Adoption Status: Available
Breed: Terrier & Spaniel Mix
Age: Est DOB: 7/12/2015
Dog friendly: Needs to be only dog in home
Cat friendly: Yes
House trained: Yes
Adoption Fee: $500 + tax
History: Sheba is a darling girl that needed rescue from an unfortunate situation. She has settled into her foster home and won our hearts. She is a medium sized girl with a big heart - we just love her! This sweetheart is hoping to find a family of her own.
A note from the foster: Sheba is a great gal that is fun, wiggly, sassy, and super adorable. She is medium sized at 35 lbs and will be 2 years old in July, 2017. She is house trained, kennel trained, very quiet, does well with cats and is loyal to her humans. She a ton of fun to be around and loves to cuddle up and give kisses and nose boops. Sheba can run and play for hours but also simmer down and lay with you during a nap for hours! She has quite the personality and has the cutest floppy ears to boot and those mesmerizing amber eyes that just make you melt. (Which she fully uses to her advantage!)
Sheba is looking for a special family to call her own - while she is a great dog, she may not be like all the other dogs. She's actually much more like a big cat! I would describe her as an introvert, she does wonderful with the people she is comfortable with (humans), but does not want to go hang out at a party with all these people she doesn't know (dog parks). She doesn't want to be forced to meet new people she doesn't know on a smaller scale (puppy play dates, or other homes with dogs). Sometimes it's even out of her comfort zone just to leave the house (on walks) but will do it, but wants to keep her distance from others. Hopefully there is a wonderful person or family out there that can relate to this. She would do best in a home with a fenced in yard to she can get out an play without having to be around other dogs. Or at least a large area within the home to get some exercise in. She tends to get either excited or anxious around other dogs on walks which can manifest as barking, sometimes a growl, because of this she can get jumpy toward other dogs. This behavior can be managed but it will take someone willing to continue to put in the time in training with her. Its all about refocusing her energy and assuring her that you are going to protect her and won't force her to do anything she doesn't want to do. Because of all of this she does need to be the only dog in the home as she strongly prefers not to have to share your love.
With proper training and possible work with a behaviorist she may, down the road, be able to interact with certain dogs or be able to handle occasional visits from other dogs but there is always a chance she won't and her special family would have to be aware of this fact. This may be a lot to take in but with all that being said - I absolutely think she is worth the extra effort and I know she will make a person or family very happy one day!