Piper is a lovely elderly lady who is ready to find her retirement paradise. She originally came from the Coconino Humane Society. The staff told me that the owner who surrendered her was going to prison for 10 years. Although it’s unknown what happened to her before ending up in a shelter, it’s evident that it wasn’t good. It took her a year to get over her fear of loud noises and swift movements. She’s a very sweet and mellow dog who will steal your heart. She loves to go hiking but she needs to be walked on a harness since she pulls. She will warm up to you quickly and will want to sit peacefully by your side at home. Every once in a while, she’ll place her paw on your leg so you’ll pet her. She loves other dogs, but they would need to be mellow senior dogs as well. She would not do well in a house with small children due to the fact she can be fearful. A very quiet, calm environment is a must.