Aurora is a sweet, quiet and shy dog. She enjoys sitting on the couch and getting petted, she'll sometimes put her paw on our hand if we stop petting her before she's ready. She is house-trained. She prefers a person to go out into the backyard with her and the other dogs when let out for bathroom breaks. She rarely barks, the only times I heard her bark was when she joined in with my dogs when the mailman approached the door of our house. We only went on a few car rides but she did well and was calm during the time in the car.
In her foster home, Aurora lived with two adults and two teens. She also lived with four small dogs, ranging from 12 lbs. to 30 lbs. She was shy and sometimes would shake when new people came in the house, but she did alright if they took time and approached slowly and after some time (an hour or two) she allowed them to pet her.
She didn't meet new dogs during her foster stay other than the foster family's four small dogs. She was non-reactive when passing other neighborhood dogs (across the street from her) when on walks. She got along well with our dogs: two chihuahua mixes (12 lb. and 14 lb.) and two terrier mixes (16 lb. and 30 lb.). She was slightly larger than our largest dog. A few times she gave a low warning growl when another dog approached within a foot of her when she had a high value item (toy, bullystick). My dog backed off and she was calm. I was careful to never leave high value items like bullysticks or toys around the home when I wasn't directly supervising. She liked to sleep near my other dogs on the couch and was always more calm and relaxed when the other dogs were around. She would always choose to be with them rather than to go off on her own to rest.
There were no cats at the foster home. She didn't react to neighborhood cats that crossed our path when out on walks. A few times she did get excited and pulled on the leash when she saw a squirrel.
Aurora walks well on leash and doesn't pull on the leash, with the rare exception of wanting to pursue a squirrel. She was not reactive to cats or other dogs we passed when out on walks. When she first came to our home, she was afraid to come out our front door on walks for the first eight days, but then she became braver and now enjoys going for walks and comes over to me when I'm leashing the other dogs for a walk.
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