Sophie (Adopted 3/24/12)

**Updated 3/24/12 Lil miss Sophie has been adopted by an awesome couple…they are already madly in love with her!  She now has two incredible dog siblings to romp around and play with! She is already adjusting to her new home like a pro and receiving tons of love and attention! You can learn more about Sophies’s adoption and follow updates by visiting her page!**

Age – 2-4 years old

Ended up at shelter because – Owners no longer wanted to care for her

Energy level – Low

Temperament – Nervous, affectionate, goofy

Needs – Potty training, regular grooming of long coat, confident owner to help socialize her

Meet Sophie! An adorable little shih tzu mix, weighing in at around 10 pounds. This sweet girl was living in a home before she came to us, but was pretty much ignored while she was there. When she arrived at the shelter, her beautiful coat was all matted and just plain gross! She was lucky enough to have a nice man at the shelter cut out the mats before coming into foster, making her feel so much better! She just went to the groomer and got a trim and style which you can see in the pics below! Sophie likes meeting new people, but can sometimes be a shy girl at first. Give her some time and her silly playful personality will come bounding out! She loves running around the house and pretty much acting like a silly goose. Sophie is currently living with a few other small dogs in her foster home and getting along with them pretty well. She does great in the car and would really like to accompany wherever you go! She is very food motivated, which makes obedience training pretty easy. She has already picked up on ‘sit’ and is working on ‘stay’. She should continue training in her new home to help her become well behaved and adjusted. It seems as though Sophie didn’t have much potty training prior to coming to us, but she is working on that and doing well learning the ropes. She is a very affectionate girl and adores attention. She will come up up to you, wagging her whole body and doing a silly dance, looking for love! While she will often seek you out for some belly rubs, she is never pushy about it. If you are busy with something else, lil Sophie will just sit quietly at your feet till you are ready smother her with love. She is learning to walk on a leash and enjoys her daily walks around the neighborhood. Because of her small size and timid nature she would do best with children over 10+. Sophie is a great dog who make an excellent addition to a family who is patient and willing to help her become the awesome little girl that she was born to be!

She likes…

  • Chasing human feet
  • Snuggling on a warm lap
  • Learning new tricks and getting treats for them
  • Belly rubs
  • Using puppy pads

She’s not too happy with…

  • Being left alone
  • Dogs who try to play too rough
  • Hyper children

Be sure to keep up to date with news about Sophie by following her page.

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