Rosie is a beautiful, rescued Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, who is looking for a wonderful forever home! Since I adopted her, I do not know her exact birthday, but I believe she is about 1 year old. She is spayed, has a spay tattoo, is microchipped, UTD on shots,and current on flea/tick prevention. Although it is heartbreaking as I love Rosie very much, it has become necessary that I re-home her into a forever home that is more suited to her needs.
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A little background: I rescued Rosie back in May 12' from a high kill shelter when she was around four months old. Rosie lives indoors-only, and has been socialized around other dogs and people through extensive training. She knows basic obedience commands, heels well on a leash, and has basic agility knowledge (to help build her confidence). She is a beautiful, intelligent dog, and very loving! She's also an expert at snuggling! She gets along well with other dogs, and I would love to see her go to a home with another well-socialized, friendly dog. (She has been raised around my two Australian Shepherds, and has trained around numerous other dogs of various sizes and breeds. Rosie does equally well around both male and female dogs, so long as they are calm and friendly. Rosie tends to be the submissive in a dog pack.)
Rosie is a wonderful girl, and has a beautiful long, fluffy tail that she wags when she's happy; she's a cutie! The reason I need to rehome is simply because despite my best efforts, my home is just not the most suitable option for her. It's a little too loud and noisy here, and she needs a calmer environment that is easier on her nerves. She can be a bit fearful at times, and would thrive better in a more slower-paced, child-free home. Due to a Toller's natural instincts to chase smaller prey animals, she needs a home that does not have small animals or children.
Rosie is one smart girl! She knows: sit, down, stay, come, heel, leave-it, drop-it, off, paws up, a proper loose-leash walk, front, finish, back, and quite a number of other commands. She's very smart! She is very intelligent and has had positive training from day one of living in my home. Anyone that should offer Rosie a home should practice positive training only, and never raise a voice or a hand to her. She is a very sensitive dog, and corrects easily with simple re-direction. She is very well-behaved and not food aggressive. She has never displayed resource guarding over toys or food. She knows to sit patiently before she is given treats, toys, food, or water. (She has been taught to earn her rewards through positive behavior.) She is also crate trained, and fully house broken. She also knows to ring a string of bells when she needs to go outside, which helps avoid any accidents. Rosie is trained to sit when doors are opened, so that she does not try to dart outside. She is also trained to sit politely to have her leash put on her for walks. Rosie is used to being fed twice a day in her crate. (She has been fed a high-quality, grain-free dog food on a rotation diet.) She is excellent during bath time (she LOVES the water!), and is a breeze to groom! She is also very good about having her teeth brushed, nails trimmed, ear cleaned, being combed/brushed, etc. Rosie LOVES smart/interactive toys! She loves Kongs, treat puzzles, and other toys that help to keep her mentally stimulated!
Rosie is a little on the shy-side when she first meets a new person, but she warms up with a little patience, and is soon your best friend! Rosie must go to a home that is child-free as she does not like a lot of rough-housing or loud noises, and would do best in a home without children. Rosie will thrive best in a home that is quiet, and understands that she does startle a bit easily. (Something I have worked extensively with her on through positive training, and sound desensitization. She has made a lot of progress in the months that I've worked with her. That being said, her fears run deep, and she will need someone committed to daily positive training exercises and confidence building to help acclimate her into a new home and help her thrive.)
Rosie is a pretty low-key pup, especially for a Toller. She is not high energy, and I feel she would do well in a house our an apartment. (If a potential owner is renting, I would require written approval from the land-lord and renters insurance, before placing her in a new home.) She is used to daily walks,and would make a terrific walking or jogging buddy! That being said, she is not very hyper, and spends a lot of her time napping and snuggling. She is a quiet dog, and only barks if she is playing with my other dogs, or she hears a very loud noise. Rosie corrects easily, and is one of those dogs who requires positive training, and a very soft touch...she is very sensitive! She has never been destructive/chewed, and knows which toys are hers. Since I mostly work from home, Rosie has always had run of the home and is used to spending a lot of time with me. The only times she is crated are during meals, or when I leave to run an errand for short amounts of time. Ideally, I would love to see her go into a new home with an owner who has a flexible schedule, works from home, or is able to come home on lunch-breaks to walk her. Essentially, a home where she will not be confined to a crate all day long...a home where she will be an active member of the family. She must be indoors-only.
She loves car rides, and is taken for one around 3-4 times a week. She rides in a seat-belt harness and is very quiet/well behaved in the car.
She does not like a lot of noise, and is a bit cautious around new people, especially who wear boots and hats (Sadly,I do believe that she was abused before I rescued her.) I have worked diligently to try and desensitize her to those things with positive training, and she has improved. I often take her to parks, pet stores, and training facilities to positively work with her and build her confidence; a potential new home must do the same.
I'd like any potential adopter to know that she is a fantastic dog! But, like all of us, she is a work-in-progress. She does have a natural shyness to her that will need patience, understanding, and positive training. Rosie must go into a home that is committed to keeping her enrolled in positive Obedience classes at a reputable training facility where she is socialized well and thrives. (I would be happy to recommend one near your home). Obedience classes will also help Rosie bond well to her new family. Rosie would love a nice fenced-in backyard to play in while supervised! (This is not a requirement however. We do not currently have a backyard, so instead she is taken to our local park for daily outings on a leash.) Any potential adopters should understand that she is an indoor-only dog, and she is not to be left outside unsupervised or chained up, for her own safety. After all, Tollers are family dogs!
In order to provide the absolute best new home for Rosie, I want to look at what's in HER best interest. Therefore, I would require any potential new home to provide a veterinarian reference, land-lord approval if you rent, proof of renters/homeowners insurance that covers dogs, and a brief home inspection, if approved. I am also requiring a nominal adoption fee of $80, so as to deter anyone with cruel intentions from trying to adopt Rosie. (This fee includes her spay, microchip, shots, HW/ flea/tick prevention, and grooming.)
I love Rosie very much, and want to find the best possible home for her. I am saddened that her forever home can not be with us due to various reasons, but want to ensure that she is placed into a loving home that is the best possible fit for her. She deserves a wonderful family that is committed to giving her a loving forever-home! (Local adoption only, within the Memphis, TN area.)
Please understand that if you adopt Rosie, you are bringing an incredible dog into your home, that will show you unconditional love! Since Rosie is unable to scan potential adopters, it is my responsibility to ensure that I do the best possible job I can of finding the perfect forever home for her, which is why I've listed off both her positive qualities, and the ones that need improvement, so there are no surprises. Please understand that you would be bringing a dog into your home that is a potential 12-15 year commitment. Rosie has a clean bill of health right now, and has had no medical issues to date, but throughout her life, she could potentially develop something, so a potential adopter should be prepared to save for any veterinarian expenses she may incur. Also, please do a little bit of research on Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers as well before contacting us, just to make sure that a Toller might be the right match for you. (Keep in mind that Rosie is a very laid-back Toller!)
The perfect new home for Rosie would be willing to provide her with positive training, proper vet care, love, and a safe roof over her head, for the rest of her life. If you think you can give our sweet girl a wonderful new home that lives up to those standards, then you might just be the perfect new home for Rosie, and I would love to talk to hear from you! If you have any questions at all, please feel free to email and ask! (I also have videos and photos of Rosie!)
Please contact only if you meet the above listed requirements!
-She must go to an indoor-only home. She is not an "outside" dog.
-She needs a home with no small animals
-She needs a home without children
-She needs a calmer home environment
-She needs daily exercise
-She needs to be enrolled in a positive Obedience class at a reputable training facility
-She needs a home willing to provide her with proper nutrition and veterinarian care
-She has a lot of wonderful qualities, but she is a bit shy and fearful. She needs someone with patience that is committed to positive training and socialization.
-She is microchipped, spayed, UTD on shots, crate trained, house broken, and has basic obedience.
-She thrives best around calm, patient individuals who are not loud.
-She would do well in a home or an apartment
-She is an incredible dog that would make a wonderful companion!
-She gives the sweetest kisses!
-You must live in the Memphis, TN area.
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