• Adopted: 04-23-10
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 4 mos
  • Size: 20 lbs
  • Color: Blue
  • Cats: Yes
  • Dogs: Yes
  • Traits: Iliana‚Äôs world may be quiet, but it is filled with puppy love.

Introducing the I litter…Isadora and Iliana!  These sisters are 4 months old, weigh about 20 pounds, and are full of puppy playfulness.  Both girls are well-socialized and get along well with all of the dogs in our house.  They can be a bit much for our older dogs but love to wrestle and run with the younger ones.  They will play tug, go running after a ball, chew on bones, nip at fuzzy ears and floppy lips, and give chase for hours on end.  When they finally tire out, they’ll curl up on the dog bed or sofa, usually by another dog or a person, and take a well-deserved nap.  Since the weather has gotten a bit warmer, they’ve been able to spend some time exploring the backyard.  Both girls are making strides in their housetraining.  They do get up in the middle of the night for a quick potty break, then it’s right back to bed!  The I litter has gotten off to a good start in their foster home.  ACES requires families to attend a positive reinforcement puppy class with their adopted puppies. 

 Iliana is the smaller of the two girls, weighing in at 20 lbs.  Iliana loves to cuddle.  She’ll curl up against all of our dogs.  She’s not particular about space, if she needs to squeeze in, that’s okay with her.  She also likes to sleep up against us in bed.  She’s happiest nestled under one of our arms or snuggled against our sides.  When Iliana’s outside, her adventurous spirit comes out.  She’s always got her nose to the ground, investigating the yard to the fullest.

 Iliana is deaf and has been learning sign language.  We’ve been starting with the basics, “good dog,” “watch me,” and “sit.”  She is getting better about watching the other dogs so she knows when it’s time to come in from the backyard.  Because Iliana is deaf, she’ll need a physical fence in her adoptive home.  It is especially important for her to always be on-leash or safely contained within a fenced area.  Iliana has gotten used to the routine of her foster home.  When it’s time for us to leave, she dashes to her crate for her milk bone, and upon our return, she runs to the back door to go out.  She spends her days playing, and she’s settles right down at night to go to sleep.  Iliana’s world may be quiet, but it is filled with puppy love.


Steve, Teri and Miss Sydney Sauer hope Iliana will be cuddling with her forever family soon!