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Come Run With Me
Boxer mix | 55lbs | Female | 2-4 years old | Good with dogs (please see bio) | No cats | Kids 16+ | Medium Energy | Crate trained | House trained | Fostered in Guelph, ON
Vetting: No known health concerns
Adoption fee: $600
Kiya is the life of the party! Kiya, much like her friend Daya, came to us through Oshawa Animal Services. Kiya did not cope well with the shelter environment, and her mental health started to deteriorate. She started to show shelter staff undesirable behaviours due to extreme overstimulation and anxiety, and staff wanted better for this sweet girl. Kiya found her way to Correct Canine, where she was housed in a much more structured and calm environment. It was with Correct Canine that she started to flourish and show what she was truly capable of. The shelter staff at Oshawa Animal Shelter did everything they could to provide Kiya with safety, but some dogs, like Kiya, are not able to handle the stress of a kennel, and we thank them for allowing her the opportunity for her true colours to shine!
Kiya is crate trained and house trained but previously has had issues with barking to get out of her crate. She has since learned that her crate is her comfy, calm place, but will need a handler to help keep up this structure so she does not regress.
Kiya is working on her leash manners and her general excitement. Kiya does well on walks with other, calmer, four legged friends to ground her and help show her the way!
Kiya loves good hose and pool play! She absolutely loves being in the water, and if you combine the two, we promise you are in for a good laugh and a very happy girl! She also loves to swim in rivers and streams, but large human pools are still a bit too much for her.
Kiya has been learning to engage in play with her handler and loves to chase a flirt pole and play tug. Her future family will have to be willing to continue this as we have found that Kiya bonds best with a human when she creates a relationship through play.
What Kiya’s foster mom would like you to know about Kiya:
Kiya is a medium-high energy girl who is looking for an adventure buddy and someone that will help her explore the world. Kiya is looking for someone who can understand her anxieties and guide her through stressors, as well as help her build confidence. Kiya would benefit from a family who will continue her training and expand on all she has to offer. One on one, Kiya has proven to be her best self. She has bonded quickly and hard with me, and I absolutely adore her. Her “bad behaviours” are made up by her many good girl tendencies. She can be sweet and spicy, and I hope she never has to change that! I hope she finds her perfect people who are just as sweet and spicy as she is and can help her continue to grow into the best dog that I know she can be- she deserves the heck out of it!”
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