Sally is a sweet and petite girl…
Hi! My name is Sally!
I am a 4 ½ year old yellow lab mix, likely mixed with some Shiba Inu and a bit of a shepherd. Here are some things that I just LOVE:
-My pack. I think it is my job to protect them from strange people, strange dogs, and children. Once I trust you, I will be your loyal companion, ready and willing to follow you anywhere.
-Tummy rubs, especially when asked, ‘Would you like some lovin’?’ I’ll roll over so that you can reach it easily.
-To play. Especially with soccer balls, tennis balls, and frisbees. In that order.
-Sweet talk. It makes me smile and wag my tail.
-Big, neutral male dogs, after we have gotten to know each other.
-Getting light exercise twice a day. I take a long walk on a leash in the morning. In the evenings, I walk off leash at the mostly empty park across the street. I can heel well off leash until I hear the word ‘free.’ I am very good at coming when called, whether you use my name or just whistle.
-Perform for treats. I know a lot of tricks like shake, high five, wave, kisses, and target.
-To play outside, even by myself. I wear a collar on my neck that keeps me in my yard. Which is okay, because I can sit out on the porch and watch for squirrels and chipmunks or just chill on the front porch for a while.
-To relax with my pack or their grown up friends (as long as they don’t try to pet me) watching tv or sitting outside.
-Cooling off in my baby pool. Drinking out of it is pretty fun, too.
-Playing games. I like the Find It game, the Jump through the Hoop game, the Snuffle Mat game, and my puzzle.
-My crate, when no one is home. I will go in there on command when left alone, but I only like it for about 30 minutes when someone is home; I DON’T like being left out of the fun! I do like to eat my dinner in there.
-Chewing on sticks and nylabones. I spit all the yucky stuff out, so you may have to clean up the floor after I’m done.
-Kisses between my eyes. I will hold still and put my nose up a bit when you tell me ‘I’ll give you kisses’, so that you can give me four quick pecks. I like affection, but let’s not get carried away.
-Going ANYPLACE with my pack, as long as there aren’t too many people or dogs close by. I get a little anxious in those kind of places. I especially love going to the lake and being on the boat, as long as I’m wearing my life vest. It helps me stay afloat. (Don’t tell my retriever friends that I prefer to wear a vest.) I might try to jump in after the ducks.
-My stuffed giraffe, Jiffy. It is the only stuffed toy I haven’t torn up. I use my soft mouth to carry it around and also give it kisses.
-Chasing things. I will make sure the squirrels stay away from your feeders! When I hear the ‘geese’ command, I will chase them and even deer off of the soccer field across from my neighborhood. I also like for you to chase me, especially if I have a toy in my mouth that you pretend to want.
I have been told that I am pretty smart, so I have learned lots of commands, like: sit/stay, down/stay, free, leave it, wait, place, back, on/off, quiet, that’s enough, under, and the all-important NO. I will also lay down on the rug at the front door to get my feet cleaned. I can also learn your name and those of your frequent guests.