Introducing Gertrude! She's new to the shelter, and I just met her this afternoon. What a placid demeanor she has! She's okay with other dogs and cats, and not unduly excited by an approaching stranger. Gertrude's got this serenity about her although she is a Rottweiler / German Shepherd mix. I sat her down on our patio for several minutes, and she just laid at my feet and enjoyed the breeze. I must admit that Gertrude needs to lose some weight, perhaps 10-15 pounds. She's got a lot of fur which is a nice mix of brown and black. Oh, she's a piece of cake to walk, no pulling or any attempts at dominating you. Gertrude is just a wonderful dog, allowing me to hug and kiss her immediately. You can see her at Bloomingdale Animal Shelter Society
UPDATE: Gertrude ADOPTED June 2008!