Shelly is a captivating 4-year old, 55 lb. girl who is creamy white with brown speckles on her ears, about 55 pounds, with an endearing face, is very smart, eager to please for a food treat, and would love to be your furever pup! This beauty was taken into the shelter as a stray and did not seem to even understand what a dog bed was, how to walk on a leash, or people who wanted to pet her. New to the park experience, Shelly was fearful of tree trunks and insects that fly and buzz. Now that she's been in foster for a while, she leaps and prances through the park, enchanted by sights and sounds and sweet-smelling flowers. With time and positive behavior training, Shelly is now house trained, knows her basic commands, and is following leash instructions like come close, look (at my eyes), find it (she searches for the treat tossed on the ground), and other safety tricks to keep her mind on her handler. She responds to the safety command of 'here, here!' when off leash, expecting a treat of real meat. She is still working on 'stay', but she understands and follows 'wait.' She is also quiet and well-behaved in the home. Since Shelly is very food motivated and eager to eat her meals, she gets fed from food dispensers requiring work or smarts to retrieve the food (puzzle bowls/toys, snuffle mats, etc.). Shelly could be the perfect jogging partner as she has a lot of energy to expend and loves to chase balls. In fact, Shelly's foster mom thinks she could be part of a family with tweens-teens to be pet by and chase balls and run around with, or adopted by active adults who like to walk or jog in the park. Prior to being spayed, Shelly was downright unfriendly toward other dogs, male or female. With positive behavior training, she no longer readily lunges at them, but instead 'looks' at her handler for a treat when she sees or hears another dog. However, Shelly should be your one-and only pet, since she is unpredictable toward other dogs and is also very reactive toward small running animals like cats and squirrels. Shelly may try to chase a small animal she sees from a car window, and if a backyard is part of her furever home, it must be securely fenced in. 'Shelly is a sweet, affectionate girl who loves, loves, loves to be petted by people, even those she meets on walks,' says her foster mom. 'And people often remark on how beautiful she is.' Shelly is spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped. To learn more about Shelly, please contact AmsterDog at [email protected] or fill out our application at www.amsterdog.org/application to get the process started. Thank you for caring about a pet in need!