Shyla (in foster)

Hello! My name is Shyla (in foster)!

Here’s what my friends at Española Humane say about me:

- This is Shyla! She was evacuated from Ruidoso, then came to our shelter, and was quickly adopted, and then
returned, by no fault of her own. Shyla is an active heeler, who wants to explore her surrounding
and get to know you at her own pace. Her ideal adopter will let her decompress and settle in,
without pushing her to do too much too soon.

What her foster family says:
All you Cattle Dog Lovers, listen up! Shyla is the real deal and has all the awesome traits of a
Cattle Dog. She is an active, fun-size girl that is intelligent, smart as a whip, loyal, does the
heeler check-in with her human when walking or running, and loves to have a job. She enjoys
her daily walks or runs and exploring all around her. Shyla loves the outdoors and would make a
great companion for hiking or any outdoor activity. She will need a few days to settle in, sniff out
her home and decompress before she loves you to pieces, your sign will be when she gives you
a kiss and snuggles right up to you. She also loves a good sit-down on the couch with her
human. Shyla learns commands quick; she knows sit, down, spin and come. She displays good
discipline and sits for her foster mom every time she is leashed. She is house and leash
trained. Shyla is dog selective so she should be the only dog in the house, and no cats. With
training, she may be able to overcome that. Her foster family has offered to pay for her first session
of training if adopter would like to explore the option for Shyla to acclimate her around other
dogs. With a little patience and a lot of love, Shyla should quickly open up and start loving her new life
with you!

If you’re interested in adopting me, fill out an application to get a jump start on the process! We don’t offer holds on shelter pets, so c’mon in to meet and greet to decide if you’ve met your match. Applications for pets in foster care, at Ojo Santa Fe, or offsite in other programs will be reviewed by staff before appointments are scheduled.

Age Adult

Gender Female

Looks Like Australian Cattle Dog

Weight 26 pounds

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