Age: 1 year
Breed: Australian Shepherd mix
Weight: 22 lbs
Dog friendly: Yes
Cat friendly: No
Kid friendly: Older Kids
House trained: TBD
Crate trained: At night only
Energy level: High
History: From a shelter in Missouri
Adoption Fee: $350
From the Foster:
Chloe is a puppy that is very eager to please, and is very loyal. She absolutely hates the crate/kennel, so it is a struggle to get her in every night, but once she’s in she stays pretty quiet.
Chloe is a little ball of energy, and though she does know how to snuggle (for short periods of time,) she gets very bored very easily and needs to run around quite a bit. Even when she goes to the restroom she likes to sprint around. She will need a home that is ready for an energetic puppy that needs frequent exercise. A fenced in yard would be best if she isn’t going to be walked multiple times a day. She is a working breed dog, and needs to be kept busy as such, so if you aren't prepared for that, you probably aren't a great fit. She loves to play, but is still mouthy, so a home without really small children will be best.
I currently let her out about 5-6 times throughout the day, and every single time she jumps in the snow and sprints around like crazy because she has so much energy. Every day she’s with us she shows more and more energy, so because of this an apartment will not be suitable, as she needs ample room to sprint both in and outside of the house.
She also can’t be left alone all day as she’ll start to get bored and chew on things, and will potty inside. She chews on furniture, wood, shoes, etc. and though we’re working on this, she always sneaks back to start chewing on stuff again. We have chewing toys for her but she’s very curious and uses her mouth to test things. With consistency, she will learn what is acceptable to chew on, and as she gets older, the urge to chew will subside.
Unsure about other dogs, but doesn’t do well with cats
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