Breed: English Pointer/English Setter Mix
Sex, Female, spayed
Age: 10 months
Good with other dogs: Yes
Good with cats: Not sure
Good with kids: Good with children over 6 years old
Crate Trained: Yes
Health: Very good
This is Miss Zoe!
Zoe is an adorable, very energetic, friendly, loving 10-month-old, spayed, 42lb English Pointer mix. As a young puppy, she was rescued from a shelter in OH but now enjoys the indoor life and has adjusted very nicely. She is best friends with her two-year-old fur sibling and enjoys meeting other dogs. She also LOVES the children in the family, and she might prefer them to the adults!
This beautiful girl is looking for an active home. She has lots of puppy energy and would love to be your hiking partner, camping friend, and all-around sidekick. We believe that Zoe would also enjoy trying out agility or any active activity. Mental stimulation games will also be essential to keep this girl challenged. She is easy to train as she is very food motivated!
When Zoe arrived at her foster she had two training sessions with a professional trainer where they worked on pulling on the leash and getting her accustomed to the E-collar. She did very well in both of these sessions, as she was eager to learn. Now she does a great job on her leash walks, and she loves them - the longer, the better! She has learned to sit, lie down, heel, and break and we are working on the command ‘leave it’ and ‘come.’ While she does not like swimming, she is super happy running around on the water’s edge chasing whatever she can get to. Zoe appears to be scared of the sounds of ATVs; however, thunder, fireworks, traffic, and the sounds of gunshots do not faze her in the least.
We feel that Zoe can thrive in various locations, including an urban or city environment with the right person. She loves walks and isn't afraid of loud noises or traffic. She is also very quiet inside and outside and isn't a barker. But for this environment to work, she must have very long walks and opportunities to go to a dog park or fenced-in area where she can run off-leash daily. This needs to happen in rain, snow, or sunshine. She is a quiet dog as far as barking and does not startle easily when people come to the door or when out and sees something to chase. She is very easy to redirect in these situations. Zoe has been trained to an e-collar and can do well in various fenced-in/invisible fence situations. However, she isn't consistent with her recall so she must be on a leash at all times outside of a safe, enclosed area.
Zoe is super snuggly when her energy is expended and loves to nuzzle up to our necks while watching TV - definitely not a dog you can keep off the couch. She wants to be where the people are! However, she is VERY well crate trained and needs to have one in her forever home as it helps tremendously to calm her down after exercise or when overstimulated. She also sleeps through the night in the crate and appears to enjoy having a space that is her own. We often find her sleeping in it during the day with the door open. We think she would do best in a home with a family that is very active daily and willing to continue with her training and exercise requirements. She is wonderful on hikes through the woods, loves to attend soccer games, watches the kids and gets pets from everyone, and is always ready for her next adventure!