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Sophie available for adoption at MCHS

Mixed Breed (Large)


71.0 lbs

7 years, 1 months

Adoption Appointment

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Sophie, born in 2016 and is an adorable black mouth cur & shepherd mix. She is a huge sweetheart and very friendly. She loves going on long walks and will walk right next to you on a leash. Sophie also loves car rides, squeaky toys, and of course- treats. Sophie spent most of her life living outside as a stray in Lake County, with very little human interaction. Since coming to our shelter, she has become such a sweet and happy girl, but sometimes she gets nervous around new people. In addition, Sophie suffered from chronic ear infections before she came to us, and is very sensitive about people touching her ears.

Sophie would do best in a home with mature children who can respect her boundaries, or a home without children. Sophie gets along great with other big, friendly dogs, but she is an alpha and doesn’t like young, hyper dogs. Sophie is the perfect versatile dog- she makes a great outdoor adventure buddy as well as a couch potato and giant lap dog. Come and meet this beautiful sweetie.

Sophie is:
-Sweet and friendly
-A lap dog and an adventure buddy
-Selective with dogs but great when they match
-A great walker on a leash

Cleared by Vet Clare

All animals receive medical care from our vet, Dr Clare Bartholomew. Animals are spay or neutered as necessary, in order to help reduce pet over population. This a full exam, vaccinations, flea and tick control and a microchip.

Dogs have been domesticated for thousands of years and are now considered to be man’s best friend. However, the origins of domesticated dogs are not entirely clear and there are several theories about how they came to be domesticated.

One theory is that dogs were originally domesticated by early humans for their hunting abilities. Wolves, which are the ancestors of modern dogs, were likely attracted to the camps of early humans because of the abundance of food. As the wolves became more accustomed to human presence, they may have been domesticated and trained to assist in hunting.

Another theory is that dogs were domesticated for their ability to protect early human settlements. Wolves are naturally territorial animals and may have been tamed by early humans to serve as guard dogs for their camps and homes.

There is also evidence to suggest that dogs were domesticated for their companionship. Early humans may have formed close bonds with wolves, eventually leading to the domestication of the animals.

Regardless of the exact reason for their domestication, it is clear that dogs have played a crucial role in human society for thousands of years. They have been used for a variety of purposes, including hunting, protection, and companionship. Today, dogs are kept as pets in nearly every corner of the world and are beloved by people of all ages.

In conclusion, the origins of domesticated dogs are not entirely clear, but it is likely that they were domesticated for their hunting abilities, protective nature, and companionship. Today, dogs continue to play a vital role in human society and are an important part of many people’s lives.

Coming soon: common behaviors explained.

Most of our dogs receive Diamond Naturals Dog Food (dry) and Blue Buffalo (wet).

Coming soon: Information about common vaccinations medications, treatments and conditions.