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Point Me to a New Home

Polly is an approximately 1- to 2-year-old little pointer who was rescued from a high-kill shelter in Florida. She is spayed, up to date with shots, and microchipped. She did test a "very faint" positive for heartworms and is currently being treated with preventative.

When she first arrived to the foster home she was very submissive and crawled on her belly when meeting new people or dogs, but that almost completely stopped within the first week at her foster home. She's a very happy girl and will play by herself with toys (she bows and barks at them and tosses them around). She also LOVES to play Frisbee and is really good at it. She also really loves to shred paper so if you are in need of any paper shredding she's the girl for you! She also has a habit of jumping up, as she just loves to jump up to be closer to you and kiss you on the face (or jump up and look at what's on the counter, jump up and look at what's on the table, etc!). The foster home is working with her on this and has made some progress, but her new owner will need to take her through an obedience class. Fortunately she is small, only about 35 pounds, so she doesn't knock anyone over in her exuberance. Once she is done shredding every available piece of paper and cardboard in the house she will usually lie down under the desk and go to sleep, as this activity is probably very tiring! (You just can't get mad at her for it though when she looks at you with that cute little face.) She is crate trained and does very well in her crate, never even a peep. At night, once she has run out of energy for the moment, she will curl up in the chair with her foster mom and sleep, only waking if she hears a dog barking on TV (she thinks these are real dogs!). She is usually submissive with other dogs but if she finds one that might be wimpier than her she will try to be the dominant dog.

Polly has a LOT of energy and requires a lot of attention, and will need to go to a home that understands this and will take her through an obedience class and work with her (she learns fast), play Frisbee with her (a good-size yard will be required for this girl), and it would probably be best if her new home has either no other dogs or few other dogs.

If you think you might be the perfect home for Polly, please fill out a PRO Adoption Application and our Adoption Coordinator will contact you soon.

Uploaded by Tyler Johnson, e-mail: Tyler.johnson@pointerrescue.org