My name is Francine (#3377). I am a one-year old Newfoundland. My foster family calls my zest for life “inspiring”! I weigh 110 pounds and am learning how to navigate in a world where I feel much smaller than I am. I love to cuddle and think personal space is more of a suggestion than a necessity. My foster family is trying to teach me that I am too big to give everyone hugs.
I have never met another dog that I don’t like. My size and energy are overwhelming for some dogs, but I am learning to listen to social cues and have never exhibited any sign of aggression. I have been introduced to big dogs, small dogs, grumpy dogs, and wild dogs; I do great with all that will tolerate me. I love to play and wrestle! I have a special affinity for feline friends; again, my size can be overwhelming for some, but I think cats are so silly and just want to be buddies with them. While I do not have experience with children, I find it hard to imagine that I would have any issues with them.
I occasionally bark at strangers but warm up very quickly, especially when treats or ear rubs are involved. I have learned to sit and lay down, am crate trained (although I prefer roaming free), and do well on a leash. I am not destructive as long as I have several toys to choose from, but I might make my own toys if I felt that I needed to do so. Mealtime is one of my favorite times of the day, though I do have a suspected chicken allergy so can’t eat everything like I wish I could.
My personality can best be described as a snuggly, goofy, grizzly bear on a sugar high. I am full of playful energy and LOVE to be loved. I would do wonderfully in a home that could provide me with lots of playtime and exercise, but also plenty of time for cuddles and pets. A suitable playmate would also be ideal for me. Oh, and I also want a home that will continue to work with me on manners.
Francine was adopted on January 31, 2021