squirt has been adopted by John Henfy , Philadelphia, PA
Squirt is afraid of loud noises and keeps her tail tucked between her legs. She will freeze when she is nervous or afraid. She acknowledges you when you call her, but will not come to you. On leash and in her crate she is a completely different dog and will kiss your hand and nudge you to pet her. 08/02/11: Squirt came to us as a shy dog but is getting better. She was excited to get out of the crate. Her tail was wagging and she was running ahead of me to get to where we were going. Once in the room she would run around and pace. She ran from the toys. When I called her, she would wag her tail, but only come so far. Once she felt comfortable, she did really began to play with the toys and would toss them in the air. When I called her over later, she finally came to me wagging her tail. She kissed me on my hand. Loud noises still freak her out. I had a young boy come into the room and she went right over to him and allowed him to pet her. She followed him around the room and would stand by him. I feel that she just needs time to get over her phobias and feel comfortable. Once that happens, I think she will be a wonderful dog.
National Greyhound Adoption Program 10901 Dutton Road Philadelphia, PA 19154