Felicity is a state of happiness or the quality of joy. The name Felicity comes from from the English word meaning "happiness", which ultimately derives from Latin felicitas "good luck".
Why would anyone leave such a amazing dog at the pound is beyond us, but this is where we found this treasure. Felicity was obviously used as a breading machine but more than ready to catch a break and be the one to get pampered for a change. We have all intentions to find her the home she deserves. This red beauty is the embodiment of a perfect breed ambassador. We are so proud to have such a gem in our program.
Felicity is healthy as can be. The skin under her belly is still a little loose after nursing many litters but will tighten up in the coming months now that she's been spayed.
Felicity lives at MPR shelter and is being as good as a dog can be. Calm and quiet in her kennel, she keeps it clean, uses the dog-door to potty outside and doesn't make a mess. Felicity is patient and waits for her turn to spend time with the volunteers quietly and uncomplainingly.
Felicity has a great disposition with those she knows well! While her personality doesn't come through in pictures, she's a happy goof in person. It’s a shame that pictures make her look so serious. It’s not her at all. The first time we met this jovial girl we were instantly charmed by her positive temperament. The name “Felicity” came to us right away as her cheerful spirit immediately shined the second she walked into the room. It was that amazing “joy-de-vivre” that made us fall in love with her and select her for our program.
Don’t mistaken her joyful nature for excitability though. Felicity is a very easy-going, mild-tempered girl, with a strong “couch-potato” side. For the most part, she is very laid back, even mellow kind of gal. It’s just that she can’t hide her joy to be with her loved-ones and lets you know with happy facial expressions and a few brief and contained zoomies of joy. She is hilarious and so delightful.
Behavior with people:
Felie is one happy girl and always thrilled to be with her human friends. Coming home to Felicity every day is like coming back after a very long trip, even if you were outside for 5 minutes. She will shower you with love every time and show you how much she missed you. Felicity is the kind of dog that will cheer you up when you need a morale boost, but also cuddle with you with all her heart when you need a loving friend.
Felicity will take her cues from her owner when it comes to behaving around strangers. She is unsure with certain people, especially men she has never met before.
Behavior with children:
Felicity has not been exposed to children since being with us, but we are pretty sure she would make a wonderful family member. Having had puppies of her own, she will surely demonstrate love and patience towards kids, and keep a watchful eye over them. Even though she is known for her hilarious butt-runs, she is not rambunctious or brutally loving. Give her an outlet such as a large room or fenced yard for a few minutes of zoomies, and she'll be ready to sit patiently with the little ones while they paint her nails. MPR does recommend to always supervise kids and dogs though, regardless of the breed.
Behavior with other dogs:
We think Felicity would thrive as an only pet. It's possible she could live with a compatible, friendly and easy-going male, but she is very much a people-dog. We believe the best situation for her would be a home as the only 4-legged princess but we are not opposed to considering a home with another dog if the owner has a good understanding of the breed.
Behavior with other animals:
Felicity keeps her kennel clean, is not destructive and is very responsive. We think this sweet girl will be an easy and well behaved family companion.
Felicity doesn't like being crated. We have crates recommendations for this strong girl, but she might do well free in the house as well.
She's a gorgeous red-head but what really shines through when you meet this dog is her happy nature. Her zoomies are to die for!