Hi, I'm Sophie

Keeshond Australian Shepherd | Young | Female | Medium

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About Me

Gentle and sensitive but with an endearing cheeky streak, Sophie exudes happiness. Her antics will keep a smile on your face too!

Sophie is one of 8 siblings raised in the same foster home since they were 1 week old, along with her mom. Sophie is the last puppy to be adopted (through no fault of her own).  Sophie is a gentle soul that seems to do well with adults and kids.  She loves giving out kisses (licking).

Sophie loves her big yard and playmates. She will wrestle and chase her foster buddy Alfie at top speed around the yard, but when she thinks he’s gaining the advantage, she’ll take refuge right at her foster mom’s feet. She’s always the last to follow mom inside when playtime is over and often play-bows at her favorite playmate, Alfie, trying to entice him back outside! Sophie’s natural love of companionship, independent as she can be, means she soon scratches at the door to say “ready now!” Then she greets everyone as though parted for days.

Sophie’s clever too — she’s figured out that looking back and forth from door to foster mom will usually get the door opened. Sophie’s house-training has been faultless for some months now and she sleeps uncrated near foster mom and other dogs. Her beautiful medium coat is easy to maintain with a weekly brushing. 

Sophie would probably be delighted to get daily walks but currently she is well-exercised and leash-free in her foster mom’s yard with a variety of dog play mates. She loves carrying around a few favorite over-sized toys and Benebones but has no interested in chasing balls or toys generally. She loves watching the activity in her neighborhood. She also loves leaping into your lap a few times a day for a good cuddle. Sophie’s so bouncy and agile, she’d probably make a champion agility dog. 

If you would treasure this loving young dog and can commit to providing a devoted forever-home where her health and happiness are priorities, please complete an application for Sophie.

 

My Profile

  • Age: 15 months (as of January)
  • Weight: 27 pounds
  • Good with kids: Yes
  • Good with dogs: Yes
  • Good with cats: Unknown
  • Fenced yard: Yes
  • Suitable for townhouse and/or apartment: townhouse would be OK, if it has a yard
  • House trained: Yes.
  • Crate trained: Yes but only for 3-4 hours. I do not like to be crated.
  • Barks when left alone: No
  • Chews inappropriate items: I occasionally chew inappropriate items.
  • Training: Free-spirit, basic training in progress
  • Activity level: My activity level is medium-high.

Meet Me

If you are interested in Sophie, consider letting us know by filling out a (no-obligation) adoption application. Please consult our Adoption FAQ before contacting us.

Please check the adoption-show-attendees page to see if Sophie 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.