Sophie is an absolute joy to have around.  She rolls right over when daddy comes near her demanding a belly rub!  She absolutely LOVES car rides and cruising Stony Point Fashion Park Mall.  She goes absolutely bonkers when she sees the harness come out.  No collars for this girl, at 8 years old she has some problems with a collapsed trachea.  
She gets along fine with our dogs and sleeps at the foot of the bed with them.  Although, I sometimes wake to find her on top of my head.  Though she would much rather be an only child and treated like the Princess she is.
Big dogs are a bit of a no-no with this little one.  A German Shepherd stepped on her foot and broke it when she was a puppy so it’s understandable.  We have taken her out around big dogs and she keeps her distance.  Kids under the age of 10 are also not for her.  She doesn’t like to touched by kids and will snap at them.
She will need to be fed a high quality food and occasionally some olive oil to keep her from getting very bad dandruff.  She has a large 3 inch swath of hair that extends from her neck to her rear where the hair growth is stunted at about 1/4 inch.  This could be caused by skin damage from razor burn if she was shaved to close to the skin during a grooming or it could be a sign of Black Skin Disease (BSD).  Her owner said it had been that way for about 7 months.
Sophie is a bit of a nervous dog.  When  she came to us she was on Prozac, but we have weaned her off.  She will need a relaxed, quiet child free home. She would do best with a quiet couple that spends a lot of time with her.  She is an EXCELLENT traveler.  We took her on a 30 hour round trip drive to upper Maine for Thanksgiving and she was perfectly content.  Her potty training is impeccable!  My dream home for her would be an older couple of snowbirds that cruise around in their RV.

Sophie’s adoption fee is $250.

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