Sex: Spayed female
Breed: American Shelter Dog
Age: ~ 1 year old
Reason Here: She was brought to HSCC when her owner could no longer care for her.
Arrival Date: 6/21/2022
Size/Weight: 64 lbs.
Special Considerations: Zivva is available for Foster to Adopt for Vermont residents only while she undergoes Heartworm treatment.
This goofy girl is the life of the party! She’s an outgoing pup who tends to greet new people with a big smile, even bigger tail wags, and full-body wiggles. Zivva would be happy to join you for just about any adventure, whether that’s a leisurely walk around the neighborhood or a mountain hike followed by a visit to the new brewery in town. She’ll benefit from some basic training to help her manage all of her excitement and enthusiasm for life, but promises to be an attentive and hard-working student. If you’re looking for a friendly, lively, and active pup, come meet Zivva and see if she’s the one for you!
ENERGY LEVEL: Medium/high
- She’ll need plenty of exercise and mental enrichment every day.
DOGS: Has lived with other dogs
- Zivva was brought to HSCC with another dog (a littermate) who she had grown up with. She lived with him and several other dogs in her previous home and reportedly did well with them.
- She has shown interest in other dogs here at HSCC and greets them appropriately, but we have not yet had an opportunity to include her in any off-leash play groups.
- Continued positive interactions with other dogs will be helpful in ensuring that she develops into a dog-social adult.
- Slow introductions to other dogs are always recommended. Keep in mind that just because a dog has done well with some or most other dogs, doesn’t mean they will like all dogs (just like people!).
- If you’ve already got a dog at home, we are happy to facilitate an introduction here at HSCC to get a sense of how everyone will get along.
CATS: Has lived with cats
- Zivva lived with cats in her previous home and reportedly chased but never injured them.
- If you’ve got small animals at home, consider ahead of time how best to introduce them and manage their interactions.
KIDS: Limited experience
- Zivva doesn’t have much experience with kids, but reportedly did well with those that she met in her previous home.
- She’s a big girl with lots of energy, so she may be overwhelming for very young children.
- We recommend supervising interactions between kids and dogs to make sure everyone is behaving appropriately and staying safe.
Zivva will benefit from some basic training to help her manage all of her excitement and enthusiasm for life.
- Training classes or a few sessions with a trainer can be a great way to get started.
- Training is a great way to build a bond with your new pup, like learning a common language.
- Be consistent with the house rules from day 1 – it’s much easier and less confusing for the dog to loosen the boundaries later than to implement new rules.
- We recommend positive reinforcement-based training – teach Zivva what you want her to do! We do not recommend e-collar or punishment-based training, as these methods often have long-term negative effects on dogs (physically as well as psychologically) and create behavioral problems.
- We are happy to provide guidance on training resources, methods, and finding a trainer.
HOUSE TRAINED: Yes
- Zivva was house trained in her previous home.
- Keep in mind that a dog who is house trained in one home may still have accidents in a new environment.
CRATE TRAINED: Yes
- Zivva was crate trained in her previous home, and was typically crated when left home alone. She (and her brother) would tend to get into things around the house if left unsupervised.
Adoption Center Hours:
Tuesday - Friday: 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday & Monday: CLOSED