But sadly for her, they picked a different dog so Flash has been stuck at the pound ever since.
That was two years ago and Flash is still looking for a forever home.
But now the three-year-old is too old to be trained as a fully-fledged K9 but is too ‘alpha’ to work as a service dog.Tom Mitchell, Harwinton’s animal control officer says she would be perfect for a police or military veteran as she is extremely alert and protective. And thankfully, since posting Flash’s story online, Tom’s been inundated with requests from people looking to give her a loving home.
Make him part of the family. Pets, especially dogs, need companionship. They are traditionally pack creatures and need the warmth and love that comes with living indoors with their family.
‘It’s my mission to find this amazing dog a home other than the pound,’ says Tom who believes Flash is too dominant to work as a service dog.
But she does have some tendencies that potential new owners might need to be aware of.
‘If she doesn’t know you and you try to do something, she’s going to try and stop you,’ adds Tom.
He also advises that it’s best to keep little children away from Flash, though it’s reported she loves them.
Flash may be perfect for anyone who wants a clever dog who is intuitive, but she’ll keep them on their toes.
Tom says: ‘She has the potential to outsmart someone that doesn’t know what they’re doing.’
Tom adds that he would love to take her in but doesn’t have the space for her but is urging anyone who does to take the gorgeous canine in.You can keep up to date with Flash’s journey and other potential pets on the Harwinton Animal Control Facebook group.