Suzie is shy, but still a total sweetheart! She loves to be pet and takes it as a comfort. She also enjoys treats. The loudness and chaos of shelter life is a lot for any dog, and Suzie seems to be a sensitive soul. She gets overwhelmed and huddles in the back corner of her kennel when you first go and visit her, but she's definitely open to being pet! She's just unsure of herself. She relaxes more when she's outside of her kennel where it's a bit quieter. Suzie doesn't seem to have much experience on a leash. They confuse her and she doesn't know what she's supposed to do. She sort of locks up at first, but given time and patience she will walk on it a little in the peace and quiet of a play yard. For now her preferred method of travel is being picked up and carried - especially if you wrap her in a snuggly blanket first. Suzie's nerves don't allow her to run and play much. She prefers to stay mostly in one spot and look around at what's happening around her. Once she's surveyed the scene and okayed it she'll walk around a little bit. She still seems to have a lower energy level. Suzie is a Lab mix under a year old. She came into the shelter as a stray on 10/18/23. She weighs 22 lbs.