Color: Miss marked Mantle
Weight: 80-90 pounds
Special Needs: None
Exercise: Typical puppy, needs to run and play in yard.
Training: Needs training
Crate Trained: Yes
House Trained: Mostly
Needs Experienced Adopter: Yes
Adoption Fee: $375 (plus $25 application fee)
Stella is just about the sweetest, most lovable girl you can imagine. She wants to be next to you 24/7, preferably with some part of her body touching you. She loves cuddles, gives kisses, and is always down for a tummy rub. She is very easy going in that you can maneuver her to any position, move her around, kiss her anywhere on her face and body and she is a happy girl because at the end of the day she just wants to be close to you.
Stella came to rescue with some bad habits but she is making amazing strides quite quickly. She is a fast learner and just needs you to be very patient with her as we have. Stella is good with most people but some still make her a little nervous, especially men; however, if you get down to her level, practice patience, smile, or give her treats, she’s all in. She does not, has not, nor has she even attempted to snip at humans or other pets, but she will growl when she feels threatened. When Stella first arrived she was very nervous and had her tail permanently between her legs but it only took a few days for her to completely come out of her shell. We are also working on not pulling while on walks and she has made amazing progress with this but since she is still a puppy she will pull when something excites her.
With all this being said, I think Stella would do amazing in a home with a very patient man, but definitely will do well with a woman as she prefers them. Stella is also goof with kids but as I previously stated, she does not know her size or strength and she is still a puppy so sometimes she will throw her paws around when excited or playing; therefore, she would probably do best with bigger kids or with just adults. Stella would also do best with someone that can spend most of the day with her. She would be an excellent office dog (she would most likely lay/ sleep at your feet as she is a lazy baby) or someone that works from home since she hates being separated from her person. She would also do well at a doggy day care if she was able to play and be with other dogs/ people all day if working from home or going to the office is not an option. She deserves the world and then some!
Update as of 8/25/20
Stella was moved to a foster home with other dogs. She will need other dogs in the home. Her foster siblings are helping her gain the confidence she lacked. Having another dog in the home is helping with the crate issues.