Royal's happy place is resting her big mushy head in your lap. She is most content with her favorite humans (and everyone is her favorite human) but she especially loves kids. It's like a switch flips when she seems little ones, and she becomes extra gentle and snuggly. Royal is also SUCH a good girl for baths and grooming. Because after all, that's just another opportunity for someone to love on her! And she walks wonderfully on a leash, is crate trained, plus foster mom brags she's the most potty trained foster she's ever had! Royal prefers the company of calm and/or smaller dogs vs bigger, more playful and active dogs. And she is great with cats, once slowly introduced to them. Our adoption team can send you plenty of info on how to do this in your home -- lots of treats and walks together with the resident dogs!
Royal was diagnosed with hip dysplasia, which is adequately managed with pain meds. We would prefer that she go to a forever family who will keep her on these meds + a joint supplement to keep her happy and healthy. We also think it's best she go to a home with its own yard, so if she's having a sore day, she doesn't necessarily need to go for a walk to go potty, if she doesn't want to. And this is the reason we also think no stairs are best for her. Lastly, although she truly is amazing with kids, we want to make sure everyone in the home is careful not to lean or lay or push on her hips. So we think older kids are best for her.