Weight: Approximately 18lbs
Height: about 16in
Location: Kansas City
Adoption Donation: $450
Optional Crate Fee: $45 (24in)
Other dogs: Good with small dogs but does not like large dogs
Children: Unknown, but she would likely do best with children over 14
Adults: Scared but curious
Crate trained: Yes
Leash trained: No
Potty training: Coming along well with potty training. All dogs may regress in a new environment.
From Foster Mom:
I would describe Martha as a beautiful work in progress. Martha is learning how to be a dog. Like a lot of dogs with her background, Martha is more comfortable with dogs than she is people. She wants to be more comfortable, and is working very hard to get over her fear so that she can enjoy the scratches. She is still very timid about getting pets and snuggles, but she watches you closely and will follow you around. When she sees you notice her, she’ll scoot away to a safe distance, but she is super curious when nobody is looking. Martha enjoys bones and loves her food and treats. She wants to lay near you while she enjoys her favorite things. She is crate trained and potty trained. Martha will need a home where there are other small dogs. She will need to be in a home with only older teenaged children, or no children. Martha is super sweet, but will need somebody that is willing to be patient with her because she is a work in progress.
Martha does not like to be picked up and will nip if you try, therefore we are recommending she not be placed with young children.
Great things about Martha
1. Loves to be close to her people
2. Curious and smart
3. Will have a beautiful golden coat once it grows out
4. Soulful eyes
5. She’s a survivor!
MUST HAVE: Fenced yard and lots of patience for Martha to come around on her own terms and timeline.