Heidi is a sweet but very shy 4-5 month-old Shepherd mix pup who found herself homeless at a rural county dog shelter where she was absolutely terrified. Fortunately, once her stray hold was up, she was moved to a foster home so she could relax and start acting like a puppy. From there, Heidi made the trip to Canine Lifeline to get lots of TLC and work on finding herself a great new home. Heidi is still very shy in new situations but does gain much needed confidence when she’s around other dogs. For that reason, we do want to place her in a home where she’ll have a canine pal to show her the ropes and boost her confidence. Given her shyness, we would also like to see her in a home with a secure aboveground fenced yard so she can play safely to her heart’s content. For a young dog, Heidi walks quite well on a leash. She’s a very tidy girl who keeps her crate spotless so she should be able to pick up the housetraining rules quickly in her new home. Heidi’s shyness makes her a bit of a project dog but one who is sure to blossom with lots of love, patience, and positive reinforcement training. Heidi weighs about 27 pounds currently and we expect she’ll be 50-60 pounds once full-grown. Her adoption fee is $350. She’s spayed, heartworm negative and on monthly preventative, up to date on vaccinations including bivalent canine influenza, wormed, on flea preventative, and microchipped. All Canine Lifeline adoptions come with a two-week adjustment period to make sure it’s a great match before the adoption is finalized. Please email info@caninelifeline.org if you’re interested in Heidi. An approved application is required before we schedule meets with any of our dogs. Please note that we don’t place our dogs in homes with children under 7 years of age. We try to respond to inquiries within 72 hours so if you haven’t heard from us within that time frame, please check your junkmail or spam folder to make sure our reply hasn’t landed in there.