This is Shadow, a 3 year old shepherd mix who currently lives at The Haven Animal Care Shelter. Shadow arrived at the Haven in April 2011. He was picked up as a stray in the fields surrounding the area.

Shadow is a mild-mannered, well rounded dog who would make a wonderful family pet. He does well on a leash and is good with dogs, cats and children alike. It took several months to coax Shadow into approaching Haven staff so he could be rescued, however now he is a friendly, outgoing dog who loves people. Shadow has a lovable personality, and offers his paw to shake when you meet him. He also will sit politely at your feet, and loves attention. He would make a very loyal, loving and intelligent family pet, and would fit in easily to a loving household.

Shepherd breeds are very popular as pets. They are eager to please, so they are relatively easy to train and housebreak. Since most shepherd breeds are quite intelligent, the require mental stimulation to keep them from becoming destructive. Walks, training, and contact with their human counterparts are usually enough to keep a shepherd happy and well behaved. They make close bonds with their owners and, while they are not considered a guarding type of dog, will protect a family member if they sense a threat. They are also known to make very close bonds with children because of their shepherding instincts.

Shadow has been neutered, and is up-to-date on all of his shots. His adoption fee is only $75, which is a fraction of the cost of neutering and vaccinating a new puppy. If you are interested in visiting or adopting Shadow contact the Haven at806-763-0092, email them at havenACS@gmail.com, or visit their shelter south of Idalou. You can also send me an email at Julie@kfyo.com, with the words KFYO Rescue in the subject line.

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Shadow isn't the only dog in Lubbock that needs a home. Chaplin the cocker spaniel has yet to be adopted from the Lubbock Animal Shelter.