Personality: Sweet, easy going, loves to play and nap
Weight: 55 lbs.
Age: 8 Years
Thunder is one very sweet, smart and playful 8-year-old girl, perfect for a family looking for a mellow house companion. She's good on leash, responds to basic commands and loves playing, especially fetch and tug. We don't know how she is with cats but she might get along with another dog if gradually introduced. Here's what our volunteer Lin had to say about hanging out with Thunder:
"Thunder is affectionate, playful, and well-mannered. She's an excellent walker; some of the time she will spend right by your side, but even when she is out in front, she doesn't pull. She likes a good sniff, but doesn't obsess about it. We went and played ball for awhile. Thunder is GREAT at ball, and even brings the ball back sometimes! But she is not one of those dogs that wants you to throw until your arm falls off! After about 15 minutes of throwing, Thunder is happy to take a break and lie in the shade, keeping you company. After a good long walk, Thunder and I just hung out in my car for a while. She made herself comfortable and napped on my knee. Thunder is a delight, and any family would be lucky to have her."
Thunder is now in a temporary foster home and her foster family loves her:
"Thunder is an excellent houseguest! She’s definitely housebroken and very good about gently asking for walks. She hasn't jumped up on our furniture or chewed anything that wasn’t hers. The only time I've heard her bark was when we had someone knock on the door, and then just a few warning 'awoos'.We even made it to a little dog park by our apartment (no other guests so no doggy contact) to play a few rounds of catch. Thunder found a basket of our old dog's toys and after a lot of shy investigating, proceeded to pull each one out and play with it. We're really impressed by how she can catch toys! She spends most of the day napping next to one of us or bringing us toys to throw. She loves belly rubs and even let us give her a bath once she settled in. We ordered a little 'Adopt Me' banner to put on her leash because we've gotten so many comments from people on our walks about how handsome she is and I couldn't imagine a better dog for someone looking for a chill, funny, loving companion. Thank you to you and your staff for giving us an opportunity to hang out with Thunder - she's been a great comfort and guest!"
To arrange to meet wonderful Thunder, please call FAAS at (510) 337-8565!