shay

QUICK FACTS: ✔️ Good with other dogs! ✔️ Crate trained! ✔️ Walks well on leash! ✔️Good for beginner dog owner!

plott hound Mix|female|1 year old|52 lbs|Adoption Fee $325


Updates from Foster Home: 

Pupdate 2: I've had a great time getting to know Shay better this month! Shay definitely still has her puppy playfulness.  She loves toys and will happily fetch balls or play tug with rope.  While she loves to play, her exercise needs aren't extreme.  She does well on walks, pulling a little when something catches her interest but always letting herself be guided.  On days she goes to daycare she mostly just wants to sleep when she gets home.  She is very affectionate and once she knows you she loves to cuddle up against her people for pets.

Shay is crate trained and well housebroken, only having had a couple accidents in over a month she's been with me.  She doesn't have any problem holding it for a full work day when she has free reign in the kitchen, though when she has access to carpeted areas she doesn't seem to hold it as long.  This hasn't been an issue since I don't give her access to the full house when I'm at work.

She doesn't have any problems sleeping in her crate at night.  She has barked just a few nights (generally in response to some sound, like late night snow plows) but most of the time she doesn't make a sound and sleeps peacefully.

Shay does seem to take a bit of time to warm up to men in "her space".  She met new men at the vet and at daycare and seemed comfortable with them immediately.  However, whenever I've had male guests she is very cautious around them at first.  She hasn't shown any aggression, but is just is a little timid and won't get close.  My parents visited and she was the same way with my father, but by the next morning she was letting him pet her and would jump up to sit next to him so with a little patience she learns to trust.

Shay is a great pup looking for her permanent home!

Pupdate 1: Once Shay gets to know you she loves to play and cuddle. She loves her food and her favorite time is when she is getting fed. At night she goes in her crate without a fuss. Shay seems to be a little nervous with some new people. She hasn't shown any signs of aggression, but doesn't immediately trust everyone. I haven't observed a definite pattern, but it may be more often with tall men. Shay is a medium energy dog. On the recent bitter cold days she satisfied with a couple rounds of tug and fetching of toys. On warmer days she loves walks. She pulls a little when something catches her interest, but will let herself be guided. She loves to play with other dogs, though she can be protective of chews and her crate. I haven't seen her with cats. She is left alone in the kitchen while I'm at work and has done well for extended periods. She does alright in the rest of the house unsupervised, but not for very long periods. She has only had one accident in the house and aside from a USB cable has only chewed her own toys. She gets pretty easily distracted, but is very food motivated which should help with training.