When Annie was purchased from a breeder at 8 weeks of age, her 70-year old owners were told that the pup was a Teddy Bear and would not get over six to seven pounds as an adult. Due to their age, they just wanted a calm little lap dog to be their buddy. Unfortunately, as Annie grew, she didn't look anything like a Teddy Bear (Cairn Terrier or maybe Norwich Terrier and Shih Tzu would be our best guess), she weighed 14 lbs at 7 months of age, and she turned out to be far too active and energetic for the elderly couple. They dearly loved Annie but realized that she needed a home with a much younger and much more active owner as well as a fenced yard where she could safely run off all her energy. Annie is on the shy side when you first meet her. She will wiggle and waggle her body but won't readily approach you. You have to get down to her level and sweet talk her for a bit to win her over. Annie also has some submissive urination going on right now but that problem typically resolves itself over time once the dog is in a stable and familiar environment. We were told that Annie loves children (at least 8 years old), is trained to puppy pads, and was used to sleeping in bed with her owners. Because Annie is not socially confident, she tends to bark a lot at new people and in new situations. She also takes time to warm up to new dogs. If they approach her too quickly, it unnerves her and she'll curl her lip and growl. We're not sure yet how Annie does around cats but will be happy to do a 'cat scan' upon request. If you have an active lifestyle that can include an energetic dog, and have experience with nervous, shy dogs, Annie sure would like to meet you. NOTE: A structural fenced yard that is attached to the house is a MUST for Annie. She is an extremely determined door darter and will do her best to run out any open door. She is also terrified when on leash and we are currently working with her on this. Her former owners had her trained to pee pads and she was never outside except on their deck so she doesn't quite understand yet that walks are good things and that outside time is usually potty time. Annie, through no fault of her own, is a little 'ruff' around the edges right now but with a lot of patience and a little 'pawlish,' we know she'll be a wonderful canine companion. She just needs the right owner and an appropriate environment. Annie can't go to a new home until after her 4/25/19 spay, but we are taking applications on her now. Primary Color: Red Gold Age: 0yrs 7mths 2wks I am available for adoption at the Animal Care Society.