Shep is proof of the enduring qualities of dogs: originally rescued by an organization that could not care for the dogs it had, Shep was confined to a dog run in the desert with only another dog for companionship. When we rescued him properly, Shep was hesitant and shy with people. However, within one day of being at The Barking Lot, Shep emerged from under the table to take treats out of the hand of a volunteer, and within two days, he was wagging his tail at the sight of people. Since then, Shep now greets us at the office window, gives doggie kisses, and willingly goes on walks with volunteers that are strangers to him. Though he is a little jumpy around quick movements, Shep shows that he naturally trusts people and wants to become everyone's friend. Shep responds very well to the example of other dogs and would probably do best in a home with another dog who is confident and can mentor him in the socialization he didn't receive as a young pup. Shep is a young dog and has many years ahead of him, and he has come so far already that it will just take being in a loving home to bring him fully out of his shell. If your heart has a soft spot like ours for those dogs that bloom under good care, then Shep is the perfect dog for you.
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