Hi! My Name Is Puddin

We're happy to tell you that Puddin has a new furever home.
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Meet Puddin’ Havanese Female Birthday 4/1/14 Weight: 24 lbs. Location: Springfield, MO To Live Her Best Life, Puddin’ needs: a securely fenced yard, another socialized dog to learn from, a quiet and patient environment. I’m Puddin’. I am the color of (and just as sweet as) butterscotch pudding. I have been so afraid of humans for so long, that I am still learning to trust. You can see that longing in my eyes, that I want to approach and snuggle with you, but I only seek it out during thunderstorms. I don’t like those big noises at all and want to be held close or under a weighted blanket while I tremble and pant. It’s strange though, fireworks don’t bother me near as much.  After it is over, I revert back to my skittish self. I’ll tell you what I do love, though… chasing squirrels and birds, digging holes in soft dirt, running and playing with my foster siblings. I really need at least one another small to medium-sized dog sibling to play with. What else can I tell you about myself? I am on the large side for a Havanese, last weighing in at 24 lbs. I haven’t been around those things called cats, but since I love chasing squirrels so much, I would probably like to chase cats, too. I go in and out of a dog door on my own and will stay outside a lot if I have the chance. I lived in a crate for so long, I don’t want to be in one again. I like to sleep in a pet bed or on the couch. I do love those tasty things my foster mom calls treats. Toss them to me and I will hang around for more. I think I am ready for my forever best friend to sit and toss me food and treats, working toward me eating out of their hand. That would probably help me a lot to bond with my chosen humans. My foster family doesn’t walk much. I have pulled out of my collar more than once when they tried to take me somewhere. They call me a “Big Flight Risk”.  I don’t bark much and I like quiet surroundings. I don’t think active small humans would be good for me, either. I would run away and hide from them. My foster family is looking for the best place for me to continue my progress of being a trusting, happy, healthy furbaby. Is that with you?