My Little Boy First Dog

After a year that our beloved Abby was gone, my husband and I decided to adopt another dog for our son, Alan. We went to Fairbanks Animal Shelter to see what they have and there's a dog that we're interested in. So, we did the 15 minute visit with the dog but my little boy showed no connection or interest to that dog. So we decided to wait until we saw an add on Facebook and this is what is says:

1 1/2yr old female
"Took her in and now it's time for me to find her a permanent home. Pm for more info.
Edited: She's not fixed and she has a lot of energy. So, she needs to go to an active home preferably with a fenced in yard. She needs a lot of exercise and attention. I have two fixed males that she gets a long with great. She's gentle with my baby and super protective. This won't be the first come first serve. My husband and I want her to go to a forever home. We will take her back if things don't work out."

What got my attention was "she's gentle with my baby and super protective" and thought she is what we need for our little boy, gentle and protective. Although, my husband wanted a small dog this time but he's okay with her. She's big but not as big as Abby, but she's still young thought.

It took us several days before we went to met her. Few people ahead of us who wanted to see her but didn't go through. But we are glad because now we have her. When my boy first saw her, there was an instant connection between them. We took her home with us for a trial run but we fell in love with her and we are keeping her with us for good. Our new family member, Sandy!

Sandy is some sort of Lab mix. She is smart, gentle and yes protective. When my boy cries, she goes to him and then start howling and she won't stop until he does.The people who foster her, take really good care of her and loved her. They are still in contact with me, even offer me if we ever need a setter for her, they will do it. Their two dogs were sad when they couldn't find her when we took her with us. Sandy was sad too on her first couple nights here at home but she eventually got use of being around us.

Watch this video of my boy and his dog, Sandy!