Venus is a 1 year old female shepherd (birthday 1/1/19) who joined us from a shelter in Utah on November 16. She is stunning and the sweetest girl you'll ever meet, but will benefit from an owner with shepherd experience. Venus also has mild bilateral hip dysplasia. We've had her hips evaluated by two specialists who both agree that management through joint supplements and anti-inflammatories as needed is the best course for her. Her hips are not painful at all and the dysplasia is mild, but she'll need to continue on high quality joint supplements and may have problems with her hips as she ages.
Venus also had a condition called PRAA, or persistent right aortic arch. Essentially, she had a constriction around her esophagus that caused food to pool in a pocket if she wasn't not fed upright. She had surgery in February and is recovering well--able to eat regular kibble without being upright.
Venus is incredibly sweet and relaxed around the house, crate trained, good with most other dogs she's met, good with kids over 8, and likely workable with a dog-savvy cat. She could use some confidence building as she's shy and nervous with new people. We absolutely love this girl, and we know you will too. If you're interested in adopting Venus, please fill out the adoption application below.