Hello!! My name is Joey and I am an Australian Sheppard/Boxer/Chow Mix. I am a herding dog and am just 16 months old. When I was born, I lived with my mom and my siblings in filthy conditions in an old house in Morgan County, KY. Thank goodness we were rescued by Powell PAWS. I don’t remember much about those times. I was adopted by a family in May 2020. They had no experience with puppies and due to their lack of knowledge about what puppies need, I was not properly socialized. I mostly stayed in a room all alone. I missed out on meeting new people and other dogs, so I am very shy. I need a great deal of time to adjust to new things. I am currently in the process of learning normal social skills. Barking dogs frighten me. I am also easily startled. I love to run and play, but I am most comfortable snuggling. I love routine and I love quiet time. I will do better in a quiet home with older adults and no other dogs. I have no experience with cats. I am currently being fostered by a lady with two dogs – an 8-year-old Black Lab and a 13-year-old Sheppard mix. I knew these dogs when I was just a puppy and I remembered them when I met them again. So, they do not frighten me. Currently, I am learning socialization and basic obedience and I love learning new things. I have been told that I am very smart and I am definitely motivated by food. I love to eat and I love impressing my foster mommy. I already know how to sit and shake hands. I am working on stay, lay down and heeling. I am housebroken and crate trained. My foster mommy works from home now, so most days I lay in her office with my foster brothers and soak up the sun. I am also working on my manners – which is new for me. As I improve my social skills, you will see me at upcoming PAWS events. I look forward to meeting you!!