Cora has been in foster with CTP since October of 2021. She is more than ready for her forever home to finally come for her but we know it will take some very special folks.
A tan temptress was surrendered to DuPage County Animal Services after her canine housemate passed away and she became destructive in the home while alone for long hours.One of our foster families went to meet her and learn more about her without their dog, and if all went well they’d bring him in a couple days to meet. Well, right after that this beige beauty got adopted! We were thrilled that she got out and wished the best for her. Unfortunately, a few days later the adopter returned her.
*May we add this is why the two week shut down and decompression is critical for all dogs in a new home and why CTP employs the two week shutdown.
When we let our foster family know she was returned they immediately jumped on the chance to load up their dog and go meet her! And it was a great match which was meant to be all along!
While Cora gets along with her current foster dog sibling, our trainers have recently determined that Cora needs to be the only dog/pet in her forever home and that someone needs to be home with her most of the time. We feel this is the best scenario for her.
* Down (with word and hand motion)
* Working on perfecting her stay
* Average energy level
* Food motivated
* Loves to learn
ACTIVITIES THIS CUTIE ENJOYS:
* Treats: hot dogs, turkey, beef liver
* Food: not picky, no dairy
* Toys: rubber squeaky toys, Nylabone, soft toys she can destroy
* Walks in familiar places.
* Playing with humans
* Butt scratches
* Playing with toys
* Hanging and laying around with humans
* Willing to try new foods
* Leaning against you
* Absolutely loves having a fenced-in backyard
* Backyard sniff sessions
* She enjoys training and is food motivated
* Dogs: needs to be an only dog
* Kids: cautious, recommend 10+ years of age, gets overwhelmed
* People: overexcited, cautious at times outside the house
* Cats: not friendly
* Walks: manageable but can get vocal and overly excited
* Learning to love her crate, she has some crate anxiety when left alone. She may cry, bark, drool, and try to break out, needs time to settle
* Needs to be the only dog/pet in her home
* Can become overwhelmed and vocal when anxious and/or excited
* Walks and new places can cause her to get overexcited and stressed causing her to be vocal
* Separation anxiety
* Not a big fan of being separated from her people by a gate
* Has a higher prey drive
* She is on medication to manage incontinence which has been a game-changer for her but she may have accidents
THE PERFECT HOME:
* Will be patient and understanding of her separation anxiety
* Will not have other pets
* Will help increase her confidence when encountering new things
* Will understand she needs a "zoo crate"
* Has someone home pretty much all the time
* Will have a single-family home, not an apartment or condo
* Will not give her dairy products (cream cheese seems to be ok)
* Will have a fenced-in yard for her to run and sniff in
* Will understand she is on meds to help with incontinence
* Will understand this girl is a clumsy goof