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Delilah *FTA ONLY*

Name: Delilah

DOB: 4/20/2017

Weight: 54 lbs

Adoption Fee: 375.00

Delilah (“Lilah”) is a 2-3 year old black mouth cur / German shepherd mix that is in need of a new foster-to-adopt to help her work on some additional learning and practice before being ready for her furrever family. 
 
Delilah is a shy/fearful dog who needs a foster setting where she can continue to work on skills that help her build trust with people and her surroundings. She has come a long, long way in her fostering journey which started in Texas. She has been in her current foster home for 3 months along with her long time bonded canine companion, Arizona. Unfortunately, when the two canine companions (we are uncertain of their relationship) are together, Delilah has an increased fear response towards unfamiliar people. At these times, Delilah will bark/lung towards people (foster dad, neighbors, both children and adults) and not follow commands. When the two dogs are separated and Delilah is given adequate support and structure in advance of exposure to other people (we’ve figured out some things that work well for her), Delilah is less likely to react by lunging/barking. She’s blind in right eye - appears to be from early life injury. The injury is healed & she visually functions without any significant limitations.
 
Delilah is intelligent, playful, loyal, fun, wants to please her person/people (she’s very attached to her foster mom and practicing how to trust her foster dad). She is crate trained, potty trained, and has been kind to her foster’s resident cat. She is motivated to learn (we are practicing sit / down / wait / let’s go / follow), loves walks (but they are stressful when people, bikes, or cars go by), lounging on the couch with her foster parents, and playing “find” with her food around the house. 
 
Delilah will need a fosterer who has experience with shy/fearful dogs and dog reactivity. A foster home that has wider space between neighbors and without children or teens is recommended.

An adoption application is the best way to show your interest in an animal. 

Please check out our website, www.ruffstartrescue.org for more details and additional pictures on any of our animals!

All Ruff Start dogs and cats are spayed/neutered, up to date on age appropriate vaccines, microchipped, dewormed, and on monthly flea/tick and heartworm prevention (dogs) as well as heartworm tested (dogs).

Ruff Start Rescue is a foster based rescue. Animals are located in homes throughout Minnesota. We do not have a facility where animals are kept.

Ruff Start Rescue Adoption Policies: http://www.ruffstartrescue.org/info/display?PageID=11744


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