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This is Astrid. She is a stunning, healthy, playful and sweet 5-month-old red Border Collie / mini-Aussie girl. She loves to get belly rubs and to play with others. She loves toys and loves to explore the backyard. She’s got the sweet temperament of her mini-aussie mom and the driven determination, looks, and smarts of her border collie dad. 9 times out of 10 she is the one to fetch and bring the ball back when the entire pack runs for it. It’s hard not to fall in love with her when you meet her. It’s also hard to believe she hasn’t always been this way now that we have had her for a few weeks. You see, Astrid led a hard life until she arrived at our foster group. At 3 months of age, she was found as a stray with her mom and brother in an unincorporated area of Collin County and taken to the Collin County shelter. She was dirty, scared, coughing and with many patches of missing fur and the shelter scheduled to euthanize her because they were full. We believe she had never been in a home because she was terrified of people and hid behind her mom the entire time. The first few days were challenging since she did not trust us to come close to her and the mistrust only grew with us giving her medication and baths every day so she would get better. But within 10 days, she had relaxed and turned into one of the sweetest fosters we have ever had. The screams from taking her away from mom for a few seconds turned into barking sounds of her telling us she wanted us to come get her and pet her, quickly followed by her rolling over and asking for belly rubs. The anxiety of being a few feet from mom turned into comfort that she felt sleeping in our arms as we watched a movie together curled up in the living room. The mistrust in taking food and medication from us turned into a tail wagging like crazy when she realized the meds were wrapped in cheese, chicken and eggs given to her every day so she would grow a thick healthy fur. The attempts to run away from the bath decreased once she realized they helped her skin not itch and cured her mange. And day by day, the 15lb shy little scared pup grew into a stunning 25lb young girl who plays with others, constantly wags her tail, jumps on our laps in every opportunity she gets to be petted, and uses the doggy door to go in and out and play everywhere and with everything she finds. What a way she has come from hiding in the dark in the backyard on the first day in her foster home, not to come out from hiding until mom was right there with her! She still has a ways to go to be comfortable in every situation… she is now comfortable being outside in open spaces (which she wasn't at first) and she now knows how to walk on a leash and loves going on walks, but she’s not comfortable right away with other dogs though warms up to them within a few days. We started taking her to dog parks in the end of February once she had all her shots to help socialize her with other dogs. She initially reacts to other dogs by being scared of them, which is understandable considering that is probably how she survived in the wild. She cowers away from dogs smaller than her and hides from and sometimes snaps at dogs bigger than her initially, but once she is comfortable with them, she plays with them constantly. We need her to go to a family that knows how to socialize dogs and will continue working with her by taking her to dog parks and making her interact with as many dogs as possible so that we can change this behavior while she's still a puppy. As far as people go, she loves every person she comes across, which is huge considering how scared of us she was at first. She is sweet, extremely intelligent, and most importantly, happy and loved. As you see in the pictures, her health problems are now cured so with proper care and nutrition, she should not have to worry about being bald ever again. While we, her foster parents, are very VERY tempted to keep her for ourselves, we wouldn’t be able to keep fostering other dogs if we were to do so, so we are posting her for adoption to be with a family that will love her and care for her just as much as we would if she were with us. We are looking for a family that knows a dog is a forever family member and will give her all the love and attention she needs to keep developing into a wonderful dog inside and out. We are looking for a family that will play with her, take her out for walks, pet her, and make her feel warm and cozy inside. We think she would do best with a family that has a playful dog for her to play with. If you think you are this family that can be Astrid’s angel from now on, please fill out an application at furryfriendsanimalrescue.org and we will reach out to you to plan a meet & greet. Astrid is available for adoption now.
Anyone interested in our dogs must be over 21. We are only able to adopt to homes within a reasonable driving distance of the dog's foster home (zip 75082) and please be prepared for a home visit by one of our volunteers. We do not adopt on first-come-first-served basis, we want to make sure the dog is right for the family and vice versa based on what we know about the dog's personality, habits and behaviors. Our adoption fee for dogs is $175.
You can complete an online adoption application on our website http://www.furryfriendsanimalrescue.org- we will get back with you asap.
Foster Homes are needed in order to help more dogs and cats. Please consider opening your heart and home to a homeless animal. Check out our website on how to become a Foster Parent! Visit www.FurryFriendsAnimalRescue.org and look under HOW TO HELP. Furry Friends provides veterinary care - you provide the home and love!.
We also need Volunteers for Adoption Events at Petsmart and Cage Cleaners.