Shelter: HALO (Helping Animals Lost & Orphaned)
Pet Description: Gypsy is a 7-year-old husky retriever mix (via DNA) loves nearly everyone she meets. She came to my family as a foster and stayed with us for a long time. When we moved to Ohio she just was not the same dog. So I decided to rehome her to a family that had young kids. The family had some issues with her, not been able to exercise her appropriately or spend enough time with her which resulted in Gypsy making her own “fun”. They returned her after 10 short months and another family decided they wanted to take her. She spent another 10 months with this new home and was returned for very similar reasons. Gypsy loves to play ball. She will play catch/fetch all day long. This was the game used to keep her exercised, happy, and out of trouble when she was with us. She will take the ball and throw it back at you as if she’s playing catch as long as you ask her to. She loves kids, people, and cuddling. She needs a family/person who can be engaged with her as well as knows how to have downtime. She is getting refamiliarized with a gentle leader because having that husky mix makes her a very independent walker. She needs a walk most days of the week as well as games to exercise her mind. She loves playing catch with balls and frisbees, she loves swimming, and she loves to chase the sprinkler. Gypsy thrives on human interaction and does fine with other dogs. She lives in a house full of huskies and mixes and did just fine with the exception of being a little resource guardy with food. She knows how to communicate appropriately with other dogs and has a pretty average tolerance for other dogs getting in her space.She should not be in a home with small animals including cats. She is still part husky and has a bit of a prey drive. She is used to a dog door and will tolerate a crate after being properly exercised, but not for long periods of time. Gypsy thrives when there are rules and expectations and a person she can look to for guidance. Thank you for reading!