The 10th animal to be profiled in the 2017 edition of the 12 Strays of Christmas is Daisy, a goofy six-year-old mixed Beagle/Shih Tzu dog. She loves a quiet house and taking long naps. Daisy has lived with other dogs and would not be comfortable around children. Her ideal home would be with a retired senior or couple.
Adoption tip #10: Studies have shown that when given food enrichment toys dogs were generally more active but were also less likely to bark. You can turn everyday meals into a puzzle by placing food inside kongs, paper bags, egg cartons, cardboard tubes, tissue boxes or other feeders available at the pet store. Let her chew on a nice rawhide or other safe and highly durable toys. Leave trails with treats or hide food in different places for your dog to find. This will provide mental stimulation and leads to a more emotionally balanced and confident pooch.
The 12 Strays of Christmas is a joint project between The Guardian and the P.E.I. Humane Society. For more information, contact the P.E.I. Humane Society at www.peihumanesociety.com or 902-892-1190.
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