Needs • Children 8+ • If you are applying for McKella, please indicate on your application that you have read and understand her specific needs.
McKella is a real doll! Often called “Kella” or “Kella Bella” by her foster family, every minute spent with this darling is truly a joy! Goofy and playful, McKella has a blast playing with her toys, her siblings, and with the other dogs in her foster home. She would love to find a home with a canine buddy to play with. McKella loves exploring in the yard, finding sticks to carry around, rooting around in her toy box (she will sometimes even climb into it!), and playing around in the hose and the baby pool. She has the cutest happy prance as she dances around. There is nothing like being greeted by her joyful wiggle and precious smile (yes, she really smiles!), and she thoroughly listens when you speak to her.
McKella is deliciously cuddly and LOVES to curl up on the couch with her people and be near them. As soon as she knows someone is headed to the couch, she’s there immediately to join them. Her favorite spots are snuggled into a blanket with her humans and laying on the pillows with her head over her person’s shoulder. When you stop petting her, she does the gentlest tap with her paw to remind you to continue. She comes to her people and asks to be held, where she will quietly and happily sit on your lap. McKella is housetrained, knows basic commands, and sleeps through the night like an angel.
McKella has a very mild case of Megaesophogus, (where her esophagus does not properly carry food to the stomach) and is not currently needing any treatment, but there is a small possibility that she may need medication in the future. This, however, does not slow her down and she holds her own in the pack quite well.
McKella is one of McKenna’s MC’s Lab mix and was born on 01/06/20 and raised in foster care, so she is very well socialized with people and other dogs. We anticipate McKella will be between 40-50 lbs when fully grown. This girl is in the developmental stage of exploring the world with her mouth and will also be teething with sharp teeth for quite some time to come. Please do not apply if you have children under age 8 or, if they are older, who will not be able to tolerate this.