Sophie was saved from a high kill shelter in Texas, where dogs generally have just 3 days to be saved before they are killed for space. Sophie is spayed, core vaccines, rabies, de-wormed, heartworm tested negative and micro-chipped. She has an estimated date of birth of 19 October 2016 and weighs around 11.10 pounds. She has been listed as a Miniature Pinscher / Chihuahua. We have no way of knowing the exact breed, so it is up to individuals to decide what breed they think she most likely is. Sophie is a sweet, affectionate girl. She can be very shy initally but soon warms up when she gets to spend time with you. Her favoutire thing to do is wrap herself up in a bundle under all the blankets and hibernate, coming out for food, water and to check what is going on and then after a while, she will go back and bury herself in the blankets as if she is hibernating from the world. I am sure in her own home she will be more active and want to spend time with her family. She is good with the other dogs and not intimidated by the big dogs and will snuggle with the smaller dogs. We do not have cats in the rescue so cannot comment on how she would behave around them. Sophie is located in the house with me, my dogs and a few rescue dogs and she isn't fully house-trained, although she does use the puppy-pee-pads to do her business. ‰'ÛÜWe do not recommend dog parks for several weeks, if not months, it is so very important for families and dogs to form a strong bond and get to know each other before exposing them to the potential dangers of dog parks. Although all GaDaH dogs are very well socialized with other dogs, lots of other dogs have not had the benefit of this socialization and do not always know how to play and act with other dogs. You also do not know the control the other families have over their dogs and you should always have a good recall for your adopted dog before going to dog parks. Sophie is young and I'm sure in a family setting when she is used to the cold North East weather she will get back to being active and so a family with an active lifestyle is a must. She would benefit from lots of road trips and adventures, hiking, trips to the lake, the beach and anywhere that she can explore and enjoy the sights, smells and sounds the world has to offer. She will need a family that understands the importance of training and we encourage all families to work on basic and advanced training as a family so that boundaries and expectations can be set and both Sophie and her humans can learn each others body language and personalities and form a stronger bond and understanding of each other. She has not had a collar or leash on and so leash training will definitely need to be worked upon. A family that understands his initial caution of people and new places, that will help him develop his confidence and trust. Sophie is available for adoption from Give a Dog a Home, German Shepherd Dog Rescue for an adoption fee of $550. This fee is not negotiable and is used to cover the rescue costs of pulling, vetting, health certificate, transport from Texas to Maine, monthly preventatives, supplements, food and anything else that is needed. If you feel that you have the heart and home to give this precious soul a wonderful life, please go to our website, under the APPLICATION tab, complete, then submit the APPLICATION. Our process takes around 2-4 days, and ensuring your references are aware that we will be calling, could speed up the process. Once you have been approved, we discuss any questions in regards to the dog you are wanting to adopt, then you complete and submit the contract, make payment and then we can work out the pick up / transport arrangements. Please do NOT submit an application if you are not looking to take home a new best friend within the next few weeks. http://www.giveadogahome-sanantonio.org Sophie ‰'ÛÜis located at the rescue in Sebec, Maine. We post in various states along the east coast and Canada where we have had lots of successful adoptions to enable more exposure for these beautiful saved souls. Families will need to be prepared to travel to the rescue to meet and take home their new best friend. Sebec is located just outside the towns of Dover-Foxcroft and Milo (approx 8 miles) and approx 45 miles from Bangor. There are also lots of hotels, motels, pet friendly accommodations and wonderful camp-sites for the more adventurous families and what a great way to get to know your new best friend. If there are options to arrange transport, we will work with you to make it happen.