Needs • Children 8+ • If you are applying for McKella, please indicate on your application that you have read and understand her specific needs.
McKella, a 30 lb., German Shepherd/Lab mix female born in foster care on 01/06/20 is a real doll! Often called “Kella” or “Kella Bella” by her foster family, every minute spent with this darling is truly a joy! If you want a dog who really loves YOU, this is the gal for you! Her connection to those she knows is wonderful and pure; introductions to new people and new things need to be done gradually.
Goofy and playful, McKella has a blast playing with her toys, her siblings, and with the other dogs in her foster home. She would love to find a home with a canine buddy to play with. McKella loves exploring in the yard, finding sticks to carry around, rooting around in her toy box (she will sometimes even climb into it!), and playing around in the hose and the baby pool. She has the cutest happy prance as she dances around. There is nothing like being greeted by her joyful wiggle and precious smile (yes, she really smiles!), and she thoroughly listens when you speak to her.
McKella is deliciously cuddly and LOVES to curl up on the couch with her people and be near them. As soon as she knows someone is headed to the couch, she’s there immediately to join them. Her favorite spots are snuggled into a blanket with her humans and laying on the pillows with her head over her person’s shoulder. When you stop petting her, she does the gentlest tap with her paw to remind you to continue. She comes to her people and asks to be held, where she will quietly and happily sit on your lap. McKella is housetrained, knows basic commands, and sleeps through the night like an angel.
McKella has a very mild case of Megaesophogus, (where her esophagus does not properly carry food to the stomach) and is not currently needing any treatment, but there is a small possibility that she may need medication in the future. This, however, does not slow her down and she holds her own in the pack quite well.