It's all about Rey! As long as you understand that, you and Rey will get along just fine. As her foster mom, I learned very quickly that Rey is a beautiful and unique girl, and she knows it. When we rescued her, we thought she was all GSD. As she got better, it became apparent that she had a little something extra! Her doggy DNA test revealed that Rey is 1/2 German Shepherd and 1/2 Siberian Husky, so she is not exactly like the other dogs in our rescue group. I have really enjoyed fostering her, as it does seem like she got the best of both breeds. Wherever we go, people stop me to remark on how beautiful Rey is. Then, after she snuggles into them, and they cuddle with her, they talk about how sweet and loving she is. People just can't get enough of her lovely, soft coat. When they really get to know her, they talk about how intelligent she is, and just love her delightful, expressive face. Beauty, brains, and a charming personality - Rey really does have the whole package.
It wasn't always like this. Rey was found as a stray, and ended up in a shelter. She was so sick and starved that she could barely hold her head up. She was totally shut down, had no personality, and truly seemed like she had given up on life. She was so weak that I was scared that Rey wouldn't survive. But this is one tough little girl, who blossoms when she feels love and affection. When Rey realized that she was safe and warm, and somebody cared, she not only survived - she thrived! She began to respond to my love and attention, and began to show me lots of affection in return. I was thrilled when I saw her getting better by leaps and bounds.
Now Rey is healthy and happy. She always seems to have "a smile" on her face, and her cheerful personality will brighten up your life. She is house broken and crate trained. Rey likes her crate, and often curls up to nap in her crate with the door open. She is very smart at understanding what is mine and what is hers, and is very good about not bothering my things. She sleeps quietly all night on a dog bed beside me, and never disturbs anyone. She is easy to feed, and is not a picky eater. She adores treats, and is easy to train with small treats as rewards. She also responds happily to praise, and loves to be told that she is a good girl. She is a very well behaved girl, and has the run of the house whenever I am home.
Rey will alert you when strangers are about, and will bark a firm warning. But if you welcome guests into your home, then so does she. Rey loves meeting new people, because everyone who meets her falls in love with her. If you adopt Rey, you will need to be willing to welcome more people into your life, since she makes friends wherever she goes. People will stop you to ask about her, and they always want to pet her. That's just fine with Rey, as she adores being the center of attention. She dearly loves her German Shepherd foster brother, as long as he also understands that SHE is the family princess. Fortunately, he is very patient, and normally puts up with her antics with a shrug. When he sets canine boundaries, she respects them. I think she would be happy being adopted into a household with another dog, especially an older, larger male. She would also be fine as the only dog in the family. Rey would get along great with older children, who love dogs and are willing to help be responsible for providing her with regular exercise and training.
Rey has truly been a delightful foster, and one that I dearly love. It will be hard to give her up, but she is ready now to be adopted into her forever home. If you enjoy having a cuddly, affectionate dog, and you really love and enjoy your dog as a member of your family, Rey might be the one for you. Please fill out an application and ask for Rey. She will be delighted to meet you!