8 year old spayed yellow female, 59 lbs
Shelley is happy, super sweet girl. She was dumped in the night box at the Hollister shelter and, tho friendly with everyone even under those circumstances, she was scared and unsure of what was coming next. Shelley is a pretty girl with huge, soulful brown eyes and a lovely soft coat. She’s a bit underweight but with 5 more pounds, she’ll be the perfect weight. She’s a great size. Shelley is very athletic and really fast. She LOVES to chase tennis balls and races after them, bringing them right back to you. She is now housebroken but just newly so, so will need to be taken out periodically so she gets into your routine. She immediately learned where the potty place was at the foster’s home and runs directly to that spot every time. She’s very smart. Shelley loves her dog beds and snuggles on her bed all night, sleeping through the night. She loves soft dog toys and often brings one or more to bed with her. Her house manners are generally good and she follows her fosters everywhere, wanting to be right with them. She will counter surf, however, if you leave anything tempting on the counter. Shelley is good with other dogs that she meets on her walks or on the beach, but we think she’d love being an only dog in her new family, as she craves attention. She is unknown with cats, so a cat free home would be best. Shelley doesn’t jump up, dig or chew. She loves belly rubs and loves to be rubbed and petted all over. She will sometimes give a gentle soft kiss as a thank you for your attention. Shelley knows sit and comes when called. She does pull on a leash and that’s the one thing she’ll need some work on. We doubt she has ever been on a leash and even tho she’s small, she can pull. An Easy Walk harness would help a lot. Shelley has lots of energy and acts like a much younger dog, tho she’s well behaved and can settle nicely after her walk. Shelley would be a great therapy dog as she is sweet with everyone and will just sit and soak up the attention. She will bark if left alone, but doesn’t bark otherwise. We think Shelley would be fine with kids, but they should be age 7 or older. She would also be a great dog to come to work with you, especially if your workplace has people she could meet and interact with. She loves everyone but actually seems to love men the best. She’s great in the car and loves to go for rides. And she really enjoyed the beach, running into the surf to retrieve. Being at the beach was pure joy for her. As always, we want someone to be home or with Shelley most of the day. She really doesn’t like to be left alone…which is understandable after what she’s been through. She’s pure love and a wonderful girl.
If you’re interested in Shelley, please call Judy @ (831) 261-3409. Shelley is located in Monterey.