Female 4 years Level 2.5
Adopted Added November 25, 2019
Sage is a gorgeous and petite GSD mix, weighing 40lbs. She was found as a stray in San Francisco, so not much is known of her background. She is extremely sweet once she is comfortable with you. I think she was mistreated and is very unsure of quick movements (so a home without young children is preferred). The world is a scary place to her, but she is making strides. She is doing well with the other 2 GSD's in her foster home, but something we will continue to work on with her is her introductions to other dogs. Once she is comfortable, she is fine, but it seems like she had to defend herself from other dogs either in her previous home or on the streets. We will work on this prior to adopting her out. She seeks human attention, but is also content playing with toys and also playing with the other GSD's in the home. Due to her fear and lack of confidence when meeting dogs, she would do well in a home with a confident older dog to show her the ropes.
At this point she sleeps through the night in her crate, with no accidents. We are working on house training, during the day and she is learning quickly how to use the doggy door. She is submissive, but has made great strides in her confidence with people just in a week. She doesn't show any leash aggression, or pulling towards dogs, but once they get near her or her face she reacts. All it took for her to be comforatble with her foster pack was a pack walk after some sniffing. She shows no signs of food aggression or toy possession with humans or the dogs in her foster home.
We do want to see how her training goes with meeting dogs before we adopt her out, so she will be available once we feel confident in that respect.
She will need an adopter who will continue her training for this behavior, so that it doesn't get worse. Right now she wouldn't be a "dog park dog", since she is still learning the world around her. She does love to run and bound around, so if someone had a larger yard for her to play in while at home, that would be excellent!
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