Nugget's young human mother died with no family to take Nugget, and was brought to a foster home. She's 2+half, 18 lbs., loves playing fetch with her squeaky toy dropping it at your feet when she wants to play. She is both pee pad trained and outdoor trained. She needs a good walk every day, otherwise is fine in the house with pee pads. She doesn't chew (except her toy), eats kibble well and walks easy on the leash. At first she is VERY fearful and hides in her crate for several days, (door left open) coming out at night to eat and do business on pee pads, but eventually comes around when feeling safe. After this point, she then follows you and lays on her mat/bed in each room, quietly, happily in your company, not demanding. She knows some commands and when I command 'OFF' if she tries to get on my bed or couch, she jumps off immediately. Isn't yappy, but barks at strangers, and is slow to warm to them. If you had the patience to let her adjust from her initial reclusive, fearful even snarly, snapping, nipping first several days in her crate in your house, you would be rewarded with a happy, loving, smart, companion. She's compatible living with 2 cats but is territorial about her bed and crate for humans visiting you. That behavior may subside when she's been with you awhile, but should be crated when small children visit. No interest in other dogs, so doubt she'd be good with another dog in the house. She's presently in Chicago where you would need to meet her. If after all that you are still interested, please respond with your living situation, where you are located, someone home during the day, etc. This dog will make a great pet for a patient someone, but only the right situation.