Italia is a sweet soul that needs a quiet household to relax and collect her thoughts in. Country life seems to suit her, and she would be glad to share an evening with you relaxing on the porch and just listening to the birds. Italia is very timid and does take a little while to warm up to you. We don't know everything that happened in her past, but her personality gives us clues about what might have been done to her before she came to rescue, and it’s a past we don’t want to think about. We do know that Italia was dumped at the shelter while she was extremely pregnant. Within just a few weeks, she gave birth to 11 puppies! All of her puppies have found their forever home, but Italia is still waiting. Italia is extremely gentle and would do fine in a home with children. She gets along great with other dogs, and a happy and confident doggy friend would do wonders for her. Approx 55 pounds, 2-3 years old (2/2017)