Maria, more than most dogs, is unhappy being kept at the shelter and resists reentering her kennel after going for walks.
She was adopted, but returned because she kept on getting out of her harness. It is possible the family didn’t understand how to put it on because at the shelter this hasn’t been problematic. The family said she was perfect in every other way.
· She is housebroken
· She is aloof with other dogs, but tolerates them all.
· She enjoys leaving her kennel and going for walks with volunteers and does well on leash.
· She has had some basic training and will sit and shake.
· She takes treats gently.
· She does well in the shelter’s “real room” and can be safely left alone.
Maria is a 7-year-old German Shepherd mix. If you are worried about adopting an older dog, don’t be. She was taken to a private vet for her senior wellness check-up and her blood work and physical exam were normal. At shelters, older dogs are often the last to be adopted and often overlooked. She will make a great companion and simply put, she just wants to be with people.
If you already have another dog, bring it with you for a meet and greet to be certain they get along. Since she already had a failed adoption through no fault of her own, the next one should be to her forever home.
Take a look at Maria. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oHN7S91Qz0
To choose Maria, request ID A4617301. The Agoura Shelter is at 29525 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills. Occasionally pets have already been adopted. To check availability, call 818-991-0071 or visit http://animalcare.lacounty.gov