Sally has been with us for three weeks now and has adjusted real well. She loves being with our resident dogs and doing whatever they do. Unlike our dogs, she does not get on furniture—it doesn't even occur to her. She is content on the floor with a blanket, dog bed, and/or a stuffed toy.
On the other hand, she has a ways to go on learning not to search the kitchen counter for anything with meat in it. Her nose sniffs out the presence of meat immediately in a room. She does respond to "no," so that is a plus!
Going up and down stairs is a piece of cake now—so is getting in the car. Her personality is coming out more now that she is settling in. We've learned she has a bit of a stubborn streak if she wants to stay where she is and not move.
Some positive reinforcement work is needed. We've decided she was handled a lot in her prior life as a breeding dog. She is comfortable being touched anytime and is not afraid of anything.
Sally was not real thrilled with going to the vet but made it through. She didn't shake, just dug her heels in to not move. For the next six to eighteen months she will be treated for heartworm disease. We are hopeful that Sally's infection will be eliminated sooner rather than later. In the meantime, she is not showing any symptoms.