2yo female husky mix

Shylo can’t wait for her forever home! She has unfortunately been returned to our rescue twice now due to her shyness and adopters struggling with her early under socialization. We’ve found that once she’s in a home for a few days, she really comes out of her shell, but she needs continued socialization, experienced adopters, and at least one other dog in the home to help her get comfy in her new space.

She had a pretty sad, scary time before she came to us. We pulled Shylo from the e-list at the county shelter where she landed from being completely frozen with fear. She appeared to have had puppies 2-3mos prior, and was surrendered with another male dog who sadly does not appear to have made it out.

Since getting into a safe and loving home, she has really come out of her shell! She does great with the golden in her foster home and has been around cats, small dogs and kids with no issues. We even had her at an adoption event where she did well in the busy atmosphere. She was definitely more timid, but still not completely shut down or frozen now that she’s gotten attention and affection from humans and been treated as a family member.

Initially in her adjustment phase with a new larger dog in the new home, she has shown some uncertainty on pack order and had a few small tiffs, but there have not been any big fights and she definitely accepts direction and correction from her humans very readily, so hopefully with consistency and training any type of behavior like this, as rare as it is now, will dissipate completely. She actually needs a home with at least one other dog in it that can help her socialize and come out of her shell a bit!

She can get super playful with other dogs once she’s comfortable… she’ll come right over and bop them on the back with her paw to let them know that she wants their attention. It’s so cute to see her be happy and relaxed! She has also done great at the dog park.

She does excellent on walks, and loves her humans so much that she has shown no runner / escapee tendencies once she is settled in. Before she settles in, she is a strong flight risk, but once she gets to know you and becomes attached, that flight risk diminishes! She seems to have more of a fear of being left behind than a desire to explore that is so typical in the breed. She loves water and often sits on the top step of the pool in her foster home just to hang out. She has also gone camping with her fosters in their RV and absolutely loved her last trip to Lake Pleasant!

Shylo has come so far out of her shell since we got her out of the shelter, and she’s more than ready to find her perfect forever home – let us know if you want to meet her!

Quick Facts:

  • Good with adults and kids
  • Good with other dogs large and small
  • More timid and shy and takes time to warm up
  • Needs a patient, understanding adopter
  • Adoption Fee: $300

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