Eva <3 cats! - ADOPTED!

Eva <3 cats! - ADOPTED!
Age: 7-ish yrs old
Weight: 70 pounds
Location: Bridgewater, NJ
Good with other dogs?: Dog selective, Other:.
Does fine with low energy, calm dogs. Does not do well with hyper, yappy or jumpy dogs.
Good with cats? yes
Good with children? unknown, will not be adopted to a home with kids under 10
Activity Preference: Will go with the flow, other: A little arthritic in back legs, so a daily walk should be enough.
IQ: Smart
Eva’s favorite things: Eva loves to carry around a toy and share it with you for a short game of tug or catch. She loves to roll on her back and wiggle on the carpet and enjoys belly rubs and cuddles. In fact, if you pet her, she will stop and hold very still, close her eyes and soak in the love. She adores kisses and cuddles. Eva is a power chewer and will destroy toys in no time but elk antlers keep her occupied for quite a while.
Eva is good at: staying in a crate, behaving in the house, cuddling, playing, following commands
Ideal home: quiet environment, someone at home most of the day, other: someone who can make her their special girl.
Training Needs:
Health issues: If Eva lays on the floor for a while she gets a little stiff. She does better with a comfy bed or sofa.

Meet Eva

Remember that old country song that goes, “I was lookin’ for love in all the wrong places, Lookin’ for love in too many faces, Searchin’ their eyes, Lookin’ for traces of what I’m dreaming of….”?  Well, that’s sadly been Eva’s theme song up till now.   Maybe you’ll be the one to change that.  Eva is a sweetheart of a dog.  She was adopted once before, but what was supposed to be her forever home vanished into thin air when they moved and left her behind to fend for herself in a not-so-nice area in Philly.  Since then, Eva has been shifted from animal control to boarding and then to a foster home, all the time patiently waiting for the right one to come along.  Just lookin’ for love……
A little about this gem:  Some dogs are treat motivated, but Eva… she’s love motivated.  Eva lives and breathes to give and receive love.  When you pet her, she closes her eyes, sighs, leans into you and stays very still.  I think she’s afraid if she moves an inch, it’ll all disappear.  Despite the sad faced pictures (foster mom is a horrible photographer!) Eva often has a smile on her face.  She’ll greet you at the door when you get home with a smile and a toy in her mouth.  She also has a little “happy dance” she does side to side while wiggling her little nub tail, to show how glad she is to see you.
Eva has honestly been the most well behaved foster dog I’ve ever had.  Although she will readily go into a crate, she is completely trustworthy and can be left home alone all day without needing a crate.  Eva is potty trained and has never had an accident in the house.  She knows to go to the door to signal to you that she’s ready to be let out in the yard for a biobreak (or maybe to bark at the deer outside the fence!)  This girl is friendly and social with all humans, big and small. She completely ignores the two older cats in her foster home.  I suspect she found out early in life that some kitties have claws so she gives them wide berth.  Eva can be dog selective and seems best with calm, mellow dogs like her foster brother, who is a 9 year old mastiff.
Although she is a “power chewer”, it’s only with her toys/antler chews.  She has never bothered anything that doesn’t belong to her.  Being a middle aged gal, Eva does have some stiffness in her knees so she doesn’t jump up onto things, including the sofa or bed.  However, she will happily sleep next to you on her doggy bed on the floor and always likes to hang out close by when you are home.  Eva may not jump, but she sure does love to walk.  She has a nice energy level and can go from a power walk to a leisurely stroll around the neighborhood.  Whatever you choose is fine with her –she just enjoys being with you outdoors.
So, will you be the one to change Eva’s theme song to something happier?  I guarentee that you’ll be humming a happy song yourself with this gal in your life!
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