There's a 1.5 year old dog I'm thinking of purchasing. She has the sweetest, most docile personality and I wouldn't even have to think about it if she hadn't been shy when I went to see her while the owner's other dogs were happy and fearless. She's not terrified, but wouldn't come close, even though it looked like she wanted to. I'm confident the reason she is this way is not due to abuse (so it's not trauma), but lack of being socialized. She did warm up to me a bit by the end of my visit (quit shaking and licked my hand a little), but I'm also looking for a dog that would be outgoing enough to greet vistors of my dad's who's in a wheelchair and sleeps alot. His previous pom had so much energy, so I'm kind thinking of him also since he seems to brighten up with the excitement. I'm in a dilemma, wondering if I should take a chance with her or keep up my search. If it seems like this could be overcome with alot of exposure to other dogs & people, I'd love to adopt her. Any experiences like this, good or bad? Thanks for any suggestions.