Maybelline is a very sweet and timid girl who gets along great with my other dogs and even my overly bold cat, who she sometimes plays with (it's really cute). She has taken to clicker training enthusiastically and is quite smart. She is kind of a velcro dog - she just wants to be with her person (maybe people - I am the only person in my house, so...). If you're looking for a snuggler, she will be happy to oblige. She is mostly food motivated, but she does enjoy the toys and chewies in the house. She did well at the vet - didn't freak out when the vet examined her and was perfectly amiable with her, though obviously not thrilled to be in that environment. And her velcro nature has been useful for leashwork.
Maybelline's challenges are a pretty lengthy list, but there's nothing too terrible on it. This dog does not have a mean or bitey bone in her body. She is scared of loud noises, including thunder, and she has some separation anxiety that seems to be mostly associated with being left in a crate. She does eventually settle down in the crate if there's another dog in the room with her. She is a very mild resource guarder (if the resource is me), and she is pretty needy. We have not yet started working on playing with the ball, so we'll see what happens in that regard. She also can chew her way through a harness or a computer card with just a few bites, but she's some kind of kelpie mix and my current kelpie did this when he was her age - he grew out of it.
If you're looking for a companion dog you could not go wrong with her - she's a total lovebug and is very responsive to training. If you have another dog or other pets, she would be an ideal choice; in fact, it seems best for her to go to a home with other dogs (cats are a bonus) as she loves to play with my pack. She is probably about a year old, and I think Maybelline will have a lot more to offer as she comes out of her shell more.