When we first adopted Jessie from the shelter she was very skittish around kids. My youngest pictured here has special needs! They have built a very tight bond. She is now 12 and still as happy as a clam in her home. We have added another German shepherd to the household. That was a bit of a stressor to her but we have overcome that too. We are very grateful for our princess Jessie! She still has some anxiety but we are slowly overcoming that!