Houston is a beautiful 5-year old female cocker spaniel who was found as a stray so we have no information about her prior life. She came into rescue with some medical needs that have been addressed. As she has healed from her cherry eye surgery and spay, Houston has had a lot to explore in her new world. She loves people, toys and belly rubs! She makes human friends almost instantly, including older kids.
Houston especially likes to chase toys and usually brings them back so you so that you can throw them again. Houston is content to explore the yard or the house. She seems to have mixed feelings about other dogs. She really likes to bark at dogs that are in other yards or behind doors. Houston’s forever home needs to be a house with a sturdy 6-foot fence. Inside the house, she prefers not to be in the same room as the other dog. Interestingly, she is indifferent to dogs when she meets them on a leash. Houston may be better suited to being the only dog in her forever home, at least while she is adjusting to her new environment. In her forever home, she’ll benefit from additional socialization, including exposure to other dogs as she’s ready. It may be a slow process.
Houston walks very nicely on a leash, is house trained, does well in a crate and rides well in the car. She knows basic commands and listens well to her person when she’s calm. Houston’s appetite has improved, and she enjoys treats. Lots of changes have happened for Houston. She is adjusting well and continues to surprise her foster mom with new behaviors or responses to things that used to be scary. One thing that hasn’t changed is that Houston’s long tail is often wagging, even in her sleep. She is a very sweet dog, who will bring laughter and joy to her new home.