Samantha in Ohio
Samantha is a very playful and happy girl. At 5.5 years old she is active, and needs a fair amount of exercise - though she also loves to curl up in your lap or next to you on the couch. Sam is funny, expressive, vocal, likes to give kisses and to sleep in bed with her person. When out walking she can be a little wary of other dogs at first, but once she meets them she's fine - especially larger dogs.
Samantha doesn't have much experience with cats, but because she has a strong prey drive she would probably chase them. Sam hasn't been around children very much, but seems to do just fine with them. She is house-trained and has had some obedience training; Samantha knows how to sit, stay, come, down, shake, and roll over - though she does pull a bit when walking on a leash. Sam weighs 16 pounds, so she is large enough for an active family that wants their dog along on runs and camping trips. Samantha's ideal home would have a well-fenced yard for her to run and play in.