Meet Sandy, a sweet 5-year-old full of affection, waiting to find her forever home!
She is up for adoption at the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria and is very friendly. Sandy is full of character and greets everyone with sloppy kisses and tail wags, according to AWLA spokesperson Erin Shackelford.
This lovely girl may have playful bursts, but is easygoing and in the running to be the best cuddle buddy ever! Chasing her toys, cuddling and treats are some of her favorite things.
Sandy “has pretty good manners and can sit nicely for treats,” said Shackelford. “Sandy requires all the love and attention, so she needs to be the only pet in the home.”
Could Sandy be the loving companion you’ve been waiting for? To learn more about Sandy check our her entire profile.
To start the adoption process email [email protected] or stop by the AWLA during business hours to meet her!
Photos from Dirty Paw Photography
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