Melody the Dog
Age: 5
Fixed (Spayed/Neutered)? Yes
Declawed? Not Applicable
Weight: 80 lbs
Indoor? Yes
Microchipped? Yes
City in which animal is located: Ann Arbor
Rehoming fee? No

Please note: This is a courtesy listing on HSHV’s site. This animal is available through a private individual, NOT HSHV. For questions, please contact the individual below, not HSHV. Thank you!

This is Melody. She is energetic, professionally heel trained and obedience trained, and loyal. She needs a child-free home. She loves running and playing fetch. She loves training and is eager to please. She is devoted and protective and she absolutely adores snuggling at the end of a long day. Her favorite thing to do is play fetch in the water.

She may be ok with another dog if the dogs have supervised introductions. She does currently live with another dog and they get along well. She had redirected aggression in the past but with training we have alleviated the issue. We really just want her in a home where she isn’t so stressed and with our child growing we realized that this is not the type of environment she will thrive in, but she truly isn’t dog aggressive and she absolutely adores people.

We now have a baby, and she recently showed resource aggression towards our friend’s child. She has been responsive to training, but remains anxious in this environment. We do not believe that a crawling, teething, curious baby is a suitable fit for her, and that’s where we are at. We have realized that babies and toddlers around certain dogs can be incredibly stressful for the dog, and even the most docile dogs can get stressed from a situation. Rather than separating her into a corner of the house, we hope to find her a place she can run and be herself.

If you are interested in adopting Melody, please contact Jennifer at 734-330-1375, 313-815-2865, or This animal is listed as a courtesy on our site, but is available through this individual. For questions, please contact the individual listed, not HSHV. Thank you!