My name is Faun and I’m 9 years old. PLEASE don’t let my age fool you,
as I have a lot of life and love left to give! I spent my entire life living in
a cage outside until my owner had to move to a nursing home. I am
loving inside life and knowing a warm bed. I don’t really love the
hardwood floors though, so my mom has carpet runners EVERYWHERE
for me. I only take the path that has runners and short distances of
hardwoods. I do really well with the eight steps from the porch to the
yard, but my ideal home would have minimal steps for me as I continue
to age and some carpet. I’ve only gotten the zoomies a few times
(which makes me mom do a funny squeal…) and when I did, it was in
the master bedroom that has carpet and outside in the grass.
I am starting to understand that I won’t be left outside anymore, but I
still keep a close watch on my mom when I go out. Most of the time I
will just stare at her and she will have to walk outside with me so I can
go potty… I have gotten so much better though and will occasionally
wander around the yard to sniff things while she goes inside. She will
leave the door open for me if she goes through to try to reassure me I
can return inside without panic. I NEVER bark and just look at my
brothers and sisters when they do… I just don’t understand it! Lol I do
love to go on a walk though and will go for at least 20 minutes or more!
All the passing cars and crazy street noises used to scare me, and
although I still pay close attention to them I am getting more and more
used to them. Mom says I have only not been happy with one dog that
I met on our walk. He was a bigger, unneutered boy that didn’t know
anything about personal space (or like mom said, HIS mom didn’t
understand the need for personal space). I didn’t do anything, but
definitely let my mom know I didn’t care to be around him anymore.
I’ve been great with my four foster siblings from the very first day
though – they range from 40 pounds to 130 pounds! I haven’t been
around cats yet, but I don’t think they would bother me much. Young
children that can make a lot of clatter and scary noises all the time and
don’t understand an aging dane may not be the best idea though.
Mom just can’t believe I have never once had an accident in the house!
She put me in a crate only for the first few nights (she could tell I didn’t
love it…) so she let me try to be out of it. I’ve been absolutely perfect in
the house ever since! I sleep on a dog bed right next to mom. One of
my favorite things is to wait for her to stir in the morning and just give
her a little nudge with my cold, wet nose for some loving.
I don’t particularly love to get in a vehicle, but I will oblige if someone
can help me. I do ride great once I’m in there. I’ve only been in the car
a few times in my life though, so mom says she understands why I
might be hesitant about it. She doesn’t push the issue – she doesn’t
think it’s worth stressing me out! I don’t get on any furniture either, so
I hang on the multiple comfy, supportive beds around the house for
me. My siblings love the bed and couch though, so I have thought
about it and put my front paws up there, but I can’t quite seem to have
the courage to keep going… mom says she thinks it will happen some
day and then SHE will be the one on the dog bed on the floor… but
actually, my mom already does sit on the floor with me a lot to love on
In the end, all I want is to be with a family that will take care of me, love
a senior like me with all their hearts and continue to grow old
together… Are you that special family?