Senior Rescue Dogs
Dog Available for Adoption
Rosie ID5803
Name: Rosie
ID: 5803
Location: MD
Status: Available
Sex: Female
Age: 9 yrs
Color: Red wheaten
Weight: 103 lb/47 kg

Meet Rosie (ID5803)

Five year old Mandy and nine year old Rosie were surrendered by the same breeder in New Holland PA. Their first experience outside the breeding kennel was a stopover at their foster home where they were allowed to decompress and just be dogs for a little while. Both had a mild case of giardia so they were isolated from other dogs until their fecal results were clear. Once they moved from the barn to the house, life as they knew it changed completely. Since moving inside, they are now housebroken. Both have learned to use stairs. They are super affectionate and love attention. They want to be wherever you are. They are good with all people – men, women, and children, but infants and toddlers are unknown. They will chase cats. They both get along great with other dogs - large and small. They are also fine with livestock. They are not excessive barkers. They do not dig and they have not torn up their dog beds. So far they are not playing with the toys offered by their foster mom. They most likely will go over a fence if the fence is not high enough and there is stimulation outside the fence. They are fine riding in the car. Rosie & Mandy are current on all vaccinations and are on monthly heartworm prevention. It would be nice if they were adopted together, but otherwise we feel they should be in a home with at least 1 other dog or somewhere alone, but with someone that is home most of the time. Neither dog is used to being alone. They are both pretty good on their leashes. They pull a little, but not bad. They have pretty good recall because they want to be with people. Although they are crate trained, when asked to go into a crate, their demeanor changed, they became subdued and depressed. We believe they had been traumatized in cages so, although they both appear to be crate trained, based on their behavior, we do not recommend they be kept in crates in their new homes. ☹ Rosie would do best in a home with at least 1 other dog and no cats. She is pretty low maintenance and would be a great first Ridgeback for someone. Rosie will most likely need continued care with keeping her ears free from infections. That’s not a big deal as it’s really just cleaning her ears once every week or so as a preventative and putting in ointment if she does get an infection. She is totally fine having her ears cleaned and treated. Her new home needs to understand that she is older and will probably need additional care sooner rather than later.
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