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I am already spayed, housetrained, purebred, a special needs pet, in need of an experienced adopter, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.
Freya is a super sweet 4-5 Year old Dutch Shepherd who was horribly abused and neglected. She was pulled from a high kill shelter in Chicago and weighed 47 lbs. It is thought she was used for breeding purposes and was under socialized .Since September she has gained weight and stabilized. Her personality is now beginning to emerge.
With other dogs--She gets along well with my male setter. She has been around one other do who was Alpha( they played ball). She had no issues or retrogression with him and she deferred to him. I have not seen her around cats of other small animals. I know she does not chase squirrels
in the yard or on walks. I have not seen her with other female dogs.
She loves to play ball. She will do almost anything for a ball toss. She drops the ball in front of you to intice you to throw it. If she hears it
bounce in the house she will come running. She likes her stuffed toys, does not destroy them, tosses them in the air and then mouths them. When she first arrived she would run from the squeaky noise in the the toys because it frightened her, but now she has them in her doggie bed.
She is housebroken. I let her out about 4X a day and she has not had accidents in the house of in her crate. She crates easily and is not rebellious towards it. I do crate her when company is over because she is frightened of them until she get to know them.
She is not a barker. She takes medication for nervousness and will have to for the rest of her life because of her poor start in life.. She is pilled 1xday in a piece of cheese and takes it willingly. ($15 a month) She is an easy dog day to day. She knows how to sit and lay down and stay. Working on trying to get her to shake , but so far little luck. She walks well on a leash. . Noises that distressed her at first, she handles easily now. She will walk on you left but sometimes tries to cut me off. I usually walk her with my male setter.
I am sure she would be excellent with children of any age. My grandson is four years old. We have played ball with her and she has never showed any aggression. With younger children I also think she would do ok. She is not the kind of dog who charges into people.
If you are willing to give Freya the time she needs to adjust to new situations and be patient with her overcoming strange noises and experiences,she will reward you with years of loyalty.