EMMA is a 7 year old Aussie mix who needs a special home. She was terribly fearful when she first arrived at the shelter but has made amazing progress. She will need someone who knows how to work with a timid dog to build her confidence. She ended up at the shelter because she bit a child but we do not know the circumstances. This beauty with the shiny black coat is a favorite of the volunteers because she walks nicely on a leash and has some training. Emma is very intelligent and is willing to learn new tricks in exchange for treats. She already knows basic commands and walks well on a leash, and she keeps her kennel very clean. Emma is hopeful her future person will be able to come in for several visits to get to know her because she can be fearful around strangers. If you think you could provide Emma with a quiet home and lots of love, consider filling out your application for this pretty girl!We are a small shelter located in rural PA; closest city is Pittsburgh. Please Map It before you contact us. We require a meet and greet with any other dogs in the home, check references, and need to meet the prospective adopters; therefore, we do not transport dogs.