Penny Lu – ADOPTED!

Penny Lu - ADOPTED!
Dog: Penny Lu
Age: maybe 2 years old
Weight: 53 lbs
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Nicknames: Pen Pen, Penne Pasta
Good with other dogs?: Yes but she she can be pushy and doesn’t take cues at all from her foster sibling.  Penny gives out the correct signs she is playing but when she’s told “enough” or “no” by the other dog she doesn’t get it and will just keep going.  She is also very pushy with the other dog.  Always trying to get in front and be the one who gets the attention first or treat first, etc.  Luckily, her foster sibling has mellowed a lot in her senior years and is tolerating Penny’s bull!
Good with cats? Probably best without a cat but she does live with a VERY tough, dog-savvy cat who immediately put her in her place and stays away from her (and the other dogs).
Good with children? Unknown, she will not be adopted to a home with children under about 15 years old.
Activity Preference: Go with the flow, would like a walk a day, likes to play inside with her toys
IQ: She’s pretty bright
Penny’s favorite things: Lots of hugs, kisses and pets!
Penny is good at: learning, staying in a crate, riding in a car
Ideal home: Fenced yard, continued training, not much hustle and bustle, daily walks, someone home with her most of the day, lots of chances to practice being a lap dog!
Training needs: Penny recently developed issues with unknown visitors or deliveries to her foster home.  She’s become extremely protective of the house and her people.  We think this comes from not having the opportunity to properly socialize Penny due to Covid.  Her foster home has no visitors so no chances to introduce her to new people and situations.  Penny was evaluated by a trainer who was very happy to see how quickly she responded and he feels with consistent training that she will do great!  Penny is definitely worth the little extra effort to make sure you set up her for success and continue training and exercise.
A minor issue with Penny is that she seems to think she is still a puppy and finds it fun to chews and destroy soft items.  This would be any of her stuffies, her foster mom’s throw pillows and blanket, and an occasional sneaker left behind.  (The sneakers were the human’s fault! Don’t leave your crap around!). This is managed by keeping her exercised and crated when alone.  She’s a smart girl and her mind needs to be kept busy as her body does.
OMG!  If Penny could attach herself to you she would!  She is a total lovebug and one of the happiest dogs you will meet!  Her greetings are so full of pure joy to see you whether you were gone a few hours or minutes.   She adores her humans! There is nothing she wants more in this world then to be with you! When Penny came to her foster home she was a very scared girl who would shake and cower at almost everything!  Today, she’s so much more confident.  She’s found that toys are fun and not all humans are scary!  She’s just happy to follow her foster mom around and “help” around the house or yard or lay by her side.  She loves to go walks and will constantly check-in with you and walk right by your side.  She will sometimes stop walking and give you a hug! She truly is so loving and sweet.  Penny is such a weirdo that you cannot help but fall in love with her!  She’s so innocent and sweet! She has no idea when she’s awkward or being an odd duck!  She will stare and stare at you with such love in those mismatched eyes.  She will look at you and make expressions and movements that look like she’s saying “how did I get here” “who am I” “who are you”.  As if someone just randomly turned on a light switch! LOL. She’s so endearing, gentle, affectionate and genuine.  Penny will bring something to your heart and home you didn’t know you wanted but will find you needed!
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