Are you an active person looking for an active dog? Are you looking for a dog to join you on your trips to the river, lake, or beach? What about a pup to take on long hikes or for your daily run, but also a pup who will enjoy a cuddle on the couch? Well I’m your gal! My name is Veela and I’m a 1.5 year old, 57 lb Shepherd mix who is looking for a family to call my own. I may or may not think I’m a lap dog and definitely need a family who will spoil me as I’ve had a hard life so far.
I like to have fun and I have a fair amount of energy but nothing a couple long walks and some backyard time wouldn’t take care of. If I’m spending time in your backyard, you need a fence that’s over 4 feet as I can easily clear that, but I do fine at my foster home on a 50 foot trolly tie out in the yard.
Look how fast I run, click here.
I would love a doggy friend or two in my fur ever home but they should probably be my size or larger as I have some prey drive and we want to make sure I don’t overwhelm anyone. Click here. My foster friends are setting good examples for me, helping me to understand that when I “sit” it should be for more than a few seconds, and that I should probably cool it on the “counter surfing.” Even though that’s where the yummy snacks are.
I am house-broken and comfortable in my crate at my foster’s house, and this means it’s OK that it’s taking me a little while to figure out how to walk on a leash. I watch my friends do it and I’m sure I’ll get the hang of it soon. Love to play with my ball too as you can see here!
I will be so happy to bring snuggles and love to my forever home. Is that with you?
All adult dogs, cats, and kittens are altered prior to adoption. Puppies too young to be altered at the time of adoption must be brought to our partner vet in Davidsonville, MD for spay or neuter paid for by Operation Paws for Homes by 6 months of age. Adopters may choose to have the procedure done at their own vet before 6 months of age and be reimbursed the amount that the rescue would pay our partner vet in Davidsonville.
This dog's bio is based off the experiences of the foster and/or volunteers of OPH as well as any information that we received from the shelter or previous owner. This is very important because it means that while they may act one way in the foster’s home, you may experience something different in your home.