Shay was a stray, left unclaimed at a shelter in the South. She is around 9yo, but you'd never know it if you met her!
DOGS: They are ALL my friends! I like to clean my foster brother’s ears (even though my foster mom tells me not to) and give him kisses. And sometimes I try to sneak a taste of his food – he likes to share with me. I love when he and I do boxer burns in the living room followed by some light boxing and chasing.
CATS: They are weird. There are two of them in my foster home that I could care less about 99.9% of the time. I feel obligated to get up and investigate when one of them runs around like a crazy girl growling at things and looking at the ceiling - I can never figure it out. One of them likes to rub her scent on me. I think it helps me with the dogs I meet – “brings all the boys to the yard”.
KIDS: I would probably do best in a home with older kids because I like to mouth like a puppy when I play. My foster mom is working on this with me. I love attention, belly rubs, and give kisses.
HOUSETRAINED: 100%! I have a bladder of steel, my friends.
OBEDIENCE TRAINING: I know all the basic commands, except stay, and am very responsive. I sit like a princess when neighbors or friends want to pet me.
CRATE SKILLS: I am 100% free roam while my foster mom is gone. She does baby gate me in the bedroom with her at night though. I think she likes to wake up to my smiling face every morning. ;)
LEASH SKILLS: I pull like a sled dog, but strap on a Gentle Leader/Halti and I walk like a princess. That head collar is magic for my leash skills!
DROOL FACTOR: Oh please, I am a lady!
PERKS & QUIRKS: I love going for car rides. My foster mom says I’m a sloppy water drinker. I like to look at it like I’m giving my tootsies a shower. Hehe! I like to sleep on the couch and on the bed. My foster mom has caved on the couch, but not the bed…so I sleep next to her on the floor. I just recently started playing with toys - I will run after it if you throw it and I'll even 'sahek it up'. I'm not very good at bringing it back to you though. I am a gold medal winner when it comes to taking treats. I have a great under-bite that highlights my toofers and a tongue so long it sticks out when I sleep. I’m an excellent crab walker and a great tail chaser, though I never catch it.
HEALTH STATUS: I've got a food allergy. We're not sure what it is, but I'm on a food trial right now. So my new family will have to work with me until I find one that doesn't make me itchy. I'm doing much better since switching to Zignature Turkey. My foster mom gives me bendryl to help.
ENERGY LEVEL: I’m a medium so far. I love to play with my human friends and running around with my foster brother. I would like a home that will take me for walks every day, twice would be nice! Right now, my walks are about 1 mile - in the a.m. and p.m. When it is time for TV, I’ll be happy to snuggle on the couch next to you!
FOSTER HOME: Shay is an INCREDIBLE girl to have in my home! We’re in an apartment – she never barks (unless it is playtime) at the neighbors or other dogs, cars out front or any noises that come along with apartment life. We take walks every day and play inside. Shay is very, very sweet, super happy and truly has a zest for life. I think she has only known love and kindness which has resulted in the best personality anyone could ask for. You will not be disappointed with her– she’s perfection. Come out to an event and meet this happy soul!
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