Personality Color: orangeOrange dogs are likely young, energetic, and enthusiastic with lots of love to give! They will thrive with regular exercise, and some training classes would be a good idea. These dogs would be a great companion for an active person who enjoys running or hiking in the park. Fenced-in yard a plus!
Hiya, friend! I’m Mango! I’m a sensitive, active, fun-loving girl. I used to be shy, but I’m really coming out of my shell. I LOVE to play with a ball or toy, splash around in water, and explore the world. I’d be a great adventure partner or training buddy. I’m also quite bright and need brain games to keep my mind busy. Let’s learn together!
Kids: 8+, can be wary of new people, go at her pace.
Dogs: Playful; corrects rude dogs; can be too much for some. Slow intros, breaks during play.
Mango recently had a doggy day out, here’s what the humans had to say about her:
“We started our morning with a hike at Horton Grove and hiked about 2 miles. She pulled a bit at the beginning but LOVED sniffing different things on the trail and settled into the walk (less pulling) as we went. She was interested but a little unsure of people we passed (particularly a hiking group of about 10 people) but otherwise did so, so well and did great walking with my dog.
I was already feeling smitten at this point and didn’t feel like it was time to head back to the shelter, so we headed to our apartment. We started outside where we let the two dogs explore a bit. Mango wanted to explore and sniff all the corners, and followed my husband around to “help” as he checked the compost and watered our plants, before plopping down in the shade for a rest. She and my dog coexisted quite well. She even briefly met my neighbor’s dog, and based on her interactions with the two dogs I’d say she’s pretty adept at taking cues from other dogs during play.
After some downtime outside we headed indoors for some air conditioned downtime. Mango plopped down on the floor and made herself at home pretty quickly. She was pretty content to rest for a bit, occasionally trying to initiate play with my dog. Our apartment is a bit too small for that, so we chewed on some bully sticks to relax instead.
A short walk around our neighborhood later (for a quick sniff/potty break before heading back to the shelter), and it was time to head back.
Folks, if we were in a place to foster…I would have kept her. She did so, so well outside, indoors, on trails, in my neighborhood. She jumped in and out of my car no problem and seemed perfectly content in the backseat. She liked being near us – following us around and laying down near us – but also started initiating close contact/cuddles near the end of our time with her.
Mango is a total love and I’m so glad we got to spend the day with her. If you’re looking for someone to foster or know someone looking to adopt – highly recommend this lady!”