Friendly, Affectionate, Loyal, Gentle, Smart, Playful, Independent, Quiet, Dignified, Couch potato
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Other dogs, children.
Leila is a calm and mild-mannered (9-10 years old) German Shepherd. She is a little shy but enjoys getting attention from people she trusts, and responds well to calm dogs and children. When a situation is too much for Leila, such as if a boisterous dog or child runs at her, she has a very manageable response: rather than lashing out, she will simply retreat to a safe space. Leila is extremely well-behaved. She walks so nicely on a leash that she doesn’t even need a harness! Leila can be trusted to stay alone at home without causing any destruction, but if the need arises, she also is trained to nap in her crate. She knows basic commands such as “come” and “stop,” and has done well with social learning. Leila also is comfortable with and well-behaved on car rides, especially if she gets to stick her head out the window! Leila has very reasonable exercise needs: Currently she enjoys two walks per day, with three additional bathroom breaks, and an occasional longer hike. Aside from those, she lounges and takes naps in a quiet corner of her home. If you give Leila access to a fenced yard through a doggie door to replace her potty breaks, and a good walk once or twice a day, she will be very self-sufficient! Leila has had a couple of accidents when she knew that she was being taken to the vet, but this is extremely out-of-character for her. Her anxiety about going to the vet should be manageable with a calming treat or prescription. We pulled Leila from the local shelter almost 2 years ago. Her current family who love her very much is sad that they can't manage their new baby's skin allergies due to the dog fur, and they trust that we will find a new wonderful l& oving family for her. If you like to meet Leila, please fill out our online application: www.tinyurl.com/AdoptMeNow