In the shelter BEAN was so timid, they could only handle her by throwing a towel over her. Not that she would bite - this dog is the most gentle, soulful gal you will ever meet - but that her terror of people was so strong that she would tremble, shake, and scream in fear. But when she looked at us with those green eyes, there was no way we could ever leave her behind to face euthanasia that very day.
Wow! Has this dog come a long way! She still doesn't jump in your lap like some of the happy go lucky pups you could adopt. But this dog is very special. She is now about two years old, and loves other dogs and is good with cats, will come and lie next to you when she knows you, nudges your face to say hello and is a sweet soul.
She would prefer not to be in a home with kids because they are too demanding of her. But in an experienced adult home, with other dogs - this little treasure will thrive. She loves off leash hiking and adventures, loves to wrestle and run with other dogs.
We do NOT (except in unusual circumstances) adopt beyond a 50 mile radius from the East Bay, so that we can adequately do a home check and follow up.
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