Six-month-old German shepherd-cross Jade likes spending time outdoors, especially in the water, making her the perfect pet for an active family.

Canine attendant Taryn Mager describes Jade as an intelligent puppy who is eager to please her human companions.

"She's an awesome dog really, a real water-baby.

"Splashing about in her kiddie-pool has to be her favourite thing in the world."

Jade would make a great companion for children but because of her large size, she might not be suitable around children aged 4-years-old and under.

The sociable pup would get along well with another canine companion but when it comes to sharing the house with cats, they will need to be confident and able to hold their ground.

Spending time on her own is not Jade's cup of tea so she will need an owner who has the time and patience to settle her into a new home.

To adopt Jade, or any other animal at the village, contact the SPCA on (09) 256-7300.

Jade's village ID is 166807.