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#11945 Empanada

Medium-size, Female, Young Hound x Shepherd,
Energy Level 3

Energy Level 3 - Enjoys walks, mental stimulation, and some playtime.

Hi! My name is Empanada (aka Ellie)!

I’m guessed to be a 9 month old, Hound x Shepherd mix (although foster Mom sees a lot of GSP in me), and I currently weigh about 25ish lbs. I was shy when I first came to OPH, but I have learned so much since I came on May 6th. Check out how good I am! 😍

Click here to see me in foster care!

Some pawsome things about me:
🐾 Working on learning basic manners
🐾 Working on learning house manners
🐾 I am super smart and love to please
🐾 Sometimes I like to hear myself talk since I have hound in me
🐾 I love to go for walks
🐾 I love to be by my people and snuggle
🐾 I am doing pretty good with house training
🐾 I don’t love to go into my crate, but once I am in I settle down almost immediately
🐾 I am good in my crate over night (7-8 hours)
🐾 Since I still have a lot of puppy in me, I’d prefer to go out every 2-3 hours during the day
🐾 I’ve played well with cats
🐾 I’ve played well with dogs
🐾 I love to meet new people
🐾 I am learning not to jump up on people
🐾 I am go go go go, so I will need a family that can provide mental and physical stimulation
🐾 I know sit
🐾 I am super sweet and friendly
🐾 I love to give kisses
🐾 Still getting the hang of toys

I was named after empanadas, a Spanish or Latin-American pastry turnover filled with savory ingredients that are either baked or fried. I'm a sweet blend of cute and happy and I came a long way up north in search of my new family. Could that be with you? If so, apply today!

Empanada is up-to-date on her vaccinations and has been spayed. Empanada is currently being fostered in Timonium, MD.

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.