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Adopt Stitch

Male Shepherds (All Types) / Labrador Retriever

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About Stitch

I'm Stitch but I don't steal left shoes or cause traffic jams or any other mass mayhem. I'm just a really scared puppy on the verge of becoming a grown dog, after all. I could really use someone gentle, kind, and patient to draw me out and help me adjust to a home life. Treats would definitely encourage me to settle down!

I'm a very sweet boy and more docile than my brother, Diesel. I really, really love cookies and giving me those are the quickest way to become my friend. Like my mom, Anna, and siblings, I was never really taught anything about how to be a good dog, like how to walk on a leash or what humans expect when they say things like "sit" or "stay", but I would be willing to learn.

It's hard to say how I am with other animals or children, since I am very timid and don't like to be surprised. My full personality might not come out until I'm actually settled into a home, but as long as I have plenty of treats to munch on right now, that's fine by me.

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Details

Name
Stitch
Age
1 years, 1 months
Gender
Male
Size
Shots up to date
Not Sure
Ok with kids
Not Sure
Housetrained
Not Sure
Hypoallergenic
Not Sure
Spayed / Neutered
Not Sure
Ok with dogs
Not Sure
Ok with cats
Not Sure
Behavior Type
Unknown
House broken status
Unknown
Likes catnip
Unknown
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Bella

Shepherd (Unknown Type)

"I have been at the shelter for over a year now, and before that, I was in another shelter in Virginia. My background was actually misun... show more

"I have been at the shelter for over a year now, and before that, I was in another shelter in Virginia. My background was actually misunderstood when I was transferred here because of a lack of paperwork, so the story the SPCA got was that I had been a severely abused puppy. Eventually, a trainer that knew me from the first shelter reached out and revealed I was actually a rescued feral puppy! Needless to say, not knowing my background was why I had a hard time making progress, but I'm a very trainable and smart girl. "I'm 3 years old, though, and have spent a lot of time not quite understanding this world I'm in and NEVER knowing what it's like to be in a real home with a family for good. So there's a lot about being a dog that I just don't know. Like how to introduce myself, or what's actually a threat or not a threat. I really don't like sudden introductions, and I am SUPER sensitive to 'vibes'. Like if you're not calm and chill with me, I just freak out because oh my dog, what am I supposed to do then? Some dogs don't like me because they think I'm too anxious, so although I like other dogs, I need careful and slow introductions so we have time to get to know each other. Actually, that introduction rule applies to all species, including people. "Once you become my friend, though, I NEVER forget you. I will smother you with my snuggles and kisses once we're friends! I love playing with my doggie friends too. I did chase a bird before in one house that gave me a shot, though it could have been because I was overstimulated from moving. It is really easy to overstimulate me, which is why I need someone super dog-savvy and able to read when I've had enough. If I can find that person, I promise, I would be worth all the investment of time and energy!" Bella is a diamond in the ruff. She desperately needs a dog-savvy home that has the time, patience and ability to work with her to earn her trust. She snuggles fiercely, plays like a champ, is highly intelligent, loves other dogs, and is very trainable. She suffers with a few behavioral issues that stems from a tough start in life. The details are muddy, but her puppyhood was not great. Bella adores most other animals and would thrive with a confident doggy mentor sibling to teach her how to 'dog' within a home. Once Bella earns your trust and understanding, she will go to the ends of her world to please and put a smile on your face with her goofy playstyle and love of the water and toys. If you feel like investing time, love, and heaps of patience and training into this gorgeous pup- it will pay tenfold. Bella has been evaluated by a professional dog trainer to determine the course of her rehabilitation plan, as most of it has been outlined above. The dog trainer determined that Bella's future family needs to be very aware of her resource-guarding and aggression that comes from that, have a plan for introducing Bella to people, animals, and anything new, and be willing to commit to work with a trainer in the long-term to help Bella find ways to better introduce and present when meeting new situations and coping in a home life. show less