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My name is Shiva!

Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Middletown, Rhode Island - Shiva
Photo 1 - Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Middletown, Rhode Island - Shiva
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Shiva's Info...

I am already spayed, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and not good with cats.

Shiva's Story...
Let me tell you a little bit about this beautiful girl. Shiva is a 1yr old white shepherd who was recently returned to the rescue. Shiva was adopted as a cute baby but unfortunately the owners were severely inexperienced and did everything wrong.

Shiva was under-exercised and always punished for doing things that were a result of built up anxiety, and also not trained properly. She was "trained" with dominance theory (alpha rolls, holding her muzzle shut, yelling, isolation). She quickly developed a fear issue, particularly with males, who was the primary "disciplinarian".

We had one of our wonderful trainers evaluate Shiva and it was clear she was not the problem. Shiva is now away from that home and off to better things. She is good with dogs and kids (although she is a big girl at 95lbs and could easily knock down a smaller one). She is not aggressive with cats, but does chase and bark at them. We think Shiva would do best in a home without cats and a fenced in yard so that she can run and play.

Shiva LOVES other dogs. She is attending doggie daycare once a week and loves it. She is even building some confidence being part of the pack. She would love a brother or sister doggie companion in her home.

Shiva is working through her fear issues, but is already doing wonderful in her foster home. She has been cuddling with her foster dad on the couch in just a short time. Her biggest issue is that she is challenging to walk because she is so happy about all the smells! She will learn once everything isn't so novel! She will also just need someone committed to teaching her the right way to do things.

If you are interested in adopting Shiva, then please view our adoption info at: http://www.northboundpoundpuppies.org/adoption.

Facts about Shiva

  • Breed: Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Shiva, a Middletown Shepherd (Unknown Type) dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Shepherd (Unknown Type) for sale in Middletown, or seeking a Shepherd (Unknown Type) dog from a breeder in Middletown.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Middletown already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Middletown breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Shepherd (Unknown Type) breeders who help with Shepherd (Unknown Type) rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Middletown paves the way for another one to be saved.