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|Breed:||Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog Mix||Color:||Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)||Age:||Young|
|Size:||Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less||Sex:||Female|
Macy. 2 yo Tricolor Shetland Sheep Dog (Sheltie)
Macy was adopted to be the companion of a Senior lady who is now having some health problems. Macy is a very playful dog and her energy level and play style are just too much for her human companion who has just found out she's having hip replacement surgery. We are hoping to find a very special home for this very special pup. She is a wonderful dog and very deserving of a family that can enjoy her playful puppy energy. Macy is currently living with a family and in no danger of going to a shelter. She is spayed, healthy, and current on vaccinations.
At two years old Macy has spent most of her life living in a crate so she's still learning about living in a house. In the past several months she's blossomed as she learns what's it's like to be a dog and to live as a member of a family. She will become strongly bonded to one human, most likely a female or a male that is in touch with his more sensitive nature. She is very playful and active and still tends to jump up on you a bit. For that reason we need to place her in a home with no small children and no oldies who might be tripped easily. She would love to go for a run every day of her life if you're an athlete, but she also enjoys sunset walks on the beach, quiet dinners, and late mornings at your favorite coffee shop. Her favorite activity is helping you garden. She will stick right beside you most of the time with just an occasional reminder to stay close but not right on top of the flowers.
Macy loves other dogs once she gets to know them. She is always ready to play whether it is with another dog, or with her human companions. Preferably both! If placed in a home with another dog, it does need to be close to her size. She is quite the player and can be too rough on a very small dog. A dog that is slightly larger than her would be fine, but not a really big dog that might overwhelm her. She is used to cats and for the most part she's pretty good with them. We've noticed that sometimes she's too playful with them and thinks they are dogs so you'll want to watch her carefully with cats in the household until she gets to know them. She is slightly possessive of her food when the cats come around, but shares her food dish with another dog fairly well. When outside she will chase after a stray cat if it runs, but is called off by strong voice command. She really needs to know it's not OK to chase a cat ever and we're working on that. She's a smart girl and anxious to please. Right now she shares the bed with another dog and two cats.
She is still very shy around strangers but we think with proper socialization she's going to be comfortable in just about any situation. She is a treasure on a leash. When you clip that leash on her she becomes a show dog and will dance right along side of you. We are still working on the distractions. On our walks in the Country she is now walking offleash but if she sees a horse or cattle her herding instincts kick in. She still needs to be on a leash at all times when walking on a public street, or where there are strangers that might spook her, or strange dogs.
Macy is a brilliant dog just waiting for the right home to take her through some strong obedience training, and then take her everywhere with them. She needs to be an indoor part of the family. If left in the back yard long periods of time she will bark. Wouldn't you if you were sent away from the people you love for long periods of time?
We would prefer to adopt Macy to a home with another Sheltie or with previous Sheltie experience. She is very typical of the breed! You will need to provide veterinary references, and either own your own home or show that your well kept apartment/condo will allow dogs of her size. We'll want to do a quick home visit to be sure your yard will be safe for her on those occasional breaks for those occasional play and potty breaks outside. If you have other dogs we're experienced at dog introductions and can arrange a play date to get them acquainted.
For more info email Ellen@purebredsplus.org