• Adopted: 08-01-07
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 1 yr
  • Size: 36 lbs
  • Color: Orange
  • Cats: Unknown
  • Dogs: Yes
  • Traits: N/A


Date of birth, September 11, 2006. Orange field girl. 36-1/2 pounds, still has a little growing to do. Sophia's family got her when she was 6 weeks old and decided to give her up when they discovered she needed more attention than they could give her.  

Loving family and her home is what makes Sophia whole. When she's snuggling in your arms, her eyes say it all, she's happy and content.   Sophia had children in her "past" life.  We know she misses them but she's doing well in a multi dog, adult only foster home; however, we know that Sophia would be thrilled to again have children in her life.  We know that's what she wants because every time we have her out in public, she schmoozes with the children but she's very attentive to the adults.   She's not timid or shy at all; Sophia loves to meet and greet people and dogs.  She was the hit of the party last weekend when we took her to a "Yappy Hour" doggie party; she was a great ambassador for the breed.    

For a girl that's under a year old, Sophia is incredibly well behaved and well mannered.   She's learned to crate herself upon command, she goes in and waits patiently for her treat.  She's the kind of girl who appreciates her beauty sleep, going to bed at about 11 pm and not stirring or waking until she's good and ready to get up. 

Sophia spends her days alternating between sleeping, chewing on knuckle bones, playing and just acting cute.  Sophia shares toys and food with no problems.  It's really cute to see her deciding how she's going to outsmart the older boys. She'll wait until they fall asleep, then, oh, so slowly, work her way to their rawhide or bone and nudge it away from them. If they wake up while she's at it, she acts as if she just happened to be there and will lie down and look at them with her big, brown eyes.   They go back to sleep and the game begins anew. Sophia's got a mark on her nose that really looks like a heart; everyone who meets her comments on her "birthmark."  There's a tiny bend in the tip of her tail, it only adds to her personality. 

Sophia has been a perfect houseguest as a foster. We've made real progress with housebreaking and doggie door.  It always makes us laugh to see a new foster learn about the doggie door.  At first, Sophia wasn't sure about that flapping door.   Now, she runs through it in hot pursuit of the other dogs.  Sophia's personality and demeanor are wonderful.  She's not shy or timid and she looks forward to every adventure that comes her way.  

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