Shay has found a home!
She is such a happy and friendly girl! And once she knows you, she gets a serious case of the wiggle-butts when she sees you. I’ve seen few greeting more enthusiastic than Shay’s. Despite her enthusiasm, she still doesn’t jump up on you. She lets her butt do the jumping from side to side. 🙂
Shay was raised indoors with a family with young children, and was just fine with them. The only reason she was surrendered is that her energy level was too much for a busy family. She does have a lot of energy outdoors, and can pull on the leash when walked, though some obedience training would be able to fix that up. She does really love her walks!
When indoors, she likes to chill, and has been described as having a low energy level. She is very cuddly and affectionate with those she knows and trusts. She loves having her belly rubbed! She also loves in general getting rubbed all over.
She also loves car rides. She can be picky about her toys, but has found some that she enjoys. She will do pretty near anything for a treat. She is a quick learner! It did not take her long to settle into a routine at the shelter. She will even kennel up very nicely when asked, and has never soiled her kennel.
She is generally a little cautious of strangers, and will sniff them, but has not been aggressive with them. The longer she has been at the shelter, and the more random new people she has met, the more outgoing she has become. It doesn’t take her very long to realize you’re okay, and then out comes the silliness and the wiggle butt! She just needs to know you aren’t there to do any harm! She is a wiggly, fun, friendly dog.
She is the kind of dog to stick around outdoors, and has never tried to run away. She appears to develop quite a level of loyalty to those she trusts.
We were also told she was fully housebroken at her previous home. (Though as a disclaimer, anytime any dog ends up in a new situation, it can take up to 3 months to fully acclimate. In the mean time, accidents are a possibility.)
Shay had not been around other dogs or cats at her previous home, so has little experience with either. However, since arriving at the shelter, we have learned that she enjoys the company of Gracie, a large and friendly Bernese mountain dog mix. Shay was only slightly hesitant at first when they met, then they got along great. She has no history of aggression towards other animals. (Though proper introductions are always a food idea!)
Shay is spayed and has been updated on her vaccines as a part of her adoption fee. She has also been treated topically with a flea/tick preventative and has been dewormed.
Shay is seal colored, which means she is black with a reddish tinge in sunlight. She has white on her rear toes and chest.
She was surrendered as a labrador retriever mix, though looks like she may have something like Staffordshire terrier in her, or maybe some bulldog of some sort. Maybe she has 4 or 5 breeds in her; we don’t know. (Though if you adopt her and ever get her a DNA test, we would be curious to know the results. 🙂 ) Whatever her breed, her heart is gold!
She weighs in at 60 lbs.
She was born around June 2014.
If you are interested in adopting Shay, please call the shelter at 507-644-3853, or else stop in during open hours to meet her, no appointment necessary, M-F 2-6 and Sat 10-Noon.