Make This Puppy Lucky: Stanley the Shepherd Mix

Shy at first, Stanley warms up into a loyal and loving dog. Just give him a chance!

Meet Stanley. This handsome gentleman has been patiently waiting for a loving forever home that will help him build his confidence and bring out his true inner dog: loyal, quirky, goofy, and laid-back. All he needs is a little time and patience — and plenty of love!

Name: Stanley (Stan).

Age and sex: 7- to 8-year-old male.

Breed: Shepherd mix.

Size and weight: Medium and 45 pounds.

Coat: Medium and black and white.

Location: Norfolk SPCA in Virginia.

Activity level: Medium/low.

Likes: Playing with toys and going for walks.

Dislikes: Loud noises and sudden, unexpected movements toward him.

Stanley is a sweet boy who can't wait to experience all the joys that come with being a beloved family pet. Photos courtesy of Norfolk SPCA.
Stanley is a sweet boy who can’t wait to experience all the joys that come with being a beloved family pet. (Photos courtesy of Norfolk SPCA)

Training: Stan knows sit and walks nicely on a leash, but he could use some help with house training.

Yard requirements: Stan doesn’t require a fenced-in yard as long as he gets plenty of leashed walks and exercise.

Kids: Best with children 10 years and older.

Dogs and cats: Stan enjoys other dogs with his same activity level and is good with cats (he doesn’t particularly care about them).

Health issues: None.

His story: Stan was rescued from a mild hoarding situation with several other un-socialized dogs.

His ideal forever home: A loving, patient family with older children who will allow him time to get comfortable. Having a canine sibling to play with and help bring him out of his shell would also be ideal.

Other details prospective adopters should know: Stan lacks confidence in new situations, but once he gets comfortable loves his people!

Contact info: Call 757-622-3319 or email adopt@norfolkspca.com.

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Lisa Plummer Savas

A devoted dog mom, journalist, and animal activist, Lisa uses her writing to spread awareness about animal welfare and cruelty issues. She lives in Atlanta with two spoiled German Shepherds, one entitled Pug, and a very understanding husband. Read more of her work at her blog and website, and follow her on Twitter.

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