SnowAnimal ID: Francine

About Snow

Adoption Fee: $325
Spitz mix
Age: Young Adult
Sex: Female

Snow is a 3 year old, 25 pound beautiful white mixed breed pup. We believe at least part of that mix is Spitz, but of course we can't be sure. Either way she is gorgeous! Snow came to us originally a couple of years ago. She was very scared and timid and not the friendliest towards other dogs, but she settled down and was adopted. Unfortunately she was returned recently and it's clear that she needs a very special person to love her and work with her. Let's start with the positive! The bottom line is that Snow is a sweet girl. She loves to be loved on and is very affectionate with her people. She would prefer to sleep in the big bed with her foster family, which works if she is the only dog in the home, but if there's another dog who sleeps in the bed your best bet is to have her sleep in a big crate on a soft bed at night. Snow is playful and she loves toys. She especially loves to chase a ball, although she's not so good at bringing it back! She loves to run with a toy in her mouth around and around the yard. Snow knows how to use a doggy door, is housebroken, and absolutely needs a secure fenced yard. She is very smart and does well with a solid routine... bedtimes, mealtimes, potty times, etc. Now the issues. Snow was returned to us because her adopter had problems with her fighting with other dogs, they liked to go to the dog park and Snow does not do well with strange dogs. We believe Snow should be an only dog but if there is another dog in the home it should be a bigger dog. She is aggressive with other dogs, but she has a routine to determine if they will fight or not. She goes up and punches them with her nose. If they don't react she will walk away, but if they react she will start a fight with them and, once they fight, she doesn't forgive and forget the next time she encounters that same dog. Based on those behaviors she should not go to a home with cats or kids. Her former owner also said she was reactive to certain things, like vacuum cleaners and power tools. She would try to attack them, but we have not seen that behavior in her current foster home. It would appear she was both protective and reactive in that home as they also said she was not above nipping a stranger, again though, not things we have seen since she has been back with us. We think Snow needs a person who has training ability and/or who will be confident being the alpha in the relationship to help her learn to not be so afraid of strange things and also to give her firm correction when needed. We believe she can be a great pet, she is so very sweet with her person once she trusts. Snow is up to date on shots, spayed, heartworm negative, and microchipped with a lifetime registration. We are hoping someone will take a chance on her, let her settle in before making decisions about her, love on her, and help her overcome whatever fears she has. She is a beautiful girl who deserves a loving family and home of her own. If you think you are the right person for Snow please submit an adoption application for review.

Contact

A Place of Hope Small Dog Rescue
Escambia County
Pensacola, Florida 32514

Applicants must live within a 2 hour drive of Pensacola, FL. Go to our website www.aplaceofhoperescue.com to fill out an adoption application. Filling out the application will start the process. DO NOT SEND EMAIL INQUIRIES.

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Compatibility

  • Not Good with Other Dogs
  • Not Good with Cats
  • Good with Adults (Not Kids)

Personality

  • Average Energy
  • Average Temperament

Health

  • Spayed
  • Vaccinations Current

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