Name: Girlfriend
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Size: Large
Age: Adult
Gender: Female
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Description:
*****COURTESY POST*****  This dog is not in NH yet, but hoping to find an interested family or person in NH.  CCNE will assist with this pup and provide back-up if the dog does not work out in the foster's home for any reason.

Girlfriend is a girl who needs a job.  She wants to be someone's service dog or therapy dog or agility dog or something of the sort. She absolutely loves people and is totally driven by pleasing people. The other most important thing to know about Girlfriend is that she is smart!  She is eager to learn and just so, so smart.  We think she would just be a joy to work with and train, for the right person ready to take on a dog like this.  She is not a super high energy dog, so she's happy to hang out by your side, too.  She is sleek and gorgeous and just about 1 year old now.  Spayed, up-to-date on vaccines, and on flea/tick preventative and heartworm preventative. She came from a home with dozens of dogs on the property and we know she is related to several puppies and a couple adults who have been placed by CCNE in the past several months.  We know her to be about 1/2 German Shepherd, but the rest of her genetic makeup is a mystery.  She's a gorgeous, good girl ready for a dog-savvy, training-loving person to take her to her potential!  She will reward you, we think, by being one of the most incredible dogs you've ever owned.  

Questions can be sent to ross@caninecommit.org and will be forwarded to her foster in MS.

A bit more information that you might find helpful:

YES, this dog is here in New Hampshire.  Canine Commitment does not post any dogs as available until they are here, in NH, and available to meet before committing to adopt.

Canine Commitment has two licensed shelter locations (at our private residences) in the state of NH, abiding by all state and federal import and quarantine laws. We are a 501c3 not-for-profit organization run by volunteers who just want to help save some lives.  

A NOTE ABOUT HOUSETRAINING:  We can tell you about our experience with a dog in our homes and in the fosters' homes down south (prior to arrival in NH).  Please keep in mind that we do this with a lot of pups -- dogs go directly outside when they come out of their crates and usually are not given free range in our homes without supervision.  ANY dog may need time, patience, and consistency to learn your home, your routines, and your expectations of them.  Be patient, buy a bottle of carpet cleaner just in case, and give this new relationship some time and TLC.  Most pups have been in at least three locations prior to going to your home.  They may be confused, unsure of themselves, and looking for cues ... and understanding.  They are living, feeling beings who should not be expected to be perfect instantly. (Sometimes, they are.  Bonus!)

A NOTE ABOUT LEASH WALKING:  In our homes, the pups are in fenced areas. In most cases, volunteers have walked the adult, larger dogs at some point and we have some information from them about the dog's behavior on leash.  Most often, we do not.  Our experience with them on leash is limited to transfers to/from the car, into/out of the vet's office, etc.  Some dogs behave just the way they do in group settings when they are on leash.  Other times, they do not. Do not ask too much of a new, adult dog in your home.  Give them time to adjust before introducing them to other dogs.  Introduce them slowly and with forethought (feel free to ask us for some resources -- we are happy to provide those!).


More questions?  Please check out our Adoption FAQ on our website at www.caninecommit.org.

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Thank you for looking and considering rescue!!!
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