Kira, Dog, German Shorthaired Pointer / Labrador Retriever / Mixed (short coat)

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Species: 
Dog
Breed: 
German Shorthaired Pointer / Labrador Retriever / Mixed (short coat)
Primary Breed: 
German Shorthaired Pointer
Secondary Breed: 
Labrador Retriever
Gender: 
Female
Mixed: 
Yes
Home with dogs: 
Yes
Home with cats: 
Yes
Home with kids: 
Yes
Declawed: 
No
House Trained: 
Yes
Age: 
Senior
Special Needs: 
No
Spay/neutered: 
Yes
Size: 
Medium
Vaccinations Up to Date: 
Yes
Color: 
Black with Gray or Silver
Coat Length: 
Short
Courtesy: 
No
Found: 
No
Description: 
Adopt Me - Kira the German Shorthaired Pointer Mix (See Her Special Story) My Bio: Hello, my name is Kira and I’m a 10 year old German Shorthaired Pointer mix. Before you close this window because you’ve seen that I’m 10 years old, just keep reading. I’m special. I’m probably the healthiest 10 year old you’ll ever meet. I’ve been fully checked out at the vet and they tell me it’s amazing how healthy I am. I love playing with other dogs, cats, and little kids. My foster family has a toddler and I love getting love from her. I behave very well in public, walk very nicely on a leash and adore going for car rides. And phooey on those people that say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. I’m learning to do things with this thing they call “positive reinforcement training”. I’m not sure what that exactly means but I do know that I get yummy treats when they’re teaching me new stuff. I really need a family. I was with my person since I was a puppy but he got very sick and had to go live in a place called “hospice” and they told me I couldn’t go with him. My foster family says that they will help me find a family that I can stay with for the rest of my days. That would make me very happy. About the Author: Kira was originally rescued in a cooperative effort between Utah’s Perfect Pointers and Amelia’s Angels Rescue Network from a kill shelter in southern Utah County. She found herself in a kill shelter when her owner was taken to hospice for end-of-life-care. She spent her first couple of weeks with us looking for her previous owner but has since adapted to life in foster care. She is a wonderful dog that we very much want to see spend the rest of her life in a loving home where her lifelong loyalty will be rewarded. Because of her sad circumstances, Kira now suffers from separation anxiety. She doesn’t have any problems when she is with other dogs but when left alone, she panics. We are working in conjunction with a veterinarian and a positive reinforcement dog trainer to create a program that will help her adjust to a new adoptive home. If you choose to adopt this wonderful girl, you will be supplied with 30 days worth of anti-anxiety medication and a behavior modification program to help Kira. Anyone who adopts her must be prepared to help her work through her fear of being left alone. She would do best in a home where someone is either home all the time, can take Kira with them, or have other dogs to keep her company. Kira has all her vaccinations, is spayed, and microchipped. She currently resides in foster care in Riverton, Utah. About the Rescue: Amelia’s Angels Rescue Network is a network of foster homes and volunteers. We have rescued from and work in conjunction with a number of local shelters and other rescue groups in the area. Our available pets all reside in foster homes which gives them the opportunity to receive socialization with humans and other pets. Often, these homes include socialization with children, including the very young. We make every attempt to teach basic social and behavior skills to the dogs in our care. Most often this includes potty training, training to not jump, sit, down, wait, and stay commands. All training with the dogs is positive reinforcement training (reward based training instead of punishment based training). We firmly believe that all animals, especially those from traumatic backgrounds such as shelter life, benefit most from reward based training. What the Adoption Fee* Includes: Your new best friend; In the case of dogs, a collar and leash; All available medical records for the pet; First set of vaccinations, and when age and medical condition allows, rabies and booster vaccinations; Spay or Neuter unless waived by special arrangement (new guardian prefers to spay or neuter with their personal veterinarian and can offer proof of such procedure); Gift packet which includes dog treats, clickers, and community resources; Basic introduction to positive reinforcement training methods. *Adoption Fees are based on the species and age of the pet and can range from $50 to $150. Please e-mail Amelia’s Angels Rescue Network at ameliasangels@gmail.com or call 801-448-6647 for specifics. All of our adoptable animals can also be viewed on our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Amelias-Angels-Rescue-Network/270337825455 What do you get for your $100 adoption fee? 1. Me, your new forever friend. 2. First set of vaccinations; 3. Booster vaccinations; 4. Rabies vaccination and associated rabies ID tag; 5. Spay; 6. Gift packet that includes coupons and community resources for you and your new family member; 7. Training treats; 8. Training clicker; 9. Free basic lesson in positive reinforcement training. To schedule a playdate to meet me, call Amelia's Angels Rescue Network at 801-448-6647 or e-mail them at ameliasangels@gmail.com.