***AT THIS TIME FOR BAILEY WE ARE ONLY ACCEPTING INQUIRIES FROM WORKING K9 SEARCH AND RESCUE OR PERFORMANCE HOMES*** Bailey is available for foster or adoption. We are a foster-based rescue and always looking for fosters! Bailey is currently fostered in Bradenton.
Bailey is a young and beautiful Australian cattle dog mix. She is only about 33 lbs and just turned a year old. Bailey is a sweet and eager-to-please dog around her people. She has come a long way with her manners and sits for food, to be leashed, and when greeting a new person. She is friendly toward strangers and will work for anyone. She is tolerant of baths, grooming and just wants your love and maybe a treat or two! She walks fairly well on a leash and will heel off leash and on for food. She rides well in the car and is a great copilot. She is tested with kids in the 7-13 range and loves them.
Bailey gets along with other dogs but is still learning doggie etiquette. She is quite friendly toward others and loves to play with them. She escalates play as far as the other dog will go, and as such would do best with a nonreactive dog who would enjoy playing with her or not be bothered by her bouncy nature. The word pesky comes to mind, but it is manageable - she just adores other dogs and can't figure out why they don't want to play. Firm boundaries and positive reinforcement of resting behaviors are a must. Luckily Bailey cares more for working for her people than she does playing with other dogs, so she is easy to call off.
Bailey has been evaluated for search and rescue work and the trainer she just spent a week with calls her phenomenal. We will be testing her on a rubble pile soon to make absolutely sure she could do urban SAR. She has just plain got it! We will give strong preference to working SAR homes as we do not want to see this girl's talent go to waste.
Bailey is soft-mouthed but does love toys. We don't see her catching a disc in the air anytime soon, but she loves to play Frisbee. She is a wild woman for playing ball and would make a nice flyball dog. Obedience, rally and nosework are absolutely in the cards as well. This is just a wonderful dog who needs to be kept busy.
Bailey is a lovely little dog who needs a working or performance home. If you are ready to dedicate yourself to this dog, she will give you the world in return. Like all dogs available for adoption through our rescue, Bailey is spayed, up-to-date on vaccines and preventives, heartworm negative and microchipped. She is ready for her forever home!
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