Pretty pure-bred German Shepherd Dog girl, Michaela, is a short coated black and tan lady getting on for 7 years of age, and is having a great time in her foster home where shes been for around 4 months waiting for her new home. Poor baby, Michaela spent the first 7 years of her life tied to a post outside a henhouse until a dog rescue convinced her ex owner to give her away. She was fostered in April 2019 by a family with 2 small children, 2 other dogs and 2 cats.
Her Best Points: Michaela is a very affectionate, intelligent and obedient dog. She is great with people, very responsive, very loyal and loving. She loves children too. She is living with dogs without a problem and she is very good with the cats. She is active despite her age and has a great recall.
Foster Report: The best thing about Michaela, or Maika as we call her, is that she’s extremely affectionate with the family, especially the children, and how obedient she is. She loves cuddles, belly rubs and hugs & naps on the sofa. She loves kisses too. She has also become really good friends with our oldest dog, who doesn’t like most dogs.
Maika is absolutely calm at home – we joke she’s almost another piece of furniture, except when she barks to let us know there’s someone at the door. She is friendly with our dogs and our cats. Actually, she loves playing with the cats although not all of them want to play with her. She chases them to play with them, never to hurt them. She can be left alone for short periods without a problem. She’s completely house-trained. She can also travel very well by car, she’s very calm in the car.
Maika loves being outdoors, she’s still quite active, but doesn’t like to walk on a lead and barks at other dogs while she is on the lead. That’s her only issue. On the other hand, once she is off lead the problem disappears. Her recall is perfect, we only have to call her once and she runs towards us. Although she barks at other dogs when she is on the lead, she has no problems with other dogs in general when she’s off lead. She likes to play and run around with other dogs, but she has to learn to remain calm when she sees other dogs on the lead. She pulls more when she first gets out, so she uses a Halti anti-pulling harness.