BIANCA

State: CT

Age 4 years

DOB 7/24/2013

Weight: 61
Sex: Female
Neutered/UTD: Yes, yes
Coat color: white
Docked tail: yes
Cropped ears: no
Children under 4: no
Children over 4: no
Separation anxiety: no
Other dogs: best as only dog
Cats: no
Crate trained: yes
House trained: yes
Obedience trained: will sit for treat
Leash trained: Severe puller 
Microchipped: yes

Adoption Fee: $375

 


04/12/18:   Bianca has been working very hard on building her self-confidence and being “nice to the kitty”.  She is learning about fun dog things like toys and games and now has a favorite toy bone that she likes to show off. She even tried out the Walmart squeaky pig but isn’t quite sure about the grunting sounds it makes. Bianca‘s work on “leaving the kitty” is still a work in progress. She’s trying very hard, however, the temptation of that kitty is a little overwhelming.  Bianca experienced (what I will assume is) her first Easter egg hunt and absolutely loved it. She did a great job finding the hidden eggs and opening them all on her own.. She was overjoyed to find the frozen fruit hidden in them. Bianka is very bonded to her foster mom and basically thinks that foster mom is the absolute coolest human on the planet. It doesn’t matter if it has been five minutes or five hours since Bianca last saw foster mom, she gets so excited to see her that she bounces up and down, spins around, makes goofy faces and wiggles all about. The other day foster mom was driving into the driveway while Bianca's skin brother was taking her outside. When foster mom got out of the car, Bianca started her silly routine to greet foster mom.. Well, after about two minutes of that, Bianca decided to flip over for some belly rubs, forgetting that she was in the front yard on the hill. She flopped down so fast that she ended up rolling down the hill with skin brother attached to her leash. She wasn’t so sure about the rolling part and looked a little stunned until foster mom and brother started laughing hysterically. Then, she went right back to wiggling about. Foster brother was trying to relay the story and kept saying “Dad, Biankers today and rolled on the hill” over and over before he finally got out what he was trying to say through his laughter, “Bianca went bonkers today and rolled down the hill”. Ever since, Bianca has been nicknamed Biankers for her silly “bonkers Bianca” greetings for foster mom. Bianca will continue to work with foster mom on gaining confidence and reacting appropriately to new situations and people.  In time, we hope that the added confidence will provide Bianca the ability to react without aggression.  We have noticed that Bianca has a sight impairment in her blue eye.  She can see out of it, but the sight is definitely limited.  It doesn’t bother Bianca in any way, however, it causes her to drift slightly when walking on a leash, creating lots of bruises on foster mom’s knee when Bianca bangs into her.  


3/16/18-Here is some background info.  Regina, Liza, Bianca and Gretel came from a great shelter we work with that had got them along with several other boxers from a breeder that was terminally ill and had to give up all their dogs.  We don't know any details on their past home life other than they lived in a home with about 14 boxers. 


3/3/18:  Bianca is very sweet to her people.  She gets excited to see them and give kisses and cuddles.  The rambunctious noise and play  of other dogs makes Bianca very nervous. Bianca has initiated conflict with the dogs in the house when she is afraid or feels threatened. Once she starts a fight, she needs to be physically separated from the other dogs.  Bianca will best thrive in a quiet adult only home with humans that recognize her fears and are able to help her manage her reactions to those fears.   


2/25/2018 Bianca is super sweet and would be happy in a low energy home. She loves to sit on her people and give kisses.  She cuddles in bed with her head on the pillow and occasionally rests her head on your shoulder to sneak a kiss during the night. She doesn’t seem interested in toys or playing with the other dogs and prefers to watch them play next to her person. She has a beautiful blue eye and an adorable smile.  Cats are a no for this girl.  She is far too fixated on them and has tried to pin both of our cats.  I would not trust her unsupervised with them.  She is currently on medication for a tear in her ACL and walks with a limp, however that doesn’t stop her.  She uses stairs to get up on our tall beds.  Bianca needs to work on toning her bikini bod in preparation for summer.