I found Lizzie at our local high kill pound in August. She had recently had a litter of puppies, (don't know what happened to them), and Lizzie herself had a case of mange and was very shy, and afraid.
In the last 6 weeks, with medication, decent food, and a little kindness she has grown into a sweet, playful, friendly girl who will make a great family pet. Her hair has completely grown back and, she has a gorgeous, silky, multi colored coat.
Lizzie now can be inside the house or outside and enjoys both. She has been housebroken from the day she came and has never had an accident inside. I started her off in a crate, and she has done great with the crate and potty training.
This girl is one of those dogs that wants to be with you every step. I started her off on a leash outside, but soon learned that she was not going to stray far from my side off leash. I do live in a rural area away from the road, so traffic is not an issue here. I would not take that chance in a high traffic area.
Inside she lays at my feet. I have cats, and she has never bothered them. Actually I think she is a little afraid of them. No problems with her getting along with other dogs. My preference would be for her to go to a home with another dog companion as she is quite social.
Lizzie currently stays in our fenced back yard with my other dogs during the day while we are at work, and comes in at night when we are home. She will sleep in a crate at night, but prefers to sleep in the bed when she is allowed.
I am guessing Lizzie is about 1 year old. I think she probably got pregnant in her first heat, but she is now spayed, so that will never be an issue for her again. She is also current on vaccinations, and heartworm negative. She is on monthly flea/tick prevention and heartworm prevention.
Lizzie is a medium sized dog and weighs about 37 pounds now. I don't have a clue what breed she is. Possibly some Terrier, Shepard mixture with maybe some Chow thrown into the mix. All that is only a guess.
Her personality is very easy going and submissive. She comes when called, and corrects easily. Being a young dog, chewing is still an issue, and I would advise any potential adopter to leave her in a crate (or pick up your shoes) while you are gone until she gets a little older. I learned this the hard way!
My youngest child is 16, so I have not seen her around young kids, but with her personality, I think she would enjoy children.
Thanks for considering Lizzie and Southern Girls Pound Rescue as you are searching for your new pet!