Energy Level 3 - Enjoys walks, mental stimulation, and some playtime.
Hi, my name is Candy and that's the perfect name for me because I am a very sweet girl! I was thought to be pregnant when I first arrived at OPH but guess what - no babies for me - yay! Now I'm ready for a home of my own. I'm thought to be a Shepherd mix about 1-2 years old and I currently weigh about 50 lbs. I love being in my foster home with foster mom and dad and their 4 dogs that range in size from 14-54 lbs. While I do fine with the smaller dogs in the home, foster mom says I don't seem to quite know how to play with them as I will bump them with my nose to try to get them to run. We did just add a new small foster dog to the home and I'm doing great with her and we're best playmates! I love to wrestle and play chase/tag in the yard and we take turns chasing each other. I will be the perfect playmate for another dog but I'm also very affectionate and will be the perfect couch snuggler. I walk very nicely on a leash and almost always have a loose leash during a walk, though I do like to occasionally sniff new and exciting smells. I'm house trained and do well in a kennel/pen. Did you notice how many times foster mom mentioned "perfect" in my description? Well, she's sort of biased and I do need to continue work on a few things. Namely, I like to jump up to greet and sometimes and can be a little mouthy (though gently) when I'm excited but I'm working really hard to stop those behaviors and I'm doing a good job responding to the "off" command. I've also learned to sit and have the most wiggly, excited sit you ever saw when I am getting my food or treats.
I am microchipped, current on my vaccines and monthly preventatives and will be spayed prior to adoption. Do you think I might be the perfect dog for you? Great, apply today to meet me!
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.