RHONDA

05-01-08

Rhonda and family

  • Adopted: 05-01-08
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 5-6 yrs
  • Size: 47 lbs
  • Color: Tricolor
  • Cats: Yes
  • Dogs: Yes
  • Kids: Yes
  • Traits: N/A

Looking for a companion who's waited all her life for your friendship?  Seeking someone who will follow you everywhere you go, sleep by your side, and give the gentlest of hugs?  Then Rhonda's your girl. 

This sweet setter came to ACES from a shelter where she was left in a night drop box.  Her hometown is known for its dogs and quail plantations, so it's possible Ronnie was "retired" at about five years of age from breeding hunting dogs.  But, who cares about the working years - it's retirement time that we all look forward to!  And, what a retirement it is!  Ronnie is a 5-6 year old, 47 lb. girl in excellent health.  She lives for human affection (perhaps she's making up for lost time?).  She likes everyone she meets, wagging her little tail so much her whole body wags with it.  If any human crouches down to be near her, Ronnie scoots in as close as she can get, places a paw upon a knee, and then works her way up to a full hug. 

She even likes the family cats - they are a constant source of wonder for her, but she keeps her distance as, she's learned, they have claws.  Other dogs are okay now - Ronnie wasn't so sure in the beginning because she had to share her humans with them, but now she's learned there's plenty of lovin' to go around.  Housetraining is coming along, too - Ronnie's pretty easy as she follows us everywhere - if she disappears, we know to (quickly) find her waiting by the back door to go out. 

Leash training will need more work - Ronnie gets distracted quite easily with all those squirrels and birds about.  But, she's very smart and listens very closely, so she should get it with a little patience.  Overall, this is a sweet, sweet dog who loves with every ounce of her being, and who couldn't use a little bit of that?

RHONDA'S FRIENDS

Still with love from me (Sandra Witten) and my two setters, Tiger and Annie