Meet Nougat
Species Dog 
Breed Shepherd/Mix 
Age 4 years 11 months 24 days 
Gender Female 
Size Medium 
Adoption Price $150.00 
Nougat has a heart of gold that is often hidden amongst her complex layers. She is a 5 y.o shepherd mix and about 65lbs. Nougat received little to no proper human interaction before she came to SAAP at 4 months and was likely underexposed to the every day sounds that help young dogs adapt to a busy human world. She is very reserved with new people and some she may never warm up to properly. Her future home will need to understand her past but also know that she is capable of more! She would benefit greatly from the help of a professional trainer to allow her to become more confident and learn coping techniques when she's in new environments. She was adopted for several years but the smaller dog became afraid of her when they became entangled so she was returned.

She has been slow to come out of her shell in her foster home - not readily eating at first and scared of many normal activities/sounds in and around the home - but she is adjusting to the routine and discovering skills like heel which will help her walk outside more focused and less distracted by scary things. She ignores cats and does well with dogs. She is already house trained and is mostly crate trained but will likely need time to adjust to that as well. As many shepherds tend to do, Nougat usually picks her person and wants to shadow him/her throughout the home. If you are looking for a soulmate and tend to have a quieter lifestyle, please consider investing in this sweetheart! We would love to discus her more with you and set up a meet to get to know her.