Approx Age: 13 months as of April 2018
Labrador Retriever/Husky mix
Missy is a gentle, beautiful girl, 13 months old and about 50 lbs. Her mother was a Husky and her father a yellow Lab. Missy is mostly blonde with a darker tail not visible in her photos.
Missy spent most of her young life having free run of a large back yard which she shared with a small older female dog. She and her friend ate together out of the same bowl, were each other's sole company for hours daily and shared a large igloo at night. She enjoyed brief play sessions with the owners' 5 year old daughter under grandmotherly supervision. Missy got along well with the 3 adults and 2 children in the home and with extended family, including a Husky, on occasional gatherings.
Missy has lived a very sheltered life in an enclosed yard with a solid fence, only seeing the outside world during short walks a couple times a week, so everything outside is new to her and sometimes a little scary. She is now in a Dusty Paws foster home where she has access to inside the house - an entirely new experience. She is adapting well, learning the rules and becoming house trained. She is curious and a quick learner. At her first adoption showing, she was cautious and kept her tail tucked, but was tentatively outgoing. We think she will learn to adapt to the comparative chaos of life outside the fence, but needs to take it slow.
Missy currently lives peacefully with two adult foster parents, 6 house cats, a male terrier mix and a female Chihuahua/terrier (who is now her best friend). She likes people and will be a great addition to any family. Energetic and active, she would do well with adults or older children who would take her out for daily walk or jogs. She is a wonderful dog with great potential. Being exposed gradually to new people, different places and situations she will become more confident. Training sessions will probably help as well. She already knows "sit" and "no," and rarely jumps up.
Missy is micro-chipped and her vet records are available. She will be spayed prior to adoption.