We brought the two big girls over to the dog run. Philippa was obviously thrilled to be out of her kennel. She sniffed around the dog run and initially ignored Stella. Philippa loves people and frankly is more interested in us than her fellow canines. However, after a while, she and Stella sniffed each other and did some silly play bows. Philippa rolled over on her back even.
At one point, both dogs were tugging on a toy together. That's a lot of dog power! They did get a bit cranky over a toy though it wasn't anything horrible. In the end, after discussions with the potential adopters and Kate, it was decided that a male dog would be a better and likely easier pal to bring into the home for Stella. Stella is only one year old and as she matures she could be more dominant. Philippa is already three years old and less interested in play anyway.
It was time well spent though to find out more about Philippa and give her some extra time out of the kennel. She could likely be placed in a home with another dog. Philippa is such a loving, affectionate pooch. We hope that she can find a home which will appreciate her sweet nature and let her know that the world can be a wonderful place.