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Who doesn’t love a puppy with all kinds of energy? Rei has all that and more to offer some lucky family. There’s not much this agreeable girl doesn’t like. She is a rollicking, playful sweetheart! Back to that part about energy. Rei has a lot of it, so plan on lots of regular exercise for her. She loves games of fetch or tug, playing with other dogs and just doing about any kind of activity. Certainly long walks and maybe even runs could be a fun activity to do together. Her enthusiasm for life is infectious, so your days are sure to be better with her by your side!
Although Rei is still a young dog with some puppy antics, she is very well trained. She has spent the past several months being trained in the Inmate Dog Alliance Project of Idaho (IDAPI) Program (see below) where she learned all the basics plus improved her manners. But given her age, it should not be surprising that she can have a mind of her own at times and may get into mischief if not well managed. Be sure to provide her with an assortment of chew toys and be consistent and clear with her. No amount of training will replace the need for you to be a good leader for her. Even though she’s a mix, Rei has many of the attributes of a hound, so you might want to research the breed to know what to expect from her.
When it comes to other dogs, Rei is as happy and social as she is with people. She loves to run and wrestle with her classmates and may do well living with another friendly canine. Please note – she does not like cats and will need a cat-free home. Rei has lived with young children in a previous home and should be a great choice for an active family looking for a dog to include in their life. An indoor home is a must for this social butterfly as being kept away from her family would be devastating for her. Rei will graduate from the IDAPI Program on Saturday, April 20, 2019 (apply below).
While in the IDAPI Program, Rei is living with and being trained by inmates at one of the Idaho correctional centers. During this two-month period, the dogs live with the inmates in a prison setting and are trained daily in basic obedience. They are also house, leash and crate trained and are frequently taught a number of fun tricks. They also learn to be good indoor companions while at the same time, they get to interact, play and bond with the other dogs in the program.
To apply for one of these dogs, you must complete an IDAPI application and, if selected as a potential adopter, a phone interview will be conducted just prior to the dog’s graduation. If chosen, you will then be asked to attend a 2-hour workshop where you will meet the dog and also learn the commands that the dog knows and how to work with her. For more information about this dog or any dog in the IDAPI program, please contact Stefanie at the Idaho Humane Society at firstname.lastname@example.org or (208) 331-8552. You can apply for this dog at the following link:
CLICK HERE to fill out an IDAPI Adoption Application Online!