This week we’d like to feature a sweet girl named Spirit. Spirit - Oregon Humane Society . Spirit is a 1 year, 8-month-old Rhodesian Ridgeback mix who weighs just under 70 pounds. Spirit originally came to us when her person was deployed overseas for the military. She is a lovely young dog who enjoys pushing around oversized balls and tossing stuffed toys to herself. She may not play fetch in the traditional sense, but she is a joy to watch as she zooms around the yard and attempts (often unsuccessfully ☺) to pick up toys as she zips by.
Spirit is a social butterfly who enjoys meeting people. She is also a tall lady with spring-loaded legs and she is learning not to jump up to greet people. She has made fantastic progress in a very short time and when asked, Spirit will sit politely as new friends are introduced. Every so often though, her zest for life cannot be contained and Spirit will boing straight up in the air in a quite surprising fashion, so it's probably best if she goes to a home without small children. She’s quite a leaner who finds comfort in touch and likes having her ears rubbed. She also enjoys being brushed.
She’s a smart girl who is eager to learn new things. She already knows "Sit" and she walks well on a leash in the quiet parklike areas of the shelter and on the wooded trails. However, she’s uncomfortable in the noisy high traffic industrial areas that surround OHS. The hustle and bustle really isn’t for her, so Spirit would be more comfortable and relaxed living in a quiet neighborhood.
Spirit is on the Oregon Humane Society running team and might like to go home with a runner. As a jogging companion, Spirit's speedometer is set to wind in her hair fast, but she’s also happy going on more leisurely hikes.
Does she sound like she might be the dog for you? If so please fill out the questionnaire in her profile and arrange a time to come in and meet this sweet young lady.