“We just wanted a dog.
We went to different shelters because we wanted to rescue a dog. We felt better about getting a shelter dog because there are a lot of dogs that need homes.
We were in Lake Tahoe in California, and went on a whim and it just kind of worked out that day. We went to other shelters in the Bay area, which is where we lived at the time. This was the third or fourth shelter we visited.
We got along really well with Sasha.
When we played outside with him and took him on a walk we just clicked. I knew he was right for me and my husband.
We were in college at the time and he was right for our lifestyle.
Now that I am in med school, it’s harder to manage our walking schedule.
We did daycare for a while, but now we do it on our own. I take care of the day and my husband does the evening walks.
The hard thing is that he can be pretty feisty with strangers. We don’t know where he came from so we don’t know his history. When he meets strangers he acts really timid and growls. We are careful about how we handle him with introductions. It’s not always that easy. It’s definitely hindered us from having people over to our home.
He’s better with dogs than with people.
We are thinking about working with a trainer to help him deal with people better.”