s with us!)
Although she gets on well with her foster brother, she can be quite reactive to other dogs while out and about and would need slow introductions to any dogs that you would want her to socialise with.
She has the cutest “smile” which she greets each of us with every morning and whenever we get home. It looks like she’s snarling, but it’s actually her happy face, it’s so cute!! She’s a smart cookie and has taught herself how to open doors with lever handles and we’ve recently discovered she can jump quite high, so will definitely need 6ft fencing.
Overall, Pippi is a very calm and well-mannered dog. She doesn’t generally jump or bark at visitors and just wants to get close to you for some TLC as soon as you park yourself on the couch – she’s probably one of the soppiest dogs you could meet!