The shelter staff say she's been calmer in her kennel, and they think she could be ready for adoption to the right person!
The other day I took her in the van to the Kingman and Heritage Island Trails to see how she'd do in the car and out in nature.
She was pretty good in the car! She loved sitting in front and looking out the window, but couldn't resist sniffing around in back a bit.
As we walked along the road on our way to the trail, this little city girl was pretty calm as fire trucks with loud sirens sped past.
She was really happy to get to the nature trail though. What fun to experience some real live mud, then rinse off by lying down in some nice clean puddles!
She was actually pretty calm just walking on the leash through the woods, though when we passed some work crews cleaning up the trail then she got excited!
I felt much more comfortable with her this time, and confident that she wouldn't get too crazy meeting a new friend. So I did let a few people pet her, and she tried to jump up but didn't get mouthy or go wild! We passed one dog and she got very excited, but when the dog wasn't interested she just sniffed as the dog walked away.
I wanted to see if she was interested in connecting with me and how she handled not doing anything, so we sat on the wooden bridge for a while. While she didn't get too relaxed, she did kiss me nicely and lie down for some moments with her head on my leg.
I hope everyone else who interacts with Star sees how much potential she has, and that eventually the right patient person decides to bring home a sweet celebrity dog.