Female Shepherd (short coat) named Alice available for adoption

Adoptable Female Shepherd (short coat)
Adoptable Female Shepherd (short coat)


Looks Like: Shepherd (short coat)
Age: Senior
Size: Large
Color: Tan
Sex: Female

Special Criteria
Sanctuary Visit Required

Alice is a sweet, smart girl who loves to go for walks or to just hang out and snuggle with her people. Born in 2007, she still has lots of spunk. She loves toys, especially squeaky balls, and playing tug and fetch. She also enjoys going for walks and showing off on the agility course. Because of a rough past, Alice struggled with meeting new people when she first came to the Sanctuary, but she's made a lot of progress. She warms up to women very easily if they follow a protocol that makes her feel safe. It takes longer for her to warm up to men, but if they are patient and kind Alice will usually start to feel safe over time.

Alice is picky with her dog friends. On-leash, she can be reactive to other dogs when they get too close. At Dogtown, she is working on doing parallel walks, meaning that she walks parallel to, but a safe distance from, other dogs to learn how to be calm around them. She would need to meet any dogs before going home with them or be the only dog in her new home. Alice is super food motivated and has also learned to accept trades for her empty food bowl due to some food guarding in her past. She'll work hard to solve food puzzles and enjoys the enrichment. She would love to find a gentle person who will earn her trust and build her confidence. Once Alice trusts a person she's super snuggly. She loves to ride in the car and paws at the driver to continuously pet her. Alice has a generous sponsor who will pay her adoption fee.