April MD

Status: Adopted
Gender: Female
State: Maryland
FA #: 11
Tag #: 4200
Age: 5 yrs
Date of Birth: (Birthday unknown)
Weight: 79 lbs
Hair Color: Fawn
Ears: Natural ears
Tail: Docked tail
Kids Age Range: No Kids

April is still looking for an experienced forever home. She would do best in a quiet home without other dogs or children. April does not like other dogs or people close to her face. She has been losing some much needed weight and is adjusting well with her foster family.  April enjoys lounging in the fenced yard as her foster dad works in the garden. If you are interested in April, apply today!

Looking for a walking partner or someone to keep you company during the day?  Meet April, a 5 year old girl, who enjoys leisurely strolls around the neighborhood (as long as it isn’t too hot). Even though she is a big girl, she walks nicely on a leash and usually only pulls when there is a squirrel, another dog, or a good scent she wants to check out. Since being in her foster home, she has been enjoying at least two walks a day varying between a mile and a mile in a half. When she isn’t going for a walk, she keeps her foster mom company by lounging near her office chair or watching the birds and squirrels out the window. April also enjoys occasionally playing with balls and other toys. She will fetch, but she only requires you to throw the toy occasionally. April would prefer to be an only dog where she can enjoy not having to share her humans love with other dogs. She has mastered sit and knows down when you use a hand signal. She also seems to come when called and will roll over for belly rubs. She occasionally talks to her toys or when she wants something. When you’re eating, she will come over and lay her head on your lap to beg, but if you tell her “no, go lay down” she will wander off and usually go and lay down. April sleeps thru the night and likes to go to bed early. Like some people, April can be grouchy when she is tired and would prefer people not to be in her space.  For this reason, April would do best in a home without young children. We have yet to hear April snore when sleeping.  She is also completely housebroken and hasn’t had any accidents in her new foster home.  When one of her foster parents comes home, she is all wiggles. April enjoys going outside, sometimes following you around as you work outside or just spending her time rolling around in the grass and laying in the sun. When April comes back in from outside, she stands nicely while her foster mom wipes all four of her feet with a towel. April does well riding in the car. If you can provide a foster or forever home for April, apply today!

April originally ended up at the shelter when her owner became homeless. She was quickly adopted from the shelter, but after a few short days and a series of landlord issues and complaints, April once again found herself without a home. We were able to partner with a group that was offering the adopter rehoming assistance and then placed April directly into a foster home through rescue. April’s foster mom indicates she is a wonderful girl who has obviously had some training. She answers to her name, comes when called, and sits on command. She will also wait at stairs until her foster mom goes up or down. April readily stays in the crate at night and she is fully housebroken. She loves to be outside and would prefer to have a fenced yard to sunbathe and chase rabbits. April needs to lose some weight and will be exercising more once she fully recovers from an upper respiratory infection.