Jewels is a 9 year old lab/border collie type mix. She is a big girl and is working on exercising those extra pounds off. A high quality senior food will help as well. Jewels appreciates her space when around other dogs, and hasn''t lived with cats in the past. She is reported to enjoy chasing squirrels and critters, so she would prefer to live without any of the small and furry crowd. She gets anxious in new situations, and will need some time to settle into her new routine. Thunder and fireworks also aren''t her favorites. She is housetrained and can hold it for a workday. When she is left alone, she is normally confined to a dog-safe room where she settles in to await your return. She is probably not a good apartment dog as she is vocal at times. She likes to talk to you, and will alert if someone comes to the house. Jewels is currently working on her leash manners, and behaves excellently when using a gentle leader. She likes to run around in a fenced area (she isn''t very trustworthy off leash as she''s quite interested in exploring). She has a moderate energy level. Since she hasn''t lived with young kids and really craves a routine, older kids would probably be the best match.