REBA – Dallas/Fort Worth

PTSD, TBI, MEDICAL ALERT, PSYCHIATRIC, RETRIEVAL

Meet Ravishing Reba!!

Reba is a spayed, 3 year old, 50 lbs., Husky.

Reba was saved from an abusive situation and has recovered very well. 

Reba is a very friendly and accepting dog as she had her tail up and wagging when meeting with her assessor.  She happily let the assessor pet her and handle her feet, tail and mouth.  She also let the assessor pet her ears but they are a little sensitive (her left ear may be partially deaf).

Reba has a wonderful disposition and outlook on life as she wanted to go play with the other dogs.  She never barked, whined or acted out in any way. She does pull on the leash some but not as much as a Husky usually does. She kept coming up to the newly met assessor for pets and loving with her tail wagging.

Reba would be suited for any handler of any age (regardless of gender), who’s activity level is equal to walking for 30 minutes at 4mph. For example, 15-20 minutes of activity, such as aerobics or jogging on a daily basis. Spending a good part of the day on their feet.

Quick assessment of Reba:

  • Is in good health
  • Is willing to ‘snuggle’ and be held close
  • Willing to be petted and touched on all parts of its body, including back legs and on the face without incident
  • Makes good eye contact and holds contact for 10 seconds or more
  • Housebroken
  • Seems to be genuinely interested it’s “person” and seeks attention
  • Responds to praise and petting
  • Allows hand in its mouth without incident
  • Treat motivated for training
  • When walking, is more interested on its “person” than on other distractions (other people, dogs) – Responds to ‘leave it’
  • Not easily frightened (a response to a loud noise is to be expected, but the dog should not show excessive fear)
  • Is friendly, calm, and generally “laid back” around all ages of children and male and female adults
  • Exhibits no excessive barking (training can correct this behavior)
  • Shows absolutely NO signs of aggression toward other dogs or people
  • Absolutely no history of aggression
  • Is microchipped
  • Up to date on vaccinations
  • Unknown relations with cats

We do not transport dogs as there are numerous dogs across the country that need a forever home and have the potential to be a Service Dog.  Our dogs have been assessed as potential Service Dogs but have not been trained yet.  That training occurs when paired with their handler.  This enhances the bond between dog and owner.

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