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Jennie is a 4 year old sable female shepherd. About 2.5 years ago she came into the NYC shelter as a stray. After boarding at a vet office to get over a cold she was quickly adopted out to a family with a young child. Being a sweet and submissive dog the initial reports from the family were very positive and we thought it was a happy ending but that sadly was not the case. Out of the blue, 18 months later, we received a phone call from the family, saying that they could not keep her, that she was just too anxious and overly protective of their son, and she kept trying to stop the son from jumping on the couch and herded him when he was outside. They explained that they were concerned that her herding tendencies towards their son may lead to him getting injured and it is primarily for his safety that they cannot keep her. Jennie then was adopted out again, this time to a one person household with no children. Alas, she is back with us again after a year. The last adopter reported that she is a very active dog, very sweet with people she knows but is timid and anxious around people she does not know. Once again, Jennie's herding tendencies coupled with her lack of confidence was too much for the adopter to deal with, especially when the adopter developed some physical problems. Jennie is now boarding at a private kennel in NJ, bewildered and extremely stressed to find herself in these new surroundings. In both homes she was not exposed to many new things and is not used to changes or many different people. She has not been exposed to dogs but shows no aggression towards them at the kennel and tends to ignore them, more interested in her ball (she loves playing ball and will drop it very nicely at your feet to throw it for her). She was briefly exposed to a cat and became frightened when the cat was aggressive towards her. Jennie desperately needs a new home, this time forever, with a family who will be gentle and patient with her. An experienced family who is willing to provide the exercise and positive training she needs to help build her confidence and allow her to reach her full potential. Perhaps someone can introduce her to agility? This new family must understand that she is most likely a GSD from working lines and needs an outlet for her energy and needs to keep occupied, and they must be willing to help Jennie redirect her energy in positive ways. If you are interested in meeting Jennie please contact Katya Edwards at firstname.lastname@example.org
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