Estimated DOB: July 12/22
Sex: Female (BARCs will cover her spay)
Estimated Breed: German Shepard Mix
Weight: Last weigh in week of Sept 12/22 – 4.2 kg, growing rapidly
Good with dogs? Yes
Good with cats? Unsure
Good with children? Not right now
Special/Medical Needs: Requires booster vaccination, and second deworming
Estimated Energy Level: Medium - High
Minimum Adoption Fee: $750
Current Location: Calgary, AB

Alex is a wonderful little girl whose size will match her big personality in no time. She is currently around 10 weeks old right now, and draws so much attention wherever she goes because she is absolutely adorable. Her eyes make her look concerned which is accurate – this little girl seems to carry around some anxiety with her. It makes her a cautious pup, until she gets comfortable. When she gets comfortable though, she loses some of her manners and tends to chomp which we have been avidly working on! Alex is intelligent, loyal and friendly. Her recall is great, and she is learning how to walk nicely on leash and off leash when in the hallways of my apartment building. She has not had any formal training yet, and this is something that would be strongly suggested to start as soon as possible.

Alex came to us quite ill, but she has shown much improvement! She loves her independence, but she has also become quite attached her to foster parents enjoying snuggles on the couch when she is tired, which comes in spurts as a young puppy. Alex is quiet, but her howl can be heard if she is put into her closed off crate. She has shown more comfort with a wired cage where she can see more of what is happening. If she becomes too worked up, sometimes covering the cage with a blanket has helped to decrease stimulus. Alex is being housed with her sister right now, and tends to be the ringleader of the pack. She is protective of those she cares about but has shown that she is very gentle when meeting new people so far.

Alex is learning quickly how to use pee pads for accidents in the house, this is a science that she is still trying to perfect! She loves her chew toys which are great for redirection when she inevitably starts using some household furniture is lieu. I feel that this behavior will decrease once her and her sister move into separate homes to enjoy life independently
Alex has shown very appropriate behavior at the dog park with other dogs of different sizes and shows anxiety when she first gets into the car, but tends to settle down with having the window opened a bit, and some music on.

Alex has had anxiety when left alone or parted from her sister. Because of this we recommend Alex goes to a detached house with parents who will pay special attention to this side of her and help her transition into a new environment. She has had some trouble putting on weight fast enough to keep up with her rapidly growing bones! So she looks on the thin side, but don’t let this fool you in thinking that she has a small appetite – her appetite is larger than life to support the big girl she will be one day!
It is not recommended that she is around little kids at this time due to her tendency to chomp – although she is not meaning to be mean, her puppy teeth are still in and quite sharp so she has more of an ability to injure someone than she may realize.
Alex truly gives the best snuggles and will always find a way to be up against you during the night. She sleeps better with her humans than in the crate. She likes to lay her head on your chest and just sit there quietly.
We have truly fallen in love with her, and anyone who has the time, and is willing to show her the constant attention she needs and provide her the safety and training that will benefit her future, will be incredibly blessed. She is a wonderful soul and a true companion.

Adoption costs: $725.00