Posted Breed: Dalmatian / Pointer / Mixed (short coat). If you live in DC, MD, or VA, go to www.ccdal.org for an application form .
UPDATED! Hello, I am Katie. I have been in foster care for almost five years and I just do not understand why no one has wanted me! I am a pretty, feisty, little female (45 pounds), guessed to be between 5 and 6 years old. I don't look a lot like a Dalmatian, but the local shelter said I was a "Dalmatian mix" so CCDAL took me in. I have a lot of energy and I'm very athletic. My foster mom thinks I would be good at something called "agility."
I love spending time with my pack, older kids, running, cuddling, and most dogs. I need supervision in the yard because the "other" (non-Dalmatian) part of me likes to run free. I am told that I can be very charming, especially when I cock my head and put my ears up. I am also extremely playful, curious, and energetic.
I am very pretty when I sit and I'm working very hard to not jump up on humans and to understand what "off" means...but it is easy to forget when I get excited to see someone or smell something yummy in the kitchen! I would love to sit in your lap, but I'm starting to undrstanding that I need to be invited up or I have to stay on the floor. I am told I am a smart girl and that I learn quickly.
I snooze patiently in my crate while you are gone during the day, but when you come home, I'm ready to go with my tail wagging and wagging. At the end of a big day, I like to curl up in my crate and will burrow down for the night in my big, soft blanket. I sleep easily through the night, but in the morning I'm ready to get up and go again.
To see me in action, check out my videos:
#1 - Exploring
#2 - Running
#3 - Being Me
I am spayed, housebroken, up to date on shots, and on heartworm and flea/tick preventative. I have no health problems and love playing with other dogs. A buddy would be wonderful but I'm OK with being an only dog, too. I would benefit from continued obedience training and clear, consistent direction. If you think I am right for you, please fill out an adoption application...I've waited a very long time to meet my "furever" family! Wouldn't you please take me home? Why not?
To learn more, go to www.ccdal.org or email us at email@example.com.