Needs: • Adult home • Fenced yard • Active canine companion
Please read Dakota’s requirements in a forever home below and only inquire/apply if you fit that criteria.
Dakota is a strikingly beautiful 1 year old, female, 64 lb., Chesapeake Bay Retriever/Australian Shepherd mix. Her thick coat is chocolate brown, with the most stunning red highlights.
Bold and playful, Dakota can often be seen enthusiastically playing and horsing around with her canine foster mates, happily running around the yard chasing and being chased. Intelligent and fun, this gal enjoys playing fetch (including in the pool) and is quite the swimmer; she also loves catching the water in her mouth when the hose is turned on. Dakota is connected to her people and attentive to where her humans are and what they are doing. She often follows her foster mom, settling by her feet as she works. This silly girl loves taking all of her toys out of her toy box (especially after her foster mom puts them away!). After a long day of activity, Dakota likes to settle on the couch near her humans and spends the night sleeping in her foster parents’ bed.
Dakota is house trained and knows basic commands. This is a girl who is loyal like a Retriever, enjoys activity and play, and with proper exercise and stimulation is just a delight to have around. She needs a home with a large fenced yard and an active canine playmate her size or larger. Since Dakota can be mouthy and overeager, we will not consider applications with young children for her.
Please note that Dakota has hip and elbow dysplasia and is currently on a medical management plan. She will only be adopted to a home that is committed to continuing this care.