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ID #: 3484 Age: 2 1/2 yrs Gender: female Status: Available

I don’t know what happened but somehow, I ended up in Golden Rescue’s care.  I am a 2.5-year-old German Shepherd with a little bit of Border Collie and Rhodesian Ridgeback in me and when I was travelling from Cairo, Golden Rescue was told I was a Black Golden.  Don’t ask ~ even if you do, I have no answers!  All I know is I’m here and everyone is SO kind to me so I’m ultra lucky that I got here at all as in Cairo I would have stood no chance.  I’m with very kind people and they are taking good care of me but I now need to move on to my forever family.  I’ve never had one of those and it all sounds a bit scary but exciting at the same time.  So, having said all of that, let me tell you a bit about myself.  Firstly, I am not a Golden.  I do not even have an ounce of Golden (blonde, red or black) in me but I am really cute.  I am also told I’m smart and I have learned so much about your Canadian ways from my amazing foster mom.  But here’s the rub…I love women but I am very nervous of men.  I don’t remember why but men scare me.  So, I need to find a family where there are only women in the home ~ that way I will settle more quickly.  I know that’s a tall order but I suspect I came by this fear of men honestly in my previous life.  I am fine with other dogs.  I love my car rides.  My female leader can touch me anywhere but I don’t like others touching me.  I can run like the wind and have a love for life and freedom so a fenced back yard is essential.  I don’t know how this all works and as I re-read this, it feels like you would have a lot to cope with but if you could give me a chance, I’m hopeful that with love and patience I will lose my fears.  Paws crossed!

Shirley is currently being fostered in the Toronto, ON area. If you would like more information about Shirley please call our hot-line toll free at 1-866-712-8444 or email and one of our volunteers will be happy to return your call.

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