Breed: Mixed breed
Gender: Female
Approximate DOB: 1/1/2015
Size: Large
Weight (Potential):  60 (60)
Color: Tan
Health: No known health issues
Shedding: Moderate
Grooming Needs: Low
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Good with Dogs: Selective. Good with larger dogs after careful introduction. Not recommended with smaller dogs.
Good with Cats: No
Good with Children: Older children
Appropriate for city living: No
Cost to adopt: $300

Bite disclosure: Shandy was previously adopted and the adopters were told that she can be anxious around people rushing up to her or people on bikes. They were aware of this and still allowed a child on a bike to drop the bike and run up to her. She was overexcited and nipped at the child breaking skin. The child was taken to Urgent Care and the bite was reported but Shandy has never had another issue with people. This was an unfortunate lapse in judgement on the adult’s part, but they no longer wanted her, so she was returned to Finding Shelter where she is under the care of a veterinary behaviorist.

Secure physical fence attached to the home required. Adopters must live within 30 miles of King of Prussia, PA.

Recognize Shandy? This is her second time looking for a home through Finding Shelter but through no fault of her own!

Shandy is a loving, loyal, happy, protective dog. She loves the people she considers family with all of her heart, but she gets anxious on a leash sometimes when new people approach quickly. Unfortunately, in the first home that adopted her, Shandy was permitted to interact with a child who approached her while she was on a walk and she nipped the child. Not her fault, not the child’s fault. Despite supporting all our adoptions with a lifetime of behavioral consultations and advice from our trainer, we were not notified of any issues or the bite until two weeks before her adopters were moving and wanted to return her. Behavior and management help was offered and declined.

Thankfully, Shandy is pretty much the same dog we have always known and loved she was just incredibly depressed to be without a family again. Dogs know what they are missing when they lose their homes and Shandy is no exception. She knows that she lost what we all thought was her family forever but for Shandy not all hope is lost.

Shandy needs a very experienced and dog savvy home with people 100% committed to working with her and properly managing her at home and outside of her home. She is a good dog she just unfortunately had some very back luck. It’s time to turn that luck around. Will you be her lucky charm?

All dogs will go through a transition period after finding a new home and may need a “refresher course” in house-breaking.

Finding Shelter Animal Rescue
PO Box 723 Southeastern, PA 19399
PA Kennel License #13419

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