UPDATE - 8 MARCH 2017: We have determined that both Sasha and her sister, Grace, prefer the company of other dogs and that both will need another dog in their future adoptive home. We also feel that Sasha and Grace need to be adopted together because they are so dependent on each other.
20 FEBRUARY 2017: Sasha is as sweet and playful as her sister Grace, but definitely has a different personality. Sasha – who has been with us since November – is just now starting to let us approach her on occasion to share a pet. And when she does run off, she will stop and get in a crouch waiting for us to pick her up. Sasha still doesn’t appreciate belly rubs – when I try to give them she goes into her best pill bug imitation. However, she is generally comfortable coming in the house or will follow me in if I am carrying her sister Grace. And she will always come for cookies.
Sasha is good with three of the cats and gets chased by one, but is never aggressive with them. Sasha also gets along well with the other dogs in the house.
Learning is still in progress – mostly in the area of what are appropriate toys and perfecting house training (she’s pretty much there). She is good in the kennel.
Gracie and Sasha are best friends and playmates. Out in the yard they play long games of chase and wrestling. They have uncovered toys hidden in the yard by previous fosters and they play with them all. But one of the best loved toys appears to be a plastic flower pot.
17 DECEMBER 2016: Sasha and her sister Grace are sweet girls but very timid. They were not acclimated to people or used to living in a house. Right now they find most things pretty scary. When they are in the yard together, they have great fun chasing each other and playing. They both get along great with the other dogs. Sasha and Grace are also cat friendly. They are small (about 15 pounds each), smart, sweet and playful girls who are learning how to be loved family members. I've only had them a few weeks but they are making progress. Once they build up their confidence I'm sure they will both be great companions. Sasha will be available for adoption once she's more accustomed to life as a house pet.
First impressions: Sasha is a 1-year-old spayed female that is fully vetted and ready for her next step in life. She's a happy, playful girl, great with other dogs but shy with people. She's not quite as confident as her sister, Grace, but she does love treats. She was a neglect case at the Louisa County Animal Shelter. Sasha needs to be fostered prior to adoption.