- Status: Adopted!
- Adoption Fee: 300.00
- Species: Dog
- Rescue ID: 2020-071
- Color: Black and Tan
- Ear Type: Erect
- Tail Type: Long
- Current Size: 40 Pounds
- Potential Size: 55 Pounds
- Current Age: 2 Years 2 Months (best estimate)
- Housetrained: Yes
- Owner Experience Needed: Species
- Reaction to New People: Cautious
BEBE ~2 years old. Good with older considerate children and dogs. Not good with cats.
GSRA adopts to residents of VA, NC, and SC only
Recipe for a Bebe: take 1 smallish sheppie body and add 2 extra-long ears, a gorgeous smile, and a double-shot of energy. Stir well, and top it with a funny little personality. Voila! You have yourself a Bebe!
But Bebe will need to know you’re “good people” before she’ll show you the smile or the personality, because she also seems to have gotten a double dose of “stranger danger” at some point along the way. Her first reaction to anything new or scary is to RUN—she is all flight, and no fight. But she’s curious about what’s going on around her, and that makes her very open to being convinced that a new person or thing isn’t scary—she just needs that person to have a gentle, patient approach that doesn’t push her too far, too fast. In her foster home she lives with a very happy male sheppie who’s never met a stranger, and time and again I’ve seen him be the bridge that helps her approach a new person—whether she’s simply following the lead of a dog she trusts or there’s a bit of sibling rivalry kicking in, within moments of her seeing him getting love from someone we encounter when out walking, she’s right in there seeking the same thing! The first time I saw this I thought there was something special about the person she was meeting, but now I’ve seen it often enough to know it’s really a “thing,” that Bebe needs a confident canine buddy to help her continue to learn that the world isn’t such a scary place.
And if that canine buddy likes to wrestle and play chase, so much the better! Bebe loves these games and is spunky enough to hold her own with a dog twice her size. She says, bring it, game on! And she is FAST! Watching her and my larger male chase after the same thing brings Roadrunner and Wile E Coyote to mind.
Other than a canine buddy, Bebe needs a relatively quiet home, meaning a home without a lot of different people coming and going. But she doesn’t need a quiet lifestyle—on the contrary, she’s a healthy young sheppie who will thrive in a home where she gets plenty of daily exercise—whether that’s playing, hiking, or running, it’s all good. The human can only hope to keep up with her! She’s crate trained, house trained, and loves to go on car rides. Who wants to be the person that shows Bebe how wonderful the world is?