Icey and her companion were left at the shelter when one of her owners needed surgery. She was stressed out at first, but they were able to handle her within 24 hours. Both are currently being boarded at this time. Here is what the kennel owner says about her:
Icy Spicy; Very sweet, loves to snuggle and get petted. Very patient for brushing and bathing, but does not like her nails trimmed. Listens well and knows some basic commands, walks ok on the slip lead with minimal pulling. Loves to play and sometimes can get jumpy when the playing gets exciting. Came in with Spartacus. They are not housed together, but can play in the yard together.
She will need a home with some experience in large, dominant breeds.
Written for Icy by her foster home:
ISO: A forever home.
My name is Isis (aka Icey Spicy). Even though they call me Icey… I’m very warm and loving. I bond quickly to my person and love to get cuddles and give kisses. I’m 72 lbs. of love.
I’m a pretty smart girl and know commands and respond well to most of them. Sit, down and come are my favorites and I do know “off” and “leave it”, but need to hear them a couple of times before I respond.
I have lots of energy and love to run around in the yard and play fetch. I’ll bound up and down the stairs. I can get overly excited sometimes and it takes a few minutes for me to calm down. I do like my toys but don’t destroy them. My foster mom only gives me two at a time as I leave them lying around everywhere.
I like to collect things, so if I see a dish towel hanging off the counter or a glove or sock laying around, I’m going to get them.
I’m not food possessive and will sit before my food is placed down.
I like my crate and go in willingly. Don’t leave me home without putting me in the crate as I don’t like being alone can act out.
I’m a great protector of my home. I’ll bark when the doorbell rings or even if someone pulls into the driveway. I’ll always let you know when you get a delivery.
My biggest challenge right now if pulling on leash… I’m so excited to be outside, I do pull, but I’m getting a little better each day when I wear my “freedom harness” …. My foster mom is being patient and working to get me to be a good girl on leash.
I’m not too sure about other dogs. I get very enthusiastic when I see other dogs, but haven’t had any intros yet. I will bark and pull especially when they bark and pull back. I’ll need work on dog introductions.
OH and did I say, I’m looking for my forever home.
Her fosster mom went away on a business trip and Ms. Isis's behavior improved measurably on her return. Sometimes absence makes things a little bettter.
More about Icey Spicey
Not Good with Cats
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