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Meet Sky, a 5-year-old German shepherd and Australian shepherd mix available for adoption with Save the Animals Foundation. Her estimated birth date is April 2015.
We first met Sky in the Fall of 2015, a beautiful pup of just six months who’d been found running as a stray with her brother. This comment from a volunteer at the time sums up the Sky we remember: “She is just an all around happy girl. She plays hard-to-get for about three seconds then dissolves into cuddles. She just can’t help herself!” The kind of dog you couldn’t help but love, Sky was very popular among volunteers and suitors alike. She arrived at our shelter in October and by Thanksgiving was home with her forever family. Or so we thought.
The couple had their first baby a year ago. They said that Sky had been wonderful with her, but since their daughter has become more mobile in the past month, Sky has grown increasingly uneasy, becoming agitated whenever the baby crawls around. No trainer was consulted. Four-and-a-half years after being adopted, Sky found herself back at STAF.
The family reports that Sky is a sweetheart around adults and kids 8-years and up. She absolutely believes she is a lapdog despite her 60 lb frame. She loves being outside, will spend hours in the yard and wants to curl up in bed at night. We can attest firsthand to Sky’s sweet, snuggly nature. But this lovable shepherd girl needs more than just affection.
It was immediately evident upon her return to our shelter that Sky was not accustomed to being walked. Many walks with many patient volunteers later, her leash manners are much improved. She has also gotten better at passing other dogs calmly. While Sky was fine with the other resident dog in her former home and previously attended doggy daycare, the family reported that she had—under their care—become increasingly choosy about her doggy friends. She may be happiest being the only pet.
Sky needs a dog-savvy family to help her build confidence and feel safe again and to serve as a role model in approaching the world with confidence and calm. She needs someone to provide her with the love, training, and stability she needs to be her best, beautiful self. For keeps this time.
If you are interested in more information about Sky or in adopting her, email STAF at firstname.lastname@example.org.