Age: 7 months
Energy level: Moderate
Overall drive: Low
Breed: White Swiss Shepherd (coated)
Location: McMinnville, OR
Zena is an incredibly sweet and social puppy. Perfect for the home that wants to skip the baby puppy phase, but still have a “puppy”. She loves everyone she’s ever met and is a social butterfly. If Zena was human she would be a Super-Model, she’s gorgeous! Zena is also pretty athletic, with a nice off switch. She’s a go-everywhere type dog.
Zena is fully crate-trained and house-trained. She rides in the crate in the car very well, just don't feed her before going somewhere or she might get carsick. Zena is friendly at the vets office. She notices but doesn't startle at loud noises. Zena's current foster loves that she has to grab a toy on her way out to potty first thing in the morning, and say hi to the chickens. She’s even taken her ball to the chickens hoping they will throw it.
Zena is very biddable, a people pleaser, she is very food and ball motivated, she will even work for kibble too. Only mild leash corrections and/or verbal no works wonders for her. Zena walks decent on a slip and very well on a pinch collar. Zena knows sit, down, wait, come, place, heel and drop. She still needs reminders to not jump on people and counters (responds to verbal corrections).
Zena would do best in an active home willing to continue her socialization and training. She could possibly excel in nose-work, rally, beginner agility, competition obedience, or possibly dock diving as she loves to fetch, not sure if she will swim yet but will get in the water pretty deep.
West Coast adoptions only, HOWEVER, if application is strong we may consider placement in other Western US states.
Prefer to have no children under the age of 12 years old OR have extensive experience with children and high drive dogs.
Our adoption process includes- completion of an application, followed by a telephone interview.
Adoption Donation: $500.00
Transport along Interstate 5 (Bakersfield, CA to Bellingham, WA) is available but cost not included in adoption fee.
For all inquiries, please fill out our adoption application first, as the volunteer answering emails is probably not the coordinator for the specific foster home/dog.