*Prefers to be Only Dog
*Home With a Yard Preferred
Hi, future family! My name is Shallow, and I am a lovely lady with deep affection for the people who give me the happy life I dream about! I am a beautiful Shar Pei mix - estimated to be about 7 years old and 60 pounds - who is available for adoption through Fetching Tails Foundation. I have some mild arthritis but I don't let that get me down and actually quite enjoy outdoor activities such as boating and dipping my paws in the water with my foster family at their lake house! I would love a grassy yard at my forever home so I can play fetch with my favorite squeaky toy and nap in the sunshine. I enjoy the finer things in life like lounging by your side and enjoying your company (I get along well with everyone I meet!), but I am not a dog who likes hugs and people clinging on me. If you have children, I would do better with older kids/teenagers who understand this. I am cat friendly, but would like to be your only dog: I get along great with other dogs in social settings but at home I like your attention on me.
I have excellent manners and make a great roommate. I am potty trained, and can hold it up to 7-8 hours. Because of COVID, my foster family has been home a lot and I haven't been left alone for too long, but when they do need to leave the house I am content to nap and wait for their return. I am a great walking buddy, know a few commands such as sit, come, and lay down, and I don't even beg to get on furniture. If you are looking for an easy-going furry friend who will be happy to join you on outdoors adventures as well as lounge around the house on a lazy weekend, I bet I am the girl for you! I hope you fill out an adoption application soon so we can get out and enjoy the sunny weather!
If you'd like to adopt this dog please get started by filling out a complete application (incomplete submissions cannot be sent). Please note that while we take time to learn as much as we can about each dog in our care as possible, our bios are written from current observations. Though we do our best to share as much information as possible about each dog we care for, we are unable to make any guarantees on the future health or temperament of your adopted dog. Most dogs in our care come with unknown pre-rescue history, and information pertaining to breed and age are often educated guesses.
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Lives in 50 mile radius of Itasca within the Illinois border
Be at least 21 years of age
Have the knowledge and agreement of all adults living in the household
Have approval from owner of the residence (written in lease)
Have a valid ID with current address
Be approved as a suitable adoptive home by Fetching Tails Foundation
Be prepared to make a lifetime commitment