PTSD, TBI, LIGHT MOBILITY, MEDICAL ALERT
Meet Spectacular Stella!!
Stella is a 3 year old, 65lbs., spayed German Shepherd Lab Mix.
Stella was rescued from the shelter by a loving foster. Unfortunately, the shelter was not able to provide Stella’s past. According to the foster they do know that since being in their rescue, she has proven to be the sweetest girl.
Stella is great on a leash, loves people would be great for light mobility, due to her weight. She also loves to give kisses, great for medical alert (tasting the difference in the handler’s skin)! Her appearance says stay away, great for PTSD who need space.
She gets along great with other dogs loves treats and is house trained.
Stella handler must be aware that she is a large dog. Stella will thrive in a house but probably would not be comfortable in a small apartment and most likely too big for small children.
Stella would be suited for a handler older than 13 years of age (regardless of gender), who would be able to exercise her regularly. For example, 15-20 minutes of activity, such as walking or jogging daily. No moderate or vigorous activities.
Stella’s rescue requires an application process and a signed training contract with Service Dog Express.
Quick assessment of Stella:
- Is in good health
- Is willing to ‘snuggle’ and be held close
- Willing to be petted and touched on all parts of its body, including back legs and on the face without incident
- Makes good eye contact and holds contact for 10 seconds
- Seems to be genuinely interested its “person” and seeks attention
- Allows hand in its mouth without incident
- Treat-motivated for training
- When walking, is more interested on its “person” than on other distractions (other people, dogs) – Responds to ‘leave it’
- Not easily frightened (a response to a loud noise is to be expected, but the dog should not show excessive fear)
- Is friendly, calm, and generally “laid back” around all ages of children and male and female adults
- Exhibits no excessive barking
- Shows absolutely NO signs of aggression toward other dogs or people
- Absolutely no history of aggression
- Dog is microchipped
- Up to date on vaccinations
- On monthly preventives
- Unknown relations with cats
We do not transport dogs as there are numerous dogs across the country that need a forever home and have the potential to be a Service Dog. Our dogs have been assessed as potential Service Dogs but have not been trained yet. That training occurs when paired with their handler. This enhances the bond between dog and owner.