ADOPTED ON 07-05-14 – Sandy can best be described as cool, quiet, thoughtful but not lethargic or lazy. She is not mellow, just soft-spoken and light footed with a certain quiet intensity. She becomes far more affectionate and open with she is close to those she knows and that is when she will wiggle and beg for attention. However, when she is around strangers, she can become seemingly very cold and or withdrawn… in fact, others will think that she is well trained. When she is in public she becomes very reserved and dignified, walks in a straight line, prances, and ignores everyone… and everyone always compliments me on how “well trained” she is.
Sandy is the kind of dog that doesn’t need to be under your feet or be with her siblings all the time. She is the laid back kind of dog that doesn’t go up to strangers and start wiggling. Here personality is more dignified and independent. She is calm and stands back a little while she is watching everything that’s going on at all times; you can’t sneak up on her or startle her because she knows you’re coming. If you try, she may just look without flinching. She is not the kind of dog that would be preoccupied with a tennis ball and forget the world around her; she will never do anything at random or without thinking.
Like so many of the rescue dogs that are found, Sandy, her mother and 4 other siblings were found dumped on a rural road near the woods the first week of March. They looked to have been surviving on their own for a week or more. The pups were thought to be about 8-9 wks old when they were found by a rescue angel. Their health was already starting to take a toll on their little bodies, they were wormy and emaciated. They are all not in the loving home and care of her rescuer.
Sandy and her siblings are already showing the signs of their breed. Her foster dad has noticed that she is “just a real good dog”. Even at this young age, they listen and come when they are called and their foster family feels that they are really special dogs that were meant to be saved. Unlike most puppies, they told us that Sandy and her siblings are relatively calm in comparison to other puppy litters. Recently they have been around little children and true to their breed, are just tremendously loving and gentle with them.
Sandy loves to run and play with her siblings and she warmed up to her foster mom rather quickly. She was slightly cautious at first but warmed up after a pet and an ear scratching She gets lots of play time with her with her siblings and follows behind our ATV in the evenings. She gets along with her siblings and does well with her foster brothers and sisters dogs. She does great with kids and has been around kids quite often. She might be a large dog; her mother is about an 80lbs dog.
If you have an urge to have an instant best friend that is always glad to see you and easily maintained, you really should give this wonderful girl a look. Sandy just needs someone who will love her and give her the attention she deserves.
DISCLAIMER: THE BREED POSTED ON OUR DOGS’ BIOGRAPHIES ARE OUR BEST GUESS BASED ON SEVERAL YEARS OF DOG RESCUE. ADOPTERS WHO NEED TO KNOW THE EXACT BREED OF A PARTICULAR DOG MUST HAVE THE DOG TESTED AT THEIR OWN EXPENSE.