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Female | Adult | Terrier, Pit Bull • Mix


***** Shelby has been with us longer than we would like so she is a member of our Lonely Hearts Club and her adoption fee has been reduced to $275. *****

Name: Shelby

Age: Adult

Weight (approx.): 44 lbs

Personality: Hi there! My name is Shelby and I'm looking for my new home! I'm a sweet girl who would love to go home to a family who will provide lots of play time and walks. Sometimes new places or people can be intimidating, but if my family is there to help me build my confidence then it'll be easy to work through my worries! I may be too much for smaller children as I love to play and run. I've heard that positive reinforcement training classes can be fun though and can help build my confidence and help me continue working on my manners! A family experienced with dogs would be an ideal fit for me! I would love to be the only dog of the family, so I can have all the attention. I can't wait to meet you!

Medical History: It can be pretty stressful here at the shelter, so I am on an anti-anxiety medication to help me feel better while I wait for my new family to come along. Otherwise, I appear to be a healthy adult dog. It is a good idea to make a vet appointment soon, though, so I can meet my new vet!

Adoption Fee: $275 + tax


Come find me at the

Main Shelter

5132 Voges Road
Madison, WI 53718