Meet Penelope!

A charming 4-year-old pup hailing from Dumfries, VA. At around 20lbs, she's a delightful mixed breed with a heart of gold. Penelope exudes cuddliness and affection, always ready to snuggle up with her humans!

Despite her warm demeanor, Penelope is a bit shy, especially around new doggy pals. It takes her some time to warm up, so she'd thrive best in a tranquil household without small children or other pets. However, once she feels at ease, Penelope's loyalty knows no bounds. She'll shower you with love and devotion, becoming your steadfast companion.

When it comes to mealtime, Penelope can get a tad territorial around her food, but it's nothing a gentle reminder won't solve. Throughout the day, she maintains a mellow energy level, enjoying leisurely naps and quality time with her favorite humans.

Penelope is well-versed in basic commands like "come," "sit," and "leave it," showcasing her intelligence and eagerness to please. While she has never displayed aggressive behavior, she may growl defensively around unfamiliar dogs or humans.

Left alone, Penelope retreats to her cozy crate, where she remains calm and composed. However, she thrives on companionship and prefers not to spend too much time alone.

New introductions can be a source of anxiety for Penelope, whether it's meeting unfamiliar humans or canine friends. Patience and gentle encouragement are key to helping her overcome these moments of stress.

In terms of routine, Penelope thrives on consistency. She enjoys regular walks throughout the day and appreciates a structured feeding schedule. At night, she settles down in her crate, nestled with her favorite blanket or dog bed.

Penelope is up-to-date on vaccinations, spayed, and microchipped, ensuring she's happy, healthy, and safe. She's also house and crate-trained, making her an ideal companion for any loving home!

In summary, Penelope is a playful, affectionate, and loyal companion who thrives on love and gentle guidance. While she may be timid at first, her heartwarming personality blossoms with time, making her a cherished member of any family willing to give her the patience and understanding she deserves.

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Breed, if not listed above: Mixed Breed
Age/Birthdate: March 2020
Age Category: Young
Gender: Female
Weight (pounds): 20
Size Category: Small
Color/Pattern: Tan
Medical Care:
Spayed or Neutered
Up-to-date all vaccines
Special Diet
Special Needs
Dog Personality:
Constant Companion
High Energy
Medium Energy
Low Energy
Needs Training
Friendly to Strangers
Good with Other Dogs
Good with Young Children
Good with Cats
Bonded Pair
Requires A Fenced Yard
Crate Trained
City, State: Dumfries, VA
Zip Code: 22026
Long Distance?: Maybe
Status: Active
Adoption Fee: $150
Rehoming Reason: Other