Label Info
1 years, 11 months
Heartworm Status
Good w/Kids
Good w/Big Dogs
Good w/Small Dogs
Not Sure
Good w/Cats
Not Sure
House Trained
Adoption Status

Mantha is such a joy!  She has a funny, charming personality, and will definitely keep you laughing.  I am Mantha’s foster mom, and I’m so happy to introduce her to you. 

Have you ever been around a German Shepherd who is a talker?  If you have, you will know exactly what I mean.  They pay close attention to whatever is happening around them, and like to tell you their opinion about everything.  That is Mantha.  She has quite a sense of humor, and there are times when I am sure she knows exactly what I am saying.  I find myself having back-and-forth conversations with her, where I am explaining things to her, and she is offering her opinion.  Of course, I could just say “Sit,” because she knows what that means.  But it’s so much more fun to give her a little background about what’s going on, and wait for her response.  My friends love to watch us interacting, because they can pretty much follow our conversations.  They think it’s hilarious!

Mantha gets along great with other big dogs, as long as they understand that she is always right.  I have a male GSD who is much bigger than her, but he finds himself going along and doing things her way, because life is just more harmonious if you agree from the start that Mantha knows best. My husband laughs, and tells our male dog, “Buddy, I know just how you feel.”  Mantha and I don’t think that’s at all funny.
 I do not have a small dog or a cat, so I’m not sure how Mantha would get along with them.  I tend to think she might think of them as furry toys to play with.  I also tend to think most cats might take offense at that.

Mantha has very nice house manners.  She is house trained and crate trained, and knows some basic obedience commands.  She is a very smart girl and a quick learner.  She will listen and do what you ask her to do, usually after telling you if she had other plans.  She is not a picky eater, and enjoys her meal times.  She loves your attention, and really wants to be a part of whatever is going on.  However, if you are busy or work from home, she can keep herself occupied as long as she has lots of toys to play with.  She loves going out for a walk, but she likes to start off pulling a little.  When you remind her to walk nicely, she tries very hard to remember to do exactly that.  She also loves to go in the car.  She jumps right in and rides beautifully, as long as you don’t mind a back seat driver. 

At the end of the day, if you sit on the sofa to relax, Mantha wants to relax right along with you.  She seems to think she is a lap dog, and loves to cuddle up for your attention and affection.  If you do not want a dog on your lap or your furniture, she will get down, after telling you her opinion on the subject.   I try very hard not to laugh, and thereby reinforce her.  But I have to admit, Mantha is a lot of fun to curl up with for an evening of popcorn and Netflix.