Alyssa is an 8 year old female who came to us from a shelter. Initially very frightened & timid she has blossomed into a sweet, gentle and loving golden girl. She LOVES people. At her foster she is a typical golden following you from room to room, sitting or lying by your side, a paw in your lap. She walks nicely on leash and likes to meet people and receive their attention. She loves her squeaky and stuffed toys. She rides nicely in a car though still likes a boost to get in. She responds to her name & a few commands; a treat in your hand and she is yours!
She is still learning about how safe she feels around some other dogs. She is least sure about little dogs or dogs that invade her space - get in her face. She is not an aggressive dog but may give warnings when she doesn’t feel safe. Right now we keep some distance from passing dogs on walks to help with that. With calm dogs who just let her be she has done well. And she continues to surprise us. She recently spent a week with a calm little dog and blended right in - walking in tandem & sleeping next to each other.
For now Alyssa needs to be placed in a ‘single dog home’ and with parents who will continue to work with her in feeling safe. Alyssa is looking for a more quiet home with lots of love and someone around more often than not.