Violet was rescued from a city with BSL where she appears to have been used for breeding. It is likely that Violet has not received a lot of love or attention in the past, but we are working hard to make up for lost time.
Foster Situation: Violet is fostered in a home with two other dogs and a cat. She is somewhat afraid of the cat and does her best to avoid any encounters with her. Occasionally, the cat trys to torment Violet by standing in her way or swatting at her. Violet deals with this by whinning and running away. She has shown no interest or aggression toward the cat, however, she does love the occasional litterbox tasty treat.
Violet's foster home does not have a fenced in yard, so she is taken on leash walks daily. She has great leash manners and has been very well behaved when walking through crowds or when passing other animals. In fact, she walks so well that her foster mom is single handedly able to walk her with the other two dogs in the house.
Violet has been introduced to both of the resident dogs in her foster home and she loves to try to play with them. One resident dog finds Violet to be a little overly playful and rambunctious and prefers that Violet stay away from her. The other resident dog enjoys playing briefly, but quickly tires out. Violet is somewhat dominant during play. She also has a tendency to get very involved in her playtime activities which can make it tough to correct her behavior. With strong supervision, we believe Violet could be in a home with a tolerant male companion.
Violet is an absolute show stopper wherever we go. She attracts attention everywhere and she handles the attention very well. She greets new people by sitting calmly and waiting to be pet. She has been exposed to many children that want to pet her and she has been very patient and calm when meeting them. There are no resident children in her foster home, but we believe she would be great with them. She also travels very well in the car, however, due to her short stature she usually needs to be lifted into the vehicle.
Violet does have some allergy issues that may require chronic medication and a special grain free food. Without treatment, she sometimes develops a rash and becomes itchy. Her foster mom is working hard to get her issues under control so that she can make an easy transition to her forever home.
Silly Face | Soft eyes | So Pretty | Big and stocky
Training: Violet knows how to sit, stay, and "leave it". She has also been working hard to learn to "go to her couch" and "go to her bed" when she is told. She is also crate trained and housebroken and rarely barks in the house. Violet is very treat motivated and learns quickly, but she can be a little stubborn if she doesn't feel like listening.
Personality: Violet is very friendly and outgoing. She loves to meet new people and show them how well behaved she is. She has never met a stranger! She is very calm in the home, but she definitely has a goofy side. She loves to chew on her toys and run around the living room jumping from dog bed to dog bed. She can be very cuddly, but she is also happy lying alone on her bed.
Waiting for love | Curious Violet | Big goofy girl | Gorgeous
Best Attribute: Violet is an all around wonderful dog. She is beautiful, sweet, calm, and funny. She has the most adorable waddle anybody has ever seen. Her foster mom loves her very very much and thinks she is one of the greatest dogs she has ever met. When you meet her, we guarantee that it will be love at first sight.