#1594 Shine

Trial Adoption
Medium-size, Female, Adult Shepherd x Setter,
Shine is up-to-date on her shots and has been spayed. Shine is currently being fostered in Herndon, VA.

Shine is a gorgeous shepherd mix girl, about 3 yrs old and weighing 46 lb, although she should likely be up around 60 lbs at her healthiest weight. She is just so sweet, and loves to cuddle and play and be silly. Although, she has not been feeling her best, she lets her love and personality shine.

More about Shine:
- she would do well in a quiet, less active, less urban environment. She would love a yard to roam in, and a home with older, quiet kids/adults would be best.
- she is working on potty training. She is working on getting super healthy in her new foster home, and perhaps that will help her maintain her potty schedule better.
- she is crate trained. She will whine for a few minutes but quickly settles down.
- she is great on a leash and enjoys going for walks. At the same time she is very shy and easily spooked. Once she sees something on a walk that she doesn’t like she starts walking straight home and will pull the whole way there on until she feels safe again. We are working on building her confidence and that will be an ongoing process in her new home. She is using a martingale collar and 6ft leash which is important with a shy dog.
- she is gentle with good house manners and nicely meets new people.
- she is not a barker
- she is fine with other dogs, although she hasn't met many in the foster home environment.
- she has not met cats, but we believe she could do well in a home with them as long as there was a proper controlled introduction period from both sides.

• What kind of home do you think would be best for your foster? - somewhere not too urban and noisy. A nice house in the suburbs, with a yard so that the potty training is easier than going for a million walks a day. I believe she would do better with older children that don’t scream as much. She’s never shown any signs of aggression but she has shown fear towards loud noises, so better be safe.

This dog tested positive for heartworm disease before arriving to the rescue. Heartworm disease is transmitted to a dog through a bite from an infected mosquito producing a positive test in six months. OPH will treat the dog and provide two weeks of recovery time prior to adoption. Potential adopters will receive detailed information on the disease and their role in completing the recovery process from OPH’s heartworm coordinator. With monthly preventatives, the disease is completely preventable.
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