Pixie is undeniably one of the cutest and most unique dogs SWESR has ever rescued. She really looks like she could be a dwarf English Setter. What she lacks in leg length she makes up for with a bigger than life field Setter type of personality. At about 3 years young Pixie can cover miles self-exercising and hunting in a fenced yard. She needs a fenced yard and lots of activity, stimulation and attention in her furever home.
Pixie likes other dogs, she loved working the yard with another ES foster in her temp foster home. When she is inside she would like to be the focus of your attention and the dog touching you and on your lap. Furniture privileges are a must for Pixie. She loves people and like most young ES she gets the zoomies and will take any opportunity to door and gate bolt so kids 7+ only please. She would be a tripping risk for people with mobility restrictions. Pixie will chase anything that runs. She might be ok with inside cats as long as they don’t run or hide. The longer she was in a temp foster home the more bold she was with the cats. We do not recommend her for a home with outside cats.
Pixie needs a home where her people are home a good deal and want to accompany her in the yard to exercise. She wants to be wherever you are and she really needs the running time in the yard to calm her for inside. As long as you are home and giving her daily exercise, she would be ok as an only dog.
Pixie is crate trained and working on house training. We believe she was kept in an outside concrete kennel before rescue so she needs patience with her training for this new type of life. She is very treat motivated and may guard her food from other dogs. She was very thin when rescued as a stray and sees food as very high value.
Pixie is spayed, had a dental, up to date on vaccines/tests and ready for a furever home. Are you the one looking for “tons of love in a pint sized package” as Pixie’s foster Mom describes her?