I am the lucky foster mom who has had the pleasure of fostering this wonderful girl. I never knew Cara until she came to me as a foster. Even though she was brand new to me, it only took a short time to figure out a lot about her. At first, Cara was very sensitive, and easily stressed by anything new or different. Something happened to this lovely girl that made her afraid to trust people. But it was very clear to me that somewhere in her past, Cara had a loving home. A person who really cared about her went to the trouble to teach her some of the important lessons a dog needs to know. Cara was already housebroken, and knew how to use a crate and walk on a leash. She also knew commands like sit, and to come when called. Somehow, along the way, Cara lost her family. We may never know how it happened, and why her family could no longer keep her. But at three years old, Cara found herself alone and traumatized in a shelter. Along came volunteers from Greater Houston German Shepherd Dog Rescue, and they saw all the potential in this lovely girl. It has taken several months with me working with her in my home for her to feel safe again and to learn to trust people once more.
Cara now feels that her future is bright again. She is sweet and affectionate, and a beautiful girl who turns heads wherever she goes. She is deeply loyal, and believes that her foster home is hers to protect. She is alert when someone comes to the door, but if I welcome them inside, then so does she. She is gentle with small children and my little dog. I have not yet had an opportunity to test her with other large dogs or cats. I live in the country, and when we are out walking, we often encounter other dogs and wildlife. I am so proud of how well behaved Cara is. On walks, she will sit, when asked, if unfamiliar dogs, ducks, or deer cross her path.
Cara is a truly lovely girl, and the perfect companion for someone who is home most of the day. She enjoys just hanging out with her foster mom, but is ready whenever the leash is picked up and she hears those happy words, "Ready for a walk?" If this sounds like the one for you, please come meet beautiful Cara and see why her foster mom thinks she is such a terrific dog!