Name: Penny
Age: 1 years
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When you inquire about a dog, the following questions might be helpful:

1. Why are you giving up your dog?

2. Has the dog ever bitten, nipped or 'gone after' anyone?

3. Does it have any health problems? Who is your vet? May I contact him/her?

4. Where did you get the dog? Does it have papers?

5. Does your dog have any training? Is it housebroken? crate trained?

6. Is the dog left alone for long periods? What does it do? Bark? Dig? Chew? Is it an inside or outside dog? Where does it sleep?

7. How does the dog behave with adults, children? Other dogs? Cats?

8. Is your dog mellow? calm? energetic? protective? affectionate?


Penny was adopted at the East Bay SPCA at 8 weeks old after her mama gave birth at the shelter. She's now 11 months and the family that adopted her has realized they don't have the time or resources to dedicate to Penny's activity levels. She's great with kids, loves other dogs and is eager to learn. She's potty trained and knows basic commands like sit, down and paw. She walks really nicely on a leash. She does need additional training and could use someone with breed experience (very eager to learn). She has severe separation anxiety and would benefit from an owner that works from home or is retired and very active. She would do best in a home where she is the only dog but gets plenty of proper socialization.