In the age of porch pirates and stolen packages, having a motion detection security camera for your home is a great idea. However, one family was in for a surprise when they checked the live feed for their camera after it alerted them to movement, only to find close-up footage of their adorable 3-year-old German Shepherd, Sasha, who is now an internet star.
Take a look at the super-cute video below. In it, the Wyze Cam Pan camera starts out pointed out the window but slowly turns when it detects motion inside the house. Instead of a burglar, the camera finds Sasha the German Shepherd staring at it while perched on the sofa.
Sasha gives the camera a head tilt, seemingly trying to figure out more about this object that moves around but doesn’t otherwise respond to her.
The video reportedly went viral after owner Joe Corsi posted it to a German Shepherd Owners Facebook group in early July. It has since racked up over 2 million views with many commenters describing it as funny and “too cute.”
The owner noted on the dog’s Instagram account, @sasha_theshepherd, that the post had also received 10 million views alone on one news site, so it is getting play in multiple places.
“This experience just keeps getting better and better,” “Sasha” says on Instagram. “I can only thank all you beautiful people and fur friends! You have been so supportive and awesome during this. I can not thank you all enough for all the love! Together I wish to bring joy and happiness to this page. It’s all about love and positivity here!!”
While this is Sasha’s first viral video, you can find plenty of other pics and videos of her on her Instagram — like this photo of her looking out the window, waiting for her owners to come home:
Sasha’s owner describes the expression in this photo as “fake smiling.” We’re a bit scared, even with that assurance:
In this photo, Sasha shows off her multi-colored tongue (which appears in many of her Instagram images) and a princess crown:
Here she is, wearing glittery reindeer antlers for the holidays and looking quite festive. Personally, we’d give her all the gifts, with that face:
And here she is posing with a football. Too cute!
Since the video was posted, Sasha’s popularity has grown on social media, and she now has more than 7,800 Instagram followers, up from 1,000 just a few days before.
As a German Shepherd, Sasha herself probably contributes to the safety of her owners’ house as much as any monitoring system! Although they were bred originally as sheep herders, German Shepherds were eventually pressed into service as military and security dogs, according to the American Kennel Club.
They were used by both sides in World War II for tracking enemy scents and detecting mines. So the breed has a long history of protecting and helping humans.
The breed suffered from anti-German sentiment after the war, but are now the most common dogs used by police and military units. Their intelligence, agility, speed and stealth are valuable in those jobs.
Of course, they make great family pets, too, as proven by beautiful Sasha. In fact, German Shepherds rank as the AKC’s second most popular dog breed, behind Labrador Retrievers.
With such a darling personality, Sasha may be on her way to becoming a famous pet influencer. She certainly could be an adorable spokesdog for security systems and motion detector cameras. Somebody get her an agent!