Hello, my name is Siler and I have an epic personality. A while back I came to WCHS from an over-crowded shelter in Tennessee. The folks at the shelter are very nice and caring but what I really want is a forever home of my very own. I think I am quite handsome and I am super fun and loving; I just know I can make my family happy. I could have a dog buddy in my new home, but they need to be calm and respectful and we need to be introduced slowly so I have time to adjust. Initially I may be nervous and a bit under-confident, so I compensate by being vocal and holding my tail high. So, I am counting on you to control my dog introductions, such that I do not get overwhelmed. Since my stay at WCHS I have had the opportunity to play with a few different dogs and when we are properly matched, we have a ton of fun. I cannot live with any cats because I find them way too much fun to chase and torment and I do not understand their correction at all; or maybe I pretend to ignore their correction, so I can keep chasing. Truth be told, I have loads of fun chasing things like birds, small critters or anything that is small and running. Every once in a while, when I am on a walk, I scare up a rabbit and that is like winning the jackpot; it is so exciting to see them hop away. Any children in my home should be 12 years or older because I need them to help with my training. I graduated from basic obedience here at the shelter and I have been practicing manners with the staff and volunteers but there is no substitute for daily and consistent guidance from my very own family. Sometimes I get so excited that I want to run like the wind and jump all over the place. That might be fine if I am in a safe fenced in area, but when walking on a leash I can understand how that may be a little unnerving. To keep me on my best behavior I will need plenty of physical and mental outlets for my abundance of energy. I do OK with all sorts of handling if you take it slow. I am not comfortable with fast movements or when you move your hands over my head - that just seems so intimidating and kind of rude and would prefer you not do that. I do enjoy a gentle scratch and quiet cuddle with my people after a nice exercise session - I am quite the snuggle-bug with the volunteers and staff at WCHS. I have fabulous manners with my food bowl and continue to eat slowly if you join me at mealtime. When it comes to hot dogs dropped on the floor, I just inhale them and eat very quickly. I don't get mad; it's just a game I play where I want to scoop them all up before you can get them. I accept treats gently, especially when reminded. I have an incredible zest for life; I also know how to use my tail to tell you how happy I am. I love exploring, playing with toys (if you don't mind them being torn up a bit) and using my mind. I think I would excel at canine sports, nose work, or dog parkour. I am intelligent, alert, adorable, friendly and most of all, 40 pounds of love and devotion. I live by the wise words of Horace who said "Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans. It is lovely to be silly at the right moment". Come by to meet me in person, gaze into my deep brown eyes and take me home to be your faithful forever companion - let me add just a bit of silly to your life and home.
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