Shelly – In Kent
**Available to meet in Birchington, Kent**
Calling all GSD lovers that really want to truly rescue a dog....Meet Shelly. She has just turned 5, is 30kg and fit and healthy. She was in kennels for over a year and has been in foster 6 months now! She really deserves a place to call home.
She is a cracker of a dog who has so much love to give. She adores her handlers and once she knows you she is such a bundle of joy. She is a typical GSD and loyal to the core and takes pride in being a companion animal. Shelly has just learnt to play with toys and likes a little play with some of the other dogs in foster.
Shelly is toilet trained, lead trained, neutered vaccinated and comes with her own pet passport. She arrived to us extremely thin and underweight and now she has become fit and healthy.
Shelly comes from a kill shelter where dogs are bundled into tiny kennels and left to fend for themselves so is nervous of NEW dogs (dogs she has met before and introduced to properly she is great with)...on walks she will ignore passing dogs but any dogs that come up in her face or with high energy on approach she becomes vocal and can growl (has never bitten one and she has met some real bouncy in her face dogs).
nyone who adopts shelly will get free support from our behaviourist. Her ideal home will be with someone who has experience in GSD's or has had a rescue dog with some small issues before. She needs careful guidance when settling in and a firm owner who can put her at ease when she feels overwhelmed. She is crate trained and is crated when visitors enter and let out once everyone has come in and settled - adopters MUST continue this routine with her as she feel safe and secure this way. A home with a high energy bouncy dog will not be suited to Shelly, she is a calm girl that needs either another clam dog or to be the only dog.
In the right hands this girl is going to flourish. Please get in touch with us if you would like to come and meet Shelly!