My name is Spice+ D161414!

Australian Shepherd Dog for adoption in Edina, Minnesota - Spice+  D161414
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Facts about Spice+ D161414

  • Breed: Australian Shepherd
  • Color: Merle
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 10535730

Name: Spice
Age: 8 years
Gender: Female
Breed: Australian Shepherd
Weight: 47 lbs
Dog friendly: Yes
Cat friendly: Unknown
Kid friendly: TBD
House trained: TBD
Crate trained: TBD
Energy level: Moderate
History: From a shelter in Kentucky
Adoption Fee: $300

From the Foster: Spice is THE best dog in the world!   When Spice arrived she was quite shy. She'd bark once or twice at my small Terrier, Frank but never in an aggrressive way and sometimes even without eye contact. It was more like her saying "Hey, I don't know you, but I like this place so don't get too close right now!"  This would also happen when she was getting her tummy rubbed and Frank would come by for some attention. As she got more comfortable, the behavior stopped. She was very happy to be here and absolutely loves attention. If she is ingonored for too long, she will nudge you with her nose as a reminder that she wants more. She began to love her crate as it was where she felt most comfortable initially. She was crated for 8-9 hours consistantly while I was at work with no issues. She would actually put herself to bed in her crate when we watched TV and it was getting late. I left the crate door open and as the days went by, she was allowed to have more and more freedom , eventually having the entire house to herself. She has had no accidents, except when I would get home and would be excited. She piddled sometimes so I learned to let her out.  She would do her business and then we could have our fun greeting rolling around on the floor. Being heartworm positive, our walks have been kept to a three or four block radius but she loves them and walks perfectly on a leash. She will try to stalk a squirrel or rabbit so I keep the loop of her leash around my wrist at all times. She loves car rides and going to visit family members. She has met cats with no issues but she was leashed. It did not appear that she would be aggressive with them. She is food motivative and loves meal time. I have worked with her and she does not resource gaurd. She's an older gal so an active home probably isn't suited for her. I think she would be fine with another quiet dog but I believe she would prefer to be an only dog. She wants to be by her people whenever possible and loves her bed in the living room where we spend most of our time. She's quiet and only barks a couple of times with excitement when I get home. Oddly, she doesn't feel comfortable on furniture and prefers it when you get on the floor to cuddle with her.  I see the perfect home being a quiet place, maybe a retired person or couple that can spend time with her and make her part of the family. She is the sweetest girl and deserves the best.   I was recently treated for heartworms, and I am feeling much better now! Please let SHH know if you have any questions!

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