HSTC Pet of the Week 1/24/2018
Hello everyone, I’m Dakota and I am a teensy bit of a chunky Shepherd mix. Don’t worry, my New Year’s resolution is to obtain and maintain a healthy weight. The staff here at HSTC has been a great help so far. My new family will need to help me stick to my weight loss plan. I am a very sweet gal – I love being by your side as often as possible. Here at the shelter sometimes I won’t eat unless a staff member sits in my kennel with me and I tend to cry when I’m all alone. I adore being pet, but I prefer slow, gentle pets.
I haven’t lived with very young kids (most of my experience is with pre-teens and teenagers), I don’t think I’d like to live with any really little humans. I can be a bit spooked by sudden movements and I am sensitive about being touched in certain places. My favorite activities are short walks, sunbathing, and enjoying the great outdoors.
Things I do not like are car rides and vet visits – they stress me out. I do shed a lot, so be ready to brush me frequently! According to my previous owner I am house and crate trained. I also already know several basic commands, so you don’t need to teach me anything new unless you really want to. I have lived with other dogs but I take a while to warm up to them. I have also lived with cats; I prefer to pretend they aren’t there.