I’d like to take a moment to say how grateful I am for my hiking companion. She goes at a good pace, is great at pointing out squirrels, carries her own weight, and waits patiently for me while I look at rocks or birds. She is also very photogenic. I adopted Clara in August of 2013. I went into the shelter because I saw a photo of a great dane pup, the woman at the front desk asked me a few questions about my lifestyle and suggested I spend time with this other pup instead. I cannot express how important it was for her to take time and understand the personality type that would work for me. Clara comes to the office with me most days, loves attention from the college students, and enjoys hiking as much as I do. She is also a fantastic scale.