INTRODUCTION: As told by Sophie
Foster mom says I’m a “sweet and gentle soul.” It makes me happy to be near her, so I follow her wherever she goes. Sometimes I do the famous golden “lean in” so she’ll pause to pet me. I readily seek attention from her and most people I meet. My foster family includes children from 7-11, two dogs and a cat, and we all live in peace! My second birthday is Nov. 11 and I hope I’ll be spending it in my forever home!
BEHAVIOR: Sophie loves playing with her furry foster sister; they greeted each other with tails wagging the first time they met! Sophie is submissive in a pack and low key.
- Severe hip dysplasia. Consistent exercise, such as walking, is necessary and keeps the muscles around her hips strong. This condition doesn’t affect her willingness to play fetch or chase tennis balls, she enjoys both! No surgery is recommended at this time. Sophie is not in pain but may exhibit an uneven “sit.” Joint supplements are recommended. Needs assist getting into certain vehicles. Losing a few pounds might also help.
- White spot on one eye is evident. This is a result of an inherent deposition of substances in the eye and referred to as corneal dystrophy. Currently does not affect her vision.
- Gives a few barks to the neighbors when she sees them outside.
- Doesn’t jump or counter surf.
- Commands: Knows “leave it” and training with foster mom on “sit.”
- Not a fan of the crate (it makes her anxious) but has a safe spot near the couch and sleeps belly up in her dog bed.
- Not afraid of fireworks or thunderstorms.