Artemis

Artemis

Dog:Artemis
Age:3
Weight: 68 lbs
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Nicknames: Arty
Good with other dogs?: Yes.  Artemis especially loves her foster brother Zeus.  She and Zeus play and roll around together and I really think she enjoys having dog companions.

Arty doesn’t know what to make of smaller dogs, so we will only be placed with companions about her size.
Good with cats? unknown, will not be adopted to a home with a cat
Good with children? unknown, will not be adopted to a home with kids under 10
Activity Preference: Will go with the flow.  Artemis is strong, young and seems to have a lot of energy. Because of her fractured hip, she has been on crate rest with only moderate activity.  She is healing nicely and would probably love to ease into more walks or even hikes.

She is also happy to be a couch potato with her favorite humans and canine:-)
IQ: Smart
Artemis’s favorite things: Her brother Zeus, toys, treats, walks and cuddles (giant lap dog alert!), car rides, being a part of a home and having her own pack.
In general, she is a very happy, go-lucky dog!
Artemis is good at: meeting people, behaving in the house, going for car rides, making me feel safe, cuddling, playing
Ideal home: another dog, someone at home most of the day, a fenced yard, lots of exercise opportunities
Training Needs: continue socialization with other dogs, and continue to work on her leash and everyday manners
Health issues: Artemis came to us in rough condition.  Her hip was fractured.  With ABR and her amazing foster home, she was able to get the care she needed and deserved.

Meet Artemis

This gorgeous girl will steal your heart! She is friendly, cuddly, extremely gentle, loving and playful. Artemis was found as a stray and brought to ACCT. She was skin and bones, had most likely been used as a breeding dog, and had recently been in a dog fight because she had multiple puncture wounds on her face, ears and legs. The poor girl also had a fractured hip and developed kennel cough in the few days she was at ACCT.

Despite her injuries and prior circumstances, she was quick to bond and extremely trusting and gentle in her new foster home. Her first few weeks she was kept on crate rest with only limited interaction with the 2 resident dogs. However, as she recovered from kennel cough and regained some strength she became more playful and energetic. She is exceptionally strong and loves to go on walks although until hip fracture heals further we are keeping that at a minimum. Her doctors have every reason to believe that she will make a full recovery! I would love to see her go to a home with a big, fenced in back yard and at least one other dog to play with.   A male companion would be best.

Artemis is a funny girl. She definitely has a stubborn side and you have to learn how to make her think something is her own idea to get her to go along! She doesn’t mind being crated but prefers to be with her humans and other family members. She’s a big, happy eater! Always the first done with her meals!  Her favorite treats are chicken and hot dogs! She loves her stuffies and kongs.  She also will hoard all the toys by taking them one-by-one into her crate so the other dogs can’t get them:-) However, she will easily give them up when I tell her she has to share. Artemis gets so carried away with her chewing that she actually swallowed a squeaker! So, I recommend NOT giving her any stuffies or kongs without total supervision.  A good, old fashioned marrow bone is the ticket for this special girl when spending alone time.

Artemis thinks she is a lap dog. She will crawl all over you if you let her, but also knows “no”, “off”, “sit”, “stay” and a few basic commands. I would recommend that her new family take her to training classes as she still can learn a lot, and would also do well with some leash training which we have not worked on while she has been in foster.

Artemis is a real head turner! When she goes out for her walks people stop us to tell us just how gorgeous she is!  But we already know that she is absolutely beautiful inside and out! She’s been through alone and she’s a strong soul. She’s willingly to trust and love.She is an absolute gem, and the family who gives her a forever home will be truly lucky and blessed.

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