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Again I'm brand new to the forums and glad to be here. My fiancée and I decided we wanted to get a puppy after we both had to put our elderly dogs down due to health issues awhile back. We finally got the chance today and took advantage of it. We went to a local shelter, looked around a bit and there was no dog that really caught our attention. Some extremely big and loud, others timid and shy. We were on our way out til we realized that there was one more smaller room. As soon as I walked in the room was quiet all except for an 8 month old black female puppy in the back righthand corner who immediately started crying for our attention. So she won us (me) over. We found out that she had just come in from an out of state kill shelter. This adorable little puppy had a death setence the same day we decided to look. I feel it was meant to be. Only problem other than her having a slight cold is that she was only there for a few hours, so the facility didn't have much time with her. So her breed is ATM unknown. Or according to the few people I asked at the shelter who all had different answers by the way, she's a pointerlabcolliehound. Yeah I know your jealous Jk. Anyway I have a few pics I'll post hopefully a few of you will have a clue, not that it matters really we will love her no matter what. Just a curiosity thing and a clue into the future of her life. Also if anyone can give me a few tips on what to expect with a new adopted shelter puppy. She seems very shy only took a couple of steps and that was to hide under a chair. I completely understand that her 8 weeks on earth so far could have been and most likely have been a living hell so far. How do we begin to gain her trust, how should we approach her when walking to her, what tone to us when speaking to her, you know basic stuff. Any tips would be greatly appreciated. Thanks again in advance.