Janis is a beautiful, petite sable female, approximately two years old, weighing about 55 lbs. She originally came into the program as a stray from a local shelter and was adopted in December 2017, but was recently returned when her owner became unable to care for her.
Janis is initially hesitant and shy in new surroundings and would retreat often to the security of her crate, but is quickly getting used to the dynamics in her foster home. Because of her lack of confidence, Janis would benefit from another confident male dog in her new home to help her feel more at ease. She sometimes will react toward the other dogs if she feels threatened, but corrects easily. She is still a bit cautious when meeting new people and/or dogs, so proper introductions are needed. Once she is comfortable, she is extremely affectionate and loves attention from her people. She is also now starting to engage in play with the young female German Shepherd in her foster home. Because of her pensive nature, a home with very small children is not recommended but she has lived with school aged children (over 5) and displayed no concerning behavior. She sleeps nicely in her crate at night or can be trusted to sleep on a dog bed as well. She is left loose in the house with the other German Shepherds in her foster home when her foster mom is at work and uses a doggie door to go outside.
Janis has a medium energy level. On occasion she will get wound up and needs to be reminded not to jump up on the furniture, but she instantly complies with the 'off' command. She likes to ride in the car and is learning to walk nicely on the leash. Janis gets very excited by stuffed toys, but care must be taken because she does not like to share with other dogs. She is eager to please and spend time with her humans, Continued socialization and training will be beneficial for her to reach her full potential. In her prior home she was socialized with cats and small dogs.
This is a Level 2 Dog