Sox is sweet and shy, and she’s ready to find a new home! This lovable girl can be nervous around new people and is dreaming of a human who lives in a quiet area and can help her continue to come out of her shell!
Big fan of: Her human friends! The shelter has been a little scary for Sox, so she’s been slow to warm up to staff. But, Sox’s previous owner reports that she warms up quickly to new people once she investigates them—so, we know there’s a social pup in there! Once you’re Sox’s friend, you’re Sox’s friend for life. Laps are Sox’s favorite place to spend her time, and she may even offer you some kisses as a thank you for letting her curl up on your legs. Talk to her in a baby voice and Sox shows you her beautiful smile. When she feels comfortable, Sox enjoys a good, old-fashioned game of fetch, too—so get your tennis balls ready!
Working on: Her bravery outside and with people. Sox came from a quiet area, and so far she’s been clear with ASPCA staff that the hustle and bustle of Manhattan isn’t her thing. With all the scary sights and sounds, Sox has had a hard time outside on her walks. Her adopter will need to start slow and gradually increase the amount of time Sox spends outside, as well as give her lots of yummy treats. Both inside and outside, Sox still needs help coming out of her shell around new people, so letting Sox set the pace of her relationships is important. Sox was also reported to chew excessively when crated for long periods of time, so appropriate outlets for her physical and mental energy—like food dispensing toys—would go a long way in keeping this girl calm and happy!
Dream home: Sox is looking for an adopter who can keep her mentally and physically busy. Sox’s adopter will need to let this sweet girl take things at her own speed while continuing to help her come out of her shell and blossom. A home in a low-traffic area is a must for Sox, and she would prefer to live with teens and up. If you think Sox may be a good match for you, fill out our Dog Adoption Survey!