If you are familiar with español, you may know that my name means sprinkle or spark. I am an exceptionally beautiful, calm and mellow shepherd mix female of only 8 months. Even though my family decided it was best to part ways, they reported that I am gentle with children from 3 to 14. They also said I got along with two other dogs in my former home. Although I can be slow to warm up to strangers, if given enough time and attention, I do start showing my loving side. You would probably guess that I do enjoy treats; they motivate me to quickly learn proper manners. Come by and visit so I can show you a “chispita” of puppy-style love.
Aptly named, I’m a black (and silver) beauty and a sight to behold (maybe that’s what caught your eye). It’s hard to imagine anyone abandoning me (and my friend, Duke) anywhere, but at least they had the decency to do it near a vet! Fortunately, they found us quickly so we didn’t have to spend too much time out there alone. You may think that with such a rough start in life, I’d be kinda shy, but because of the warm welcome I received at TALGV, I’ve developed a real friendliness to people (and have even learned to sit before getting food!). At 42 pounds, there’s lot of me to love, so come do it!
When my former people were asked about something unusual in my appearance, they answered, “curly tail.” I love that! They might have said, “missing left rear leg” because I am, but I get around so well they instead chose the tail thing. Yay for me! They’re lovely people, but said their joints couldn’t keep up with walking me every day. I do love my walks and I’m no slouch in that department—can keep up and keep going, but also love when we rest and you pet me. They described me as “playful, good-natured, friendly, and obedient.” If you’d like more, I know some commands, was housetrained at my former home, and I’m cute as a button. So if you’d like a sweet dog with a loveable personality, we should get together real soon!
Unlike some other dogs, I was like a “peri” dog. Always shying away from new visitors, but recently I have perked up a little. I hope you can see the playful and friendly side of me within my eyes. Although I was found in the Subway parking lot, I do not particularly like sandwiches. However, when I get to know you, I like laps, hugs, kisses, and lots of belly rubs. Sorry, my story is a little short, but with due time I will share a lot more about me. Or you can stop by and pay me a visit. Hope to see you soon.
I was left behind at a dog park, but I wasn’t alone. A kind person was watching all day and when no one came for me, she took me home that night. She said I was a bit shy but warmed up quickly, and preferred to be with someone rather than left alone. I have a nice disposition, she said; got along with her dogs and rode well in the car. She trimmed my long nails, and then brought me here, where I’ve enjoyed regular walks (I’ve been good on leash) and quiet times with gentle friends. A medium size female, born in 2010 and probably a shepherd mix, I’m still shy sometimes but always hopeful. Someone will see what a good, mature, loving dog I am and will take me home for good.
I’ve been told I have an elegant appearance—sparkling eyes, gorgeous coat—and that’s a very nice introduction. But I’m hoping you’ll want to know more. For instance, my former people didn’t want to give me up (after 2-1/2 years together), but there were human health issues involved. They praised me for being well behaved and easy going, housetrained, leash-trained, and responsive to commands like sit, come and stay. Of course, all that’s good, too, but again, there’s more. I can be a charming and loving companion, one who thrives on giving and receiving attention. Guess you could say I’m lively but sensitive, too—definitely happiest in the role of companion. So now I’m watching and waiting, hoping that you’ll give me a chance to add my own kind of canine love to your life!
PS Those are my baby pictures at end of the gallery.
I was adopted as a 4-week-old puppy, and spent the next 8+ years in a happy life with one person. But now, a big change has occurred. My former person moved far away, and I couldn’t go with him. So I’ve had to figure out why I’m alone after being a loyal companion for so long, and here’s what I’ve discovered: I can still be someone’s loyal companion—happy together—once we become acquainted and like each other. This takes learning how to trust someone new, but already I trust a volunteer here, and she says I’m “extremely loyal” and could be your best friend if you’ll let me get to know you gradually. Is that okay? I come with Vet Care Support for Life, and a heart that could be all yours forever.