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Name Cherry
Gender Female
Age 1 year and 8 months old
Breed Terrier mix
Weight 27lbs.
Dog Good with dogs
Cat Good with cats (No prey drive, ignores them)
Kids Good with kids 10+ due to her shyness
Crate-trained Not currently trained, but would learn quickly
Housebroken Yes
Leash Needs Training, fearful of anything around her neck or body, and freezes.
Behavioral Very shy, mellow personality. Playful with dogs. Needs savvy and patient home.
Barker Cherry will sometimes bark at mail persons, deliveries, and quick movements.
Adoption fee $550
Location Fostered in Walnut Creek, CA
Additional Note Korea International program

Meet Cherry (aka Cher-Bear and Cher-Cher)! Cherry is an adorable 1 year and 8 months old Terrier mix. She’s a very sweet and shy girl. She spent the early part of her life in a cage. When she was rescued, she was pregnant, her collar – chained to the cage, was embedded in her neck.

When Cherry arrived at her foster home, she was very scared of everything. She didn’t want to come out of her crate or even want to eat. She would wait until everyone went to bed to come out or eat.

Over the past couple months she has gained confidence, she’s still more on the scared and cautious side. But we’ve learned that she loves to play, especially with other pups. She would do great in a home with a resident pup who loves to play (and nap). She’s also okay playing by herself, she’ll play with a stolen sock, stuffie, or a ball and will throw them for herself to chase. Every morning, she jumps onto the bed for her good morning scratches and pets, telling us it’s time to start the day!

Cherry doesn’t have separation anxiety and naps on her dog bed when her foster family leave the house. Because of her previous life in a cage and mellow personality, we have not attempted crate training, but think she would learn it quickly, if necessary. She is also potty trained and knows how to use the doggy door.

Because of Cherry’s collar trauma, she is scared to have things around her neck and body and will freeze. She is getting better at putting on a harness, but is still very scared and freezes.

Cherry is a very shy and sweet pup. She is fearful at first and will probably hide for the first couple of weeks. Due to her leash trauma, expect that you won’t be able to walk her for 6 months. She is looking for a patient home that will help increase her confidence and treat her like a member of the family. Cherry is patiently waiting!