Aureus (now named Sperry) was very shy when he arrived at HITTGV and didn't warm easily to a lot of dogs and most men. However when he met potential Dad-to-be Jessie it was a different story warming up to him minutes after they met. Aureus also met Jessie and Sandy's female dog (a cattle dog as well) and surprisingly enough, the two seemed comfortable enough together that everyone was encouraged that this could be a match. Jessie and Sandy adopted Aureus the following day and after a happy reunion with his new sister, he relaxed and became much less shy, seeming to flourish immediately in his new environment. We were afraid it would take a long time for Aureus to come out of his shell, but the happy ending to this story proves once again that being in the right environment means all the difference in the world for some dogs. For Aureus, the perfect home was one with a playful sister and two very nurturing people. And he now seems to be a very happy and well adjusted boy indeed!