Hope is a 18 mos old, female, spayed, mixed mastiff who has been with the same foster family since the age of 4 mos when she was rescued from a Korean dog meat farm. Hope is very loving and affectionate towards humans and loves to play with other dogs. However, due to her size and energy level some dogs are intimidated by her interaction. Hope needs a strong human leader that knows how to properly manage her through these interactions with other dogs. It is imperative that after Hope is adopted she continues to attend training sessions so her handler learns the proper handling techniques. Under the guidance of a strong handler, Hope responds quickly to commands and knows how to sit, down, stay and come on command. She walks well on a leash without pulling even under heavy distractions. Hope is in need of a family who is willing to learn how to properly manage her and is not intimidated with the idea of correcting her when she is not being responsive. A strong handler is someone who is experienced and knowledgeable and willing to learn Hope’s needs; not someone who will intimidate or try to dominate her. Hope is an extremely intelligent and empathetic dog who has shown both loyalty and compassion to her previous foster family who loved her dearly but were unable to keep her. The ideal home for Hope is one where her exercise needs are met; where she is kept intellectually engaged (play dates, agility training, hikes, etc.); where she is comfortable with her place in the family pack and really becomes a member of the family and finally, where she is loved. Hope has a lot of love to give and needs someone to give it to. She would do well as the only female dog in the household. For more information contact Brent Cooper at 408-426-6779
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