Age: 2 yrs (dob 8-7-2015)
Color: Black and Tan
Activity level: Medium to High
Good with other dogs: Yes
Good with cats: some
Foster parents: Deb V.
Yard Fencing: Required
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Things were not looking hopeful for Dina when she was hit by a car and had a dislocated hip and lacerations. The ACO who was called could find no collar, tags or microchip on her, and no one called the shelter looking for her. After the vet was able to put her hip back in place, and an X-ray showed she would be OK, things just got better and better. The ACO called GSRNE and told us what a sweet girl she is, and we were able to move her right into an experienced foster home.
At first, Dina was nervous and shaking, not knowing what would happen next. She was given her own guest room, with a resident cat for company, and her foster Mom slept on the bed nearby for the first few nights. Dina gradually began to feel comfortable and bonded quickly.
There was some work being done in the home, so workmen had to be in the room where Dina was crated. She growled a little, at first; but when one of the workers kneeled down and spoke softly to her, she gradually approached the door of her crate and became used to his going out of the room and back in. Within two days, she met him outside the crate and leaned against him for attention. She is initially hesitant about meeting new people, but she does warm up quickly and enjoys making friends.
When out for walks in the neighborhood, Dina is, understandably, nervous when a noisy truck or a bus passes by; but she does like to get into a car to go for a ride and is a good passenger. She will jump if she hears a loud voice and responds nicely to a calm voice and baby talk.
Dina is comfortable around other dogs, as long as they don’t rush right up to her. One of the workers sometimes has his male GSD with him, and Dina enjoys playing with him in the fenced yard. She also does well with the cat in her foster home and takes her toys to him, trying to get him to play. She’s a sweet and gentle girl and is ready to meet someone who will give her the patience and love she deserves.