“I like dogs. You always know what a dog is thinking. It has four moods. Happy, sad, cross, and concentrating. Also, dogs are faithful and they do not tell lies because they cannot talk.” – Mark HaddonWelcome Alba! This beautiful girl is 2 years old and weighs around 45 pounds. Alba is already showing us what a sweet and gentle soul she is.Alba is nearly house-trained. She never has accidents in her crate, and only rarely has accidents if her humans don’t take her outside in time. She is well-behaved with the crate, too. She is used to hanging out in her “room” when she can’t be directly supervised, and she sleeps there quietly through the night. She might grumble just a little when she first goes into her crate then calms down.Alba is getting lots of experience with other animals! She has been hanging out with chickens and parrots lately. Foster mom is pleased to report that she has done well enough to be supervised off-leash near the avian members of the family. She also lives with other dogs, and they get along just fine. Alba wasn’t very interested in other dogs when she first came to ACR; she is still pretty neutral but a lot more relaxed. She prefers to think of other dogs as acquaintances more so than friends. They are there, and they are fine.Alba is working on her commands and is really getting the hang of things. She knows “sit,” “down,” “off,” “come,” “out,” and is working on getting better at “stay.” She is easy to walk on a leash and gets to go on cool field trips to places like the hardware store. Alba is a mellow girl, and she stays calm on these public outings, too. She has been a good jogging partner for mom, but her favorite outing is playing in the creek near her house. She seems to enjoy water.Fun fact: Alba is a beautiful name, but this mellow gal was almost named Moonpie! Mom thought she was so lazy and puffy when she first came home, and that it suited her just right. Now we know that, despite being very chill, she has plenty of energy to go hiking or jogging when mom is up for it. So Alba it is.Alba would make a great first dog or an addition to the pack, but if you decide to bring this girl home, make sure you have plenty of rope toys on hand!Will you let this girl rope you in? Contact Athens Canine Rescue today to schedule a meet!
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