Hello there! My name is Sissy, and I am a drop-dead gorgeous 50-pound red-haired lass who was born in July 2015. I'm loving, friendly, and sweeter than sweet can be! No DNA testing has been done on me, but my family thinks I've got some Labrador Retriever in me, and my deep auburn tresses suggest that I may have some Irish Setter or perhaps Vizsla blood coursing through my veins. Whatever I am, I don't shed very much, which is a blessing!
I'm a happy-happy, people-loving girl who gives kisses, loves to snuggle, and enjoys receiving belly rubs. I'm really still somewhat of a pup, so I'm playful and full of energy. I need a family with an outdoorsy, active lifestyle. If you like to hike or jog, I'll be your perfect, loyal companion.
I'm a little like Linus in that I love my 'blankies,' except that Linus doesn't shred his like I do with mine! True confessions -- I'm working on my penchant for digging and my distaste for baths and water. When alone, I like to entertain myself with my cherished bones and toys. I'm crate-trained and housebroken. In fact, I will go to the door and tell you 'Let me out!'
My life didn't start out so great as I was probably weaned too soon and, on top of that, the family in my first home neglected me. Thank heavens I was rescued by my current family when I was just 10 weeks old. Unfortunately, previous early puppyhood scars make me suffer from separation anxiety. I just adore my humans, so I get unsettled and anxious when they are not near me, when I'm separated from them by a doggie gate, or when I have to sleep alone at night.
I guess you're wondering by now why my loving family is trying to find a wonderful new home for me. Well, you see, I moved into their home a year or so ago, and they already had two dogs who object to my presence as an intruder. They just don't accept me into their family and continuously fuss and fight me. It's not pretty because they can be pretty mean, and it doesn't help that I'm an alpha dog who stands up for myself.
So as much as my current family loves me, they realize that, after a year of trying to make it work, sharing my home with snobby canines is not in my best interests. So they are committed to finding me a new forever-and-ever home with no other dogs. Plus I need a loving, patient, but firm and dominant human hand to give me the kind of training that I need to settle my separation issues.
I have not been around small children, so my current parents feel that it's best for me not to be in a home with little ones yet -- at least for awhile until I can get established, stabilized, and stress-free. However, they do believe that -- down the road -- with much love, training and patience, I will be the best forever friend of a little one or younger family member.
Well, that's my story and that's what I need. Do you think that you can open up your heart and home to me? I promise to wet your face with kisses if you want to be the 'bubba' to this one, pretty, redheaded 'sissy.'
Sissy is updated on shots, spayed, dewormed, microchipped, and heartworm negative. Her adoption fee is $150, cash or check payable to Buster's Friends. Please click the contact button if you are interested in Sissy, and we can arrange for you to meet her. A home visit will be mandatory.
To make the process more efficient, download, print, and fill out the adoption application: http://www.bustersfriends.org/dogadoptionapplication.shtml
Note: Sissy is posted as a courtesy to an independent rescuer or owner in hopes that networking through Buster's Friends' website postings will find a wonderful lifetime home for her. Buster's Friends is committed to reducing the number of animals who are surrendered to shelters and to assuring that fewer animals face the possibility of euthanasia. Courtesy postings for the community is one way that we can achieve this by providing a platform in which animals like Sissy remain safe while still being widely seen until she is placed in a permanent home.
Disclaimer: Whereas Sissy has received the routine vetting that all Buster's Friends animals get to prepare them for adoption, she has never been in the care of Buster's Friends. We can therefore not evaluate her behavior or medical status and not be liable for any damages or injury which she may cause. If Sissy needs to be returned, she will go back to the home of her independent rescuer or owner.