Available for Adoption
Maizie is a 18 month old German Shepherd mix, that was originally picked up as a stray, so nothing is known about her background. She is an extremely sweet, affectionate girl, who loves being with her people, but is also unconfident, and can be unsure in new situations. Due to this, she will need to go to a home with an experienced handler, one who understands this type of dog and will be able to help her navigate appropriately through these times, as well as advocate for her, allowing her the time and space to take it all in.
Obedience training will be required, and hopefully her forever home would like to get her involved in some kind of canine sport which would only continue to boost her confidence. At this time Maizie knows, "sit", "down" "touch",
and we are working on the "place" command as well as her recall. She is super food motivated, and a very quick learner. Agility classes have been great for her and she truly enjoys it. She is a natural at it and not afraid of working, showing no hesitation through the shoot, tunnel, or A-frame! She cannot go to a home with cats, and a 6 foot stockade fence is preferred, as she could make quick work of a chain link. Maizie has foster brother and sisters of different sizes and breeds and does great with all, loving to romp and play. She did have a bad experience during a vet appointment, and since then gets extremely nervous with new people handling her back end. We have been working on making that type of handling a good thing, and right now it is a work in progress, but improving.
Maizie is a great girl, with lots of love to give, and will blossom with consistent, experienced handling.
UTD on Vaccinations: Yes
Heartworm Test Results: Negative
Heartworm Prevention: Yes
Flea/Tick Prevention: Yes
I am located in the Rochester, NY area. Please check with my foster mom about my attendance at Meet & Greets.