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Cressa *Vision impaired* D200946

Australian Shepherd / Mixed (short coat) / Female / Adult

Details about Cressa *Vision impaired* D200946

  • ID D200946
  • Available for Adoption
  • Dog
  • Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut with White
  • Coatlength: Short
  • Activity Level: Moderate
  • Good with Dogs: Yes
  • Good with Adults: All
  • Reaction to New People: Friendly

More about Cressa *Vision impaired* D200946

  • Energy Level: Moderate
  • Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor Only

Name: Cressa
Age: DOB Approx. 06/23/18
Gender: Female
Breed: Aussie x
Weight: 47
Dog friendly: Yes, needs a dog friend in the home
Cat friendly: TBD
Kid friendly: Yes
House Trained: Yes
Crate Trained: Yes
Energy level: Moderate
History: Pulled from an animal control 
Adoption Fee: $500.00


From the Foster:

Cressa is an absolute sweetheart, who continues to impress me with each passing day. As you've probably noticed, Cressa has one eye that didn't fully develop, which has likely been that way since birth. This eye doesn't bother Cressa in the least and she lives her life as if she has full vision (though she may bump into you on occasion if you're walking on her right side). She is housebroken, crate trained (she sleeps in a wire crate at night and may whine for about five minutes, but then calms down), and she is a seasoned pro on a leash.

Cressa gets spooked very easily from loud noises and sudden movements, especially when she is outside, so we have been working on not bolting when that happens. While the outside world may still be scary at times for Cressa, I'm happy to say that she is gaining more confidence and becoming more comfortable in her surroundings. One thing that has drastically helped Cressa become more comfortable and confident is having my resident dog around. Cressa gets along very well with him, and LOVES going on walks with him and then snuggling once they get home. Cressa does have separation anxiety, which has been lessened by having my resident dog with her when I leave the house. Because of this, I believe Cressa would do best in a home with a dog sibling, and/or where someone either works from home, or is able to be home for most of the day. 

Currently Cressa is an observer through and through, since her favorite activity is sitting on a comfy chair and looking out the window all day. She has taken on the role of my guard dog, and never fails to alert me when anyone walks by our house. She hasn't expressed much interest in toys or playing at this point in time, but has started to initiate play with my resident dog.  Cressa may take a bit of time to open up, but once you become her "person/people" you will see why everyone says she is so sweet and loving.  Plus, you'll be getting a new bathroom buddy who will guard the shower while you're in it, just to make sure you're safe in there.