Shellie – A Happy German Shepherd
Here are some adjectives to describe Shellie: Fun, Happy, Playful, Pretty, Spunky. Indeed, Shellie is one happy and friendly female German Shepherd. Take her out for a walk or a bit of play time in the back yard, and Shellie will do some hops and spins and just want to have a fun time with you. It is hard to believe that this fun loving pup was found as a stray on the streets of Philadelphia. Shellie would just as soon ignore 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 and she will usually just goes about her own business, though sometimes smaller hyper dogs can make Shellie nervous.
Shellie is energetic and after a short time period, usually 3 to 5 days, Shellie will begin bonding very quickly with any new family. We estimate Shellie to be about 5 to 7 years old. Shellie came to Sedona with chronic ear infections that took a long time to bring under control. She had a total ear ablation surgery on her right ear, where the ear canal was removed. Following the surgery we were able to bring the infections in her good ear (the left one) under control. A daily cleaning and monitoring is all that Shellie needs now.
Shellie will do well in a home without other dogs or in a home with older mellower dogs. She would be best in a home with children over 10 years old. We do not know how she would do in a home with cats. We would like to thank Char-Wills German Shepherd Rescue for taking care of Shellie for her first two weeks while we worked on opening up a spot for Shellie in our program.