Half dog, half piglet; Dori's contented little grunts when she is getting petted are so adorable. She loves wading in the kiddie pool when it's warm enough, and loves a game of tug-of-war or wrestling with her jolly ball. Sadly she has lost some trust in people and needs reassurance and treats to know that she is safe, but once she knows someone she will go above and beyond to demonstrate her love, and will stare so sweetly into your face with her expressive eyes and her little smile, and there is no such thing as too much bodily contact. Dori is nervous of other dogs in the shelter environment but is now able to co-exist with the three in her foster home and is doing brilliantly; she is learning so much from them and her confidence grows daily, though if anyone sneezes she still runs to a different room for safety! Dori has a huge appetite for playing, both with other dogs and just by herself, but is also very good during 'quiet time' in her crate with a long-lasting chew, and she sleeps in her crate at night, snoring gently after another busy day. Dori is OBSESSED with water, and dives in like a pro and will swim and bite the splashing water she churns up. It can be very hard to get her to come away from the pool/river/stock tank, and she would probably continue to dive and swim until she could no longer stand. In the house she likes to be close to her people, and there's a little spot by the cooker where she sits every evening whilst the humans are cooking- it's also very useful as she will tidy up any falling pieces of food. Dori does well with new people once away from the shelter- generally she will be in her crate as they come into the house, and then let out to greet them, and she sees that her foster siblings are very excited to have visitors, so she is too. Visiting dogs take longer to acclimate to, and the best way to do this is to meet away from the yard and go on a walk altogether, and Dori will soon settle down, at which stage she is ready to sniff the other dogs, and then she is able to ignore them completely.