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Katie a.k.a. Kasey
Latest Update: August 2016
Katie is one year old and is a great medium size. Her mom is a yellow lab and dad is unknown.
Katie was adopted but her nervousness around the family's young daughter and husband were too much. She is back with her former foster family now and doing great after some initial nerves.
Katie does best in a situation with another confident dog to lead the way. She has some energy, but really enjoys relaxing on the couch or laying on the deck in the sun once she is tired out. She gets very excited with cats and sometimes needs to be distracted to give them space. We would recommend a feline-free home for her. She has met a few babies and toddlers and has done well with them, but because of her shyness we would recommend older kids only or an adult-only home. Katie is housetrained and crate trained and loves to go into her crate. Katie loves to eat and is very food motivated. She is a very smart girl and has come a long way since being in Maine. She definitely wants to please her humans and looks to them for guidance in stressful situations.
She has been going with one of our volunteers on weekends to visit some nursing home residents and she is following the lead of the other dogs. She is so sweet and loyal once she gets to know you.
Kasey is working hard to learn that the world is not so scary. She recently spent some time exploring Portland with her family and did really well, even letting people pet her.
Training and patience will need to be ongoing with her, and we can help connect you with a great trainer in your area.