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Shellie – A Happy German Shepherd – Best For One Special Person

Life is a highway for Shellie

Sedona Shepherd Sanctuary - Shellie
Sedona Shepherd Sanctuary

Shellie helping with the food shopping.

Everyday is winding road for Shellie.  This girl just loves her car rides and can’t wait to go on road trips with her human friends.  How else can we describe Shellie?  How about Fun, Happy, Playful, Pretty, Spunky.  Indeed, Shellie is one happy and friendly female German Shepherd.  When not cruising in the back seat of her foster mom’s car, Shellie is up for for a long walk or a bit of play time in the back yard.  When she gets excited, Shellie will do some hops and spins.

Shellie ignores other dogs around her and focus on playing with her human friends.  She has been introduced to and lived with older and younger dogs, and both male and female dogs.  She goes about her business ignoring any four legged animals (including cats), though sometimes smaller hyper dogs can make her nervous.

Shellie likes to meet new people, but once she settles into a new home, she will bond very strongly with one person.   She has been in two adopted homes for over two weeks.  In one home, she become possessive of the wife, the second home she became possessive of the husband.   Shellie allows visitors into a home and is easy going when meeting new people.  Shellie happily greets new people on walks and remains social in all settings.  However, she has shown that she needs to be in a home with a single owner, man or woman.

If you are looking for a best friend, whether someone to join you on long car rides, or go for nice walks, or just chill out and be a homebody, Shellie fits the bill perfectly.   During her time in our foster program, Shellie had a total ear ablation surgery on her right ear, where the ear canal was removed. Following the surgery,  she just needs a daily cleaning of her ears occasionally an anti-scratching medication..

Shellie will do well in a home without other dogs or in a home with a medium age or older mellow dog.  She would be best in a home without children, and she has lived comfortably with cats in her original foster home.   She will be adopted out on a bite contract, where any potential adopter will understand that she does have a bite history.

Interested in Shellie?  Shoot us a request for more information at or fill out an online adoption application.

Shellie chilling at an event