Needs ‰'Û¢ Children 8+. McKella, a female, one year old, 36 pound, mini-Shepherd mix is a real doll! Often called 'Kella' or 'Kella Bella' by her foster family, every minute spent with this darling is truly a joy! If you want a dog who really loves YOU, this is the gal for you! Her connection to those she knows is wonderful and pure; introductions to new people and new things need to be done gradually. Goofy and playful, McKella has a blast playing with her toys and with the other dogs in her foster home and would love to find a home with a canine buddy to play with. McKella loves exploring in the yard, finding sticks to carry around, and rooting around in her toy box (she will sometimes even climb into it)! With her adorable happy prance, she dances around. There is nothing sweeter than being greeted by her happy dance, joyful wiggle and precious smile (yes, she really smiles!); she even seems to thoroughly listen when you speak to her. McKella is deliciously cuddly and LOVES to curl up on the couch with her people and be near them. As soon as she knows someone is headed to the couch, she's there immediately to join them. Her favorite spots are snuggled into a blanket with her humans and laying on the pillows with her head over her person's shoulder. When you stop petting her, she does the gentlest tap with her paw to remind you to continue. She comes to her people and asks to be held, where she will quietly and happily sit on your lap. McKella is housetrained, knows basic commands, and sleeps through the night like an angel. McKella has a very mild case of Megaesophogus, (where her esophagus can have some difficulty carrying food to the stomach). She does not currently need any special treatment for this and in the slim possibility that she should require medication in the future, the cost is only about $15-$20/month. This does not slow her down and she thoroughly enjoys life and holds her own in the pack quite well. Thank you so much for your interest in adopting a dog from A New Chance Animal Rescue (https://anewchancear.org). We are a 501c3, tax deductible organization. ANCAR is a foster-based rescue, and we adopt within a 90 mile radius of Bedford Hills, NY. You will find the adoption application here: (https://anewchancear.org/adopt/adoption-application/). All fields on the application must be completed. Please read about the adoption process (https://anewchancear.org/adopt/adoption-process/) so you'll know what to expect when you submit. Our dogs are in foster care and we do NOT have a shelter or boarding facility. AN APPLICATION MUST BE COMPLETED IN FULL AND APPROVED BEFORE A DOG CAN BE MET. This is a firm policy. Our busy volunteers are not able to respond to questions about the dog or dog meeting requests in the absence of an application. We know these dogs very well because they are in foster care. Please read the profiles of the dog(s) you are interested in prior to submitting an application. If there are specific requirements stated (ie: Fenced Yard or Canine Friend Required) these are included because they are vital to the happiness, health, safety and adoption success of that dog. We are only able to save as many dogs as we have foster homes (https://anewchancear.org/foster/faqs/) and resources for. We provide medical care including vaccinations, testing, deworming, spaying/neutering and microchipping before transporting our dogs. We provide all supplies, preventatives and any follow up vet care necessary while they are in foster care. These costs are high and the number of lives we can save is entirely dependent upon donations from people like you. We do not receive funding from private foundations or government sources. If you can find room in your heart to help us, with any amount, we are truly grateful (https://anewchancear.org/help/donate/). We are a 501c3 organization, so all donations are tax-deductible. It is only through the kindness of supporters like you that we are 'changing lives...one tail at a time' by providing our dogs with 'A New Chance.' (https://anewchancear.org) Thanks so much.