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Sheppie was a stray at a rural animal control facility and was not claimed by her owner. She’s very pretty and only wants to be a good dog to her owner so I really don’t understand why she would be left unclaimed. It's for the best though because Sheppie deserves a family who is as devoted to her as she will be to them. She needs to belong in a home where she will not be allowed to roam free and get lost, and where she can be confident in that fact that she is in her forever home. Sheppie came to us in a very neglected state, matted, filthy, and with terrible teeth that were in dire need of a professional cleaning. We bathed Sheppie and brushed her out and cut away her mats and her beauty appeared. She was a good girl for all of this. We had her spayed and at the same time had her teeth cleaned and she is feeling much better now and is in much better health. All Sheppie needed was some basic care and good nutrition which was obviously lacking in her prior home.
Sheppie’s a spunky energetic dog who loves to play. In fact, she’s been mistaken for a 2 year old puppy by multiple people because of it! She would do well in a house with a large backyard to run around in. She enjoys all forms of exercise offered to her but has a healthy balance between a high-energy dog and being low key. Sheppie will partake in any and all exercise offered her but isn’t a dog that demands or requires a lot of exercise to be happy. She definitely needs someone who will walk her every day as she loves her social outings and all the sniffs and sights of the neighbourhood. We have also discovered that Sheppie has a love of singing and if you howl to her she will respond in kind with her own howling tune. Sheppie is a character and makes us smile every day!
What Sheppie loves best though is rubs and pets. She is happiest when she's getting pets as she sits by your side or when she's getting belly rubs as she's lying at your feet. She can't get enough love and affection and she has her special ways of letting you know when it’s not enough. We really think she didn't get a lot of attention or love in her previous home so she's going for all she can get now! She has been such a good girl during her stay with us and has been perfectly housetrained, not a single accident. She is also crate trained and sleeps in her crate at night and stays in her crate when we are away from the house without any issues. She sometimes even goes in her crate on her own for some alone time. She has been an easy dog to foster and an even easier dog to love. With Sheppie you get the best of both worlds, a dog that is still energetic and playful, but is beyond the crazy puppy years and is settled and well behaved in the home.
Sheppie is the only dog in our home and she is more than ok being the only dog and getting all the attention to herself. She has met dogs and is polite but we don’t feel that she would prefer to live with another dog. Sheppie is not being fostered in a home with children but we believe she would do fine with older children (over 12yrs) that would enjoy playing with her. She has not been exposed to cats.
Sheppie is being taught basic obedience in her foster home and now knows "sit", “lay down”, and “stay”. Sheppie's new family should commit to continuing her obedience training to bring out the best in this smart dog because she really does enjoy being a good girl. She is extremely smart so she would benefit greatly from the lessons obedience school offers.
Sheppie is shy upon first meeting visitors to her home and will bark and maybe even growl out of nervousness. We have discovered though that an offer of a tasty treat is all it takes for Sheppie to accept the visitors and expect belly rubs and pets from them. She can and will be bribed!! Whoever adopts her will need to continue her socialization training so that Sheppie can become more comfortable with strangers. Sheppie would prefer a quiet home as opposed to one with a lot of comings and goings. She would also prefer a home where her person or people are home more than away. She bonds so strongly with her people that it wouldn’t be kind for her to be in a home where she was alone for many, many hours every day. She doesn’t have to have someone home all the time, but someone who maybe works part time, is retired, or is able to come home during the day to check in on her would be ideal.
Sheppie has flourished in foster care. She’s loving life and being a happy, affectionate girl. She is adorable and is a perfect size for many living arrangements. Will she find her “furever” home with you?
All Pound Dog Rescue dogs are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, heartworm tested, de-wormed (if required), and micro-chipped prior to adoption. The adoption donation of $400 is applied to assist in the costs of veterinary care and the overall care of the dog. For more information and adoption applications please consult our website at www.pounddog.ca.