My name is Sunfish 🐠 and I’m part of the Sea Creature themed transport! I’m guessed to be about 10 months old, a shepherd mix, a super sweet girl, and I weigh about 31 lbs.
I’m a good listener, eager to please and very food motivated - I already know my sit command! 🤗 (My foster mom still recommends a puppy training class though.) I’m good on a leash and with a harness, but do need some work with pulling! I like all people - male, female, and children - I liked (and licked) everyone I met at the different adoption events I’ve been to! 🤣 I love all the attention and pets 💞 I can be a snuggle-bug too!
I’m good in my crate while my foster mom is at work, and even sleep in there! 😴 I’m house-trained in my foster home, no accidents so far! 🤗 I like to play with doggie toys, but my most favorite toy is my dinosaur nylabone!! My favorite outside activity is fetch! 😎 From an energy level standpoint, I’m a solid medium. I play hard - I’d love a fenced-in backyard to run around in, and I should also go for at least one long walk per day - but I sleep hard too!! I require a slow introduction to other dogs that are my size or smaller, but I don’t get along with dogs that are bigger than me (at least I haven’t while in my foster home).
I'm named after the sunfish, which has 38 species of freshwater fish in its family, all native to North America. I am swimming my way north from Virginia to look for my forever family! If you think that might be with you, please apply today!
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 Ashland, VA 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 Ashland.
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.