I rescued Paloma from her previous owner dropping her off at a shelter. She was atrocious looking, but great temperament when I walked by and pet her. In 5 minutes talking w the man and looking at Paloma, I realized he was using her for breeding. I took her home, cleaned her up then to the vet for shots and fix and clear up goopybeyes and huge infection on her back. She also has nubs for teeth in front upper and lower and a rib that must have been broken at one point, you can feel it sticking out when you rub her left side. She would not come in the house when I first brought her home, then she quickly adapted to the good life. I was just going to foster her and find her a home, but we ended up keeping her for a year. She is an amazing dog that loves attention and is a lover! She loves walks too. If she sees another dog while on a walk she'll bark, but when she meets up w them she is friendly. She is good w our two cats and an 11 year old dog too. We got a puppy just after we rescued Paloma and she has mothered the puppy very well. And she likes to lick the cats too! Unfortunately our puppy is very active. Paloma will play chase with the puppy here and there and they will wrestle a bit too, but then puppy gets to rough w her. I feel that at this stage in her life she needs a more mellow companion. Paloma is an active dog when she needs to be, otherwise she likes to chill out on her dog bed or outside in the sun. She also does not like to be left alone by herself for long periods of time. She gets lonely. She's good w another dog companion or her human . She will be by your side all the time! She likes car rides too. If you have another dog, they will need to meet and make sure they're a match and I would need to make sure your home is suitable for her. She is a special dog that had a rough start in life and now deserves the best! And she will give her best right back to you. Also she is well mannered and knows commands, sit and lay down. She also tolerates bath time and grooming.