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Rosie may be a Lab/Rottweiler mix. She's approximately 3 years 7 months old and weighs around 61 lbs.. She loves to run and play and is so smart! She knows the commands sit, stay, down and wait.
Rosie is very affectionate and is always happy to see you. After a joyful greeting, she settles down and loves to snuggle up. Her preferred place is curled up at your feet.
Rosie also enjoys tumbling about with her bonded brother, Sam. She is learning to walk on a leash, is crate-trained and housebroken. I didn't have to teach her at all. She came to me ready to do her business outside! Rosie has not been around cats, so I don't know how she would do with them. Since she's a strong girl, she would probably do better with older children. However, she is very loving with my 4 & 6 year old grandchildren. She's always trying to give them kisses.
Rosie is friendly and playful with the other dogs in our pack, however she does not like strange dogs to charge her. With proper introduction, she will become comfortable with another dog and soon they will be playmates. Rosie has accepted new foster dogs that come to our home with no problem after a proper slow and careful introduction.
Rosie does need a bit of socialization with the outside world, and we are working on that. She needs time to be at ease with people who are new to her and in new situations. She will bark at newcomers and be aloof initially, but will warm up.
Rosie has been trained not to sit on sofas or beds, or to jump up on counters in case new owners would prefer the same. However, I'm sure she wouldn't mind learning how to be a couch potato or snuggling up with you!
Rosie will need someone who is patient and experienced with dogs that are a bit shy. She needs someone who will take her out to explore the world.
She is a joy, very affectionate with her family and very loyal. She would make a wonderful best buddy! Rosie and Sam are very bonded and I would love for them to find a home together, but it is not a must.
The adoption fee includes vet check, vaccinations, Bordetella, de-worming, rabies, spay/neuter and microchip. There is a an additional $12.99 fee for Home Again for a lifetime registration of the microchip.
It is against the law in the State of Texas for a rescue not to be sterilized so we have to make sure it gets completed and that we have record of it.
NOTE: In our bios, we provide information based on our volunteer's experience with a particular dog; such as temperament, training, and ability to get along with others.
AARF is a 501(c)3 Non Profit, all breed, no kill organization. Our group is always in need of donations in order to continue to give the needed medical care to our rescues. Adoption fees do not begin to cover all of the medical costs. Any donation, no matter how small is a big help and is greatly appreciated. Please help us to continue to help them. Thank you.