Trixie D190221: PENDING ADOPTION
Australian Shepherd (long coat) / Female / Adult
Details about Trixie D190221: PENDING ADOPTION
- ID D190221
- Available for Adoption
- Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
- Coatlength: Long
- Activity Level: Moderate
- Good with Dogs: Yes
- Good with Adults: All
- Reaction to New People: Friendly
More about Trixie D190221: PENDING ADOPTION
- Energy Level: Moderate
- Yard Required: Yes
- Fence: Any Type
- Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor Only
Age: 4 years
Breed: Australian Shepherd
Weight: 45 lbs
Dog friendly: With slow introductions
Cat friendly: Yes
Kid friendly: Unknown, suspect yes
House Trained: Yes
Crate Trained: Yes
Energy level: Moderate
History: From a shelter in Kentucky
Adoption Fee: $400
From the Foster:
Trixie came to us back in February with a healed fracture of her right hind leg and severe abnormalities within her hip due to this injury. She had surgery and we have been working hard to get her back to tip top shape prior to adoption. She has undergone extensive water treadmill therapy and rehabilitation and has begun to use her leg more and more as she feels better and better! That being said, she will never be a marathon runner, and her future adopter will need to be prepared to care for any ongoing issues and care with her leg long term.
Trixie is quite honestly one of my favorite and best fosters I have had! She is completely crate and potty trained and does well on walks. She does need to wear a special boot when she is outside to encourage use of her affected back leg. But all she really wants is your attention and she will quickly melt onto her back for a belly rub to get what she wants!! She is such a charmer, everyone who meets her absolutely falls in love with her.
Trixie did take a few weeks of separation to warm up to the resident dogs. She does like to display dominant behaviors and occasionally will guard her food or toys, but we have had no incidents since we were very careful about introductions. This occurred at the very beginning of her stay with us, and we have not pursued further introductions with new dogs. She has never tried to chase the resident cats, and is generally uninterested in them. She does try to chase the chickens in the backyard and she likes to chase squirrels as well. A fenced backyard would likely be preferred so that she can run without fear of running away!
Trixie will make an amazing addition to any home, but she will take a more diligent owner to consistently pay attention to the needs of her leg, and someone committed to that care will be preferred.