For reasons unknown to us, Della was relinquished to the shelter by her owner. Maybe it's the fact that she's a senior. Either way, she's with us now and visibly happy! She wags her tail non-stop when the humans love on her and it takes her all of 2 seconds to ask for attention the moment they enter her pen. We think Della may be part Lab and our staff describes her best with a "retriever-like demeanor". She's bright and adventurous and LOVES to take walks; probably about as much as she loves human affection. Della is playful with other dogs, but she's definitely an alpha. Because of that, she's started a couple of tiffs that we've had to break up quickly. We think she may forget that she's not as small as her canine pen-mates. Della has the most soulful brown eyes and sweetest face. Despite her middle-age, she's got a lot of energy and life left in her. She would do so great in a home that was active with a big yard for her to run and play in. We know Della would make someone a loyal companion.