Hello, my name is Sunny, and I am looking for a new family. I am a handsome guy. Shining black fur and an athletic build. I love to run and play. My foster family thinks I will do best in a home with a yard but without kids. I do get along with kids. I have 2 human siblings I am living with now but let’s face it … we are in a pandemic people. I don’t think I would be nearly as good with these kiddos if they were having parties and playdates. I do not really get along with groups of kids. You see - I can get anxious. Ok, to be totally honest I am an anxious dog. My medications help and my foster family has been working with brilliant trainers and a behaviorist. I have a very bright future with the right family who will continue the work to get me (and keep me) in a good headspace. I don’t always trust new people and that can make me seem grumpy, but I am nervous, I am anxious … I am a work in progress.
I would love a sibling dog. Some pup who is young and high energy like me. Other small animals might not be the best idea. I don’t know any cats, but I do not abide rabbits or squirrels in my yard. I even chase off birds - but other dogs …. Oh boy! I love other dogs which can cause me to forget my manners and pull during walks. Again, working on it. I swear! Speaking of walks - I can get nervous around my own neighborhood. Things like traffic cones that weren’t there the day before are very suspicious and do not get me started on Christmas decorations! How do those things move?! Sometimes if people sneak up on me, I can bark and pull but keep my attention on you and make it through. Especially when I walk at night or early morning when the hood is a bit calmer and the dark can keep me from focusing on things too far off. This is why I need a yard. Someplace to get my exercise in without too many new things around to trigger my anxiety.
Now the good stuff. I am generally obedient. I can sit, lie down, come when called (usually), and go to bed when told. I know my foster family does not like me upstairs but sometimes I sneak up to say good night to the kiddos, nobody is perfect! Not to brag but I am awesome in my crate overnight and never, ever wake up my foster family. I will do pretty much anything for a snack. My vet called me food motivated and I agree! I also keep any and all postal carriers from entering the home. Boy oh boy when a postal carrier comes to the house, I bark to tell them to go away and guess what? They do! Every day I am keeping my home safe from postal carriers and delivery drivers of all sorts. If you ask me that is a great thing, but for some reason my foster family doesn’t always agree.
I am goofy, cuddly, affectionate (I love to give kisses!), sometimes awkward, and absolutely adorable. I love to play ball (but I don’t fetch) and I am very vocal. I have been told I sound like a Wookie… whatever that is. I go head over heels when my foster family comes home. I adore them and my excitement when I see them is hard to contain. Love is what I need most, and I will return it 10-fold. I also need, cuddles, lap time, and I will reward you with an awesome game of keep away with a side of kisses, lots of kisses.
I know my forever family is out there! I am very much looking forward to finding you. My anxiety problem is real and will take some real work, but I will be right there working with you. I could be the best thing you get out of this pandemic!
Now I am sure this will leave you with a lot of questions. My foster family is happy to brag about me…I mean discuss my behavior before any commitment is made. Come see me! I will steal your heart (and your peanut butter).