Hi! My name is

Teila

I have an Adoption Application Pending!

I’m the Dog of the Week!

AARCS ID
A44393232

SEX
Female

BREED
German Shepherd/Mix

SIZE
Medium

Date of Birth
November 26, 2018

Located In
Calgary

About Teila

Look at my cute ears! My fosters think they are adorable and make me an original. I am an active, loving, loyal girl that is looking for a loving, calm, active family. My name is Teila and I just finished being a super mom raising my 8 fabulous babies. My foster family thinks I did such an amazing job keeping them all safe and healthy. I am sure glad that is my last litter though, it was so much work!

I want to tell you a little about myself in hopes that I find my perfect forever home. First of all I love treats! I will do almost anything for those yummy treats. I am an active girl that loves to play and go on long walks or a fun run. I am working very hard on my leash manners which have come a long way. I sometimes get excited at the beginning and pull a little too hard. My fosters are working on my attention skills which seems to get me back on track. If you like to hike/walk or run I would be a great companion. I would also love a fully fenced yard to play in or lounge around on a sunny day. I can really jump high, so a tall fence is a must. Once I have been fed and walked I love to just be hanging wherever you may be. I love to be with you watching tv or hanging out beside you while you work.

I do have some skills and manners that I am working on. I am a smart girl, so it won’t take me long to be at the top of the skills class. I can already sit by verbal command or hand signal. I know I need to sit before I get my meals or treats on a walk. I mostly do this skill without anyone even asking. I like to please and am very treat motivated, so bring all those yummy training treats please!

I do have to tell you, I get very excited and then frustrated seeing other dogs on leash. This starts with me pointing in their direction and I often get so worked up that I yell “Hi, Hello, Friend!” in dog speak of course. It’s best to walk me at a distance away from other dogs and slowly introduce them to me if they are going to be my friend. I can be a rough and tumble girl, so slowing things down with a parallel walk first, and then introducing me off leash works well. Treating me when I look towards the other dog (even if I’m yelling). I do best with other dogs my size or larger, with a similar play style. No small dogs or seniors for me. I do live with older teens and love having them around me. Little kids excite me if they move fast, so maybe a home with older kids would be best.” – xo, Teila

Good with Cats?

NO CATS PLEASE!

Good with Dogs?

Yes, Good with Medium to Large Dogs

Good with Kids?

Kids 10+ Recommended

Do I Need Special Care?

Yes, Behavioral Special Needs - Teila shows frustration based reactivity when she sees other dogs while on leash. She will need a patient and committed adopter to help manage her environment while on leash and help her build good choices.

Adoption Application