Her sleek, streamlined body makes us think she is some kind of hound mixed with shepherd and lab. We wonder if there is Greyhound in there somewhere because of her long, lean shape and her incredible speed! She is fast, very very fast! She is the perfect combination of maneuverability and speed! She's like the Ferrari of the dog world! It is very exciting to watch her!
Jilly is 11 months old. She was rescued at about 3 months and lived in a foster home until she was 5 months old. At that time she was adopted to a couple who live on a hobby farm. Everyone thought it would be a great place for her but unfortunately the laid back quiet lifestyle is not for Jilly. She is very smart and quick thinking and If left to her own devices she will look for her own fun! She did - and she found it! She decided that tormenting the goats and alpaca's was a great way to relieve boredom! Dogs and goats are often not a good combination and especially for a young, high spirited dog like Jilly. With heavy hearts, her family asked us to help find her a home where she would be happier and safer ......a home with more activity, more adventure and no farm animals!
An outdoorsy, active family would be the best match for Jilly. She would love to run and hike and spend hours outside. That being said tho, she is content to curl up and rest in the house when she is tired out from her activities. With the right amount of physical and mental stimulation for a pup of her age and breed, she will be a happy, loving and very exciting companion.
When she got back from the farm it was obvious that she hadn't been socialized with many other dogs. She had lost her confidence with them and was very nervous and unsure of herself. Those encounters with alpaca's and goats really took a toll on her confidence! Thanks to a wonderful foster mom and a trainer who understands her, she is more like her old self again - outgoing and ready to play. She is doing well at dog parks now and will need supervised on-going exposure to other dogs. It will help her if she meets lots of dogs and participating in agility and/or coursing would be very natural activities for her. A person who is experienced with high energy dogs and who has a calm demeanor and gentle approach is just what she needs.
Jilly is very sweet natured and loves to be with people She gets along great with kids but she shouldn't live with cats or other small animals! She has a very strong instinct to chase small things that run! And of course, goats and Alpaca's are out of the question as companions for her! What she wants most is a family who will spend time with her and who will include her in their activities. Another dog to hang out with too would be nice. She needs a large, fenced backyard so she can amuse herself when her people are busy - she wouldn't do well being left outside too long alone tho! She would start thinking again about what she could do to create some fun! Jilly will thrive with people who really make her an important member of their family.
Jilly is spayed, vaccinated and very healthy. Her adoption fee is $500.
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