Adopted Added October 12, 2020
Special needs (Health)
Meet Astrid. Golden State’s “hippest” and happiest dog in our program.
Astrid came to us several months ago as a 5 month old puppy from the San Francisco Care and Control Shelter. She is almost a year old now although you would never know it, as she is still a puppy-at-heart. As usual with a pup of this age, we strongly recommend keeping valuable items like shoes out of her reach, substituting them with good strong chew toys (e.g., Kong balls) that she can also play with.
Astrid is crate trained, housebroken, and is a great traveler. She loves being beside her humans and will even wiggle between your legs for attention. She is learning to live with kitties, so she may do fine with a dog savvy cat (but management and supervision here is key!). She has learned to meet and play with other dogs and has a blast.
Our young, sweet Astrid was diagnosed with bilateral hip dysplasia and in early March, our little sweetheart underwent major surgery to correct the dysplasia. She came through her surgery like a trooper and is now on the road to recovery and is ready for adoption!!!
Astrid’s long-term prognosis is good and should have no problems living her life free of pain. However, her adopter must be that special someone who will be fully committed to maintaining proper nutrition and regular low-level exercise to help Astrid as she continues her road to full recovery. Longer endurance-type of activities, such as hiking and climbing, will be possible but should be put on-hold for now.
If you believe Astrid is the girl of your dreams, please complete an Adoption Questionnaire and someone will contact you for more information and for a possible meet and greet.
**We are currently working through applications from earlier this summer for QUALIFIED puppy specific adopters. Also, since she has been diagnosed with hip dysplasia, she will only go to adopters who have had large breed/shepherd experience**