Hi, I'm Birdie
Husky German Shepherd Dog | Young | Female | Large
I will make a fantastic pet and am so excited to meet you! I am a super smart and easily trainable dog who is food motivated and will respond well when you use treats. I have energy but once I go for a nice long walk or a run, or we play fetch, I will lie near your feet and chill out with you. I am alert, and will respond with a bark if I hear something strange, but I do not bark much, and I will not annoy others with excessive barking.
I am great with kids, although a little energetic, so you can help to teach them how to treat me well and help me learn how to be more calm around them, but when I recently spent an entire day with a 3 year old, I was pretty awesome. I will go into my crate so well, and I will whine for a few minutes but then I’m done. I sleep super well in there and sleep all night long, which is a dream for any owner!
My biggest flaws are that I am still learning about house training, so sometimes I get confused, but I’m on a really good roll right now and haven’t had to be corrected in at least 3 days! I play well with other dogs but sometimes I bark when I meet them – I’m just excited – but sometimes my bark is taken as aggression. I’m not. I am a little shy meeting new people, but I warm up pretty quickly, especially with women. I am a bit more cautious with adult men so they need to be a little more patient with me as I get to know them.
- Age: 1 year
- Weight: 50 pounds
- Good with kids: Yes
- Good with dogs: Yes
- Good with cats: Unknown
- Fenced yard: Preferred
- Suitable for townhouse and/or apartment: I could live in a townhouse, but not an apartment.
- House trained: Mostly
- Crate trained: Yes
- Barks when left alone: At first
- Chews inappropriate items: No
- Training: Sit, Fetch
- Activity level: High
Please check the adoption-show-attendees page to see if Birdie will be attending the next adoption show.
NOTE: We are an all volunteer group and do not operate a shelter. All of our animals are in foster homes. We are unable to place our animals outside of the Baltimore/DC area.