Breed(s): Retriever, Labrador/Mixed Breed (Medium)
HELLO! My name is Rowan. I was found as a stray (it took rescuers almost 2 weeks to build my trust for them to save me). I am now 2-3 years old at a healthy 65-70 pounds. I am a lab mix and am . I am crate-trained, potty-trained, leash-trained, muzzle-trained, and dog friendly. I love to sunbathe, follow my foster mom around the house, play with my foster sister (she's 10 years old and 30 pounds and I let her win every time!), and I love to give kisses to my humans. My mom says I have the PRETTIEST eyes and am a very handsome fella. She also says I'm a great coworker as I'm content to lay on my bed and nap while she's on calls.
Now that I've mentioned my Pawsitives, I need to admit some of my Paws (okay fine, ...Flaws!). The DPA Trainer has called me "insecure". I think I was mistreated before being found as a stray because now that I have a "family" who I care about, I think I must protect them from anyone who comes over, even their friends! I've been told I have "Stranger Danger". I hate to admit that I am unsure of new people and try to protect my foster mom and dad. I sometimes bark at new people because I'm scared/insecure, not because I'm mean! I have training weekly and am slowly learning that it's okay for mom and dad to have friends over-- I just hangout in my room and watch the newcomers through the baby gate. I'm getting better each week.
IDEAL HOME: I need a person (or couple!!) who will be patient with me to continue to teach me that strangers are okay (I do NOT like to be pet/cuddled by new people...you have to earn my love!) Because I'm still weary of new people, I'd like a "low traffic" home aka one WITHOUT children and one where you don't have big parties/lot of people over all the time (if you do have people over, please make sure I have a room with my crate and stuffed lamb so I can cuddle and feel safe). Because I'm scared of new people, I'd need a house with a yard as apartment life is too social for me (plus, then I get to sunbathe whenever I want!) I would love a fur sibling to help me keep building my confidence and to play with, but I would also be okay as the sole star of your affection.
I'm sorry if that's a lot of info! I just want to be upfront and honest about my Pawsitives and my insecurities! I have a lot of love to give. I'm ready to find my Furever family. SWIPE RIGHT (aka email DPA!) if you want to meet me, I'm ready for my FUREVER match! (I may require 2 meet n greets because I can be Insecure at first, but I promise I'm worth it).
All Dallas Pets Alive adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, microchipped, and up to date on vaccines upon adoption. The standard minimum donation for dogs over six months to seven years is $200, puppies under six months is $250, dogs eight years and over are $100 unless specified otherwise.