Shelter Dog Has Been Waiting For A Home For Nearly Two Years

If you are considering adopting a dog, you may want to point your efforts at the Capital Made Society in Lincoln. That is where you will find a sweet, shy ‘Baby Girl’ that is between 3 1/2 and 4 years old.

According to the shelter, Baby Girl “loves to play, walk and cuddle” but according to the director of adoptions, Shelby Backhus, she does take a while before she warms up to strangers. She is a shepherd mix and has been at the shelter since December 2017.

“We’re looking for a home without other pets or children because she bit another dog before she came to us,” Backhus said. “That happens sometimes, but we think Baby Girl would be a great companion dog.”

If you are interested in going to visit Baby Girl and see if she is a good fit for your family, you can contact the Humane Society’s Pieloch Pet Adoption Center at 402-441-4488 for an appointment. You can also check out the online videos on the Humane Society’s website.


“We have spent a lot of time with (Baby Girl) in our enrichment program, and she has made a lot of progress,” Backhus said. “She really is a happy-go-lucky lady who loves to go for walks when she gets to know you.”

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Baby Girl is fond of kongs filled with peanut butter, frozen treats, and stuffed animals. According to Backhus, the staff is recommending that at least a 6-foot tall privacy fence be available at the adoptive home so that she feels comfortable.

“If (potential adopters) have a trainer lined up, that would be good, too,” she said. “We’ve been working with Baby Girl, and she benefits from a lot of attention. When she’s comfortable, she’s a very playful girl.”

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