Name: Portia
Age: 10 months (May 2018)
Breed: Aussie Mix
Gender: Female
Weight: approx 25 lbs

Portia is a 10mo Black Bear…errr…Aussie mix who will melt your heart with her sweet little smile. She’s a petite little thing (~25lb) who is still so, so shy but wants to love so, so big!

Portia has come a long way since joining Carolina Hearts – her foster parents lovingly called her Bump the first few weeks – she could be carried, set, and would sit like a fluffy little bump on a log. She now, with a little encouragement, will go outside on her own and even enjoys walks around the neighborhood with her foster siblings (though she is still wary of those scary cars)! Portia adores her foster mom and has started to come when called and will happily climb in her lap for evening cuddles. She is still wary of new people and will likely pick her person and be fully devoted to them.

Portia has done well with all the dogs she has met and would love a home with a friendly canine companion to help bring her out of her shell. She adores the kitties in her foster home and tries so, so hard to get them to play with her! She’s done well meeting respectful children out and about but we do feel she would do best in a home with older children as she does still spook easily.

Portia is (mostly) house and crate trained – she rarely makes a peep and is non-destructive but does like having a safe space to retreat to. She will likely regress in an adoptive home, so she will need a patient adopter who understands this and is willing to work through her shyness and socialization needs to get her to be her best self. She may never be the life of the party, but she is going to be a great cuddle and hopefully even walking buddy.

Portia is spayed, UTD on vaccines, and ???is microchipped. She is currently fostered in Charlotte, NC and her adoption fee is $325.