My name is Dolly!

Pointer/Australian Shepherd Mix Dog for adoption in Scottsdale, Arizona - Dolly

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Dolly's Info...

I am already spayed, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Dolly's Story...
Dolly's Story - What we know: Dolly was abandoned with a very young litter of puppies in a church parking lot in July. Temperatures were soaring above 110 degrees. People saw her young pups and took them, selling them for a profit. The pups were two weeks old and far too young to be separated from their mama. We can only hope that the babies survived, but we doubt it. Dolly was left outside with her milk sacs bursting. She was in pain, homeless and frantic for her babies. A kind couple took her in and sought help from rescue. That is how Dolly came to Paw Placement.

Report from Foster Home: Dolly is initially insecure until she knows she is safe. She is a very affectionate dog who warms up to women first. It took only minutes for her to affiliate with her foster mama and about a day and a half for her to warm up to her foster daddy. She likes to sleep at the feet of her humans and she has impeccable house manners. She is 100% house-trained. In foster care, she shares a home with three cats and two dogs (which include a very bossy chihuahua). She interacts with all animals gracefully and even kisses her grouchy chi buddy. Dolly is a loyal creature and learns instruction quickly. She is eager to please. At night, Dolly has the option to sleep uncrated or crated. She chooses to go into her big crate and retires there the whole night with the door open. She is a dog who is no trouble whatsoever.
Her milk sacs are drying up and she is getting her svelte doggy figure back. Dolly will make a great family pet or canine companion for anyone seeking a dog who is cool as heck. She is content to chill out with her humans but will never turn down a chance to go for a walk.

Dolly came into foster care as a lost soul. She was tentative and unsure that her food bowl would always be full - that she would always have a cool, soft place to rest and where kindness is a fact of life. She has blossomed in the few short weeks she has been with us. She runs outside with ears up and confidence in her stance. She makes eyec contact. She greets us excitedly. And at the end of the day, she lays her head in our laps and gives a contented sigh. Please meet Dolly and complete her rescue story by providing her with her own "happily ever after."

UPDATE: Who wants to "Sit"? Dolly does! Who wants to "Shake"? Dolly does! Dolly reminds us (her foster parents) of the dog Nana from Peter Pan. She is such a gentle soul and embodies all that is good about canines. She is smart and wants to learn. She listens and is loving. She is quiet yet active. In short, whatever you are doing, Dolly will participate if you let her. If not, she will curl up in her favorite spot and wait for you to come home. Her eyes are wise and you can see in them that her young life has been hard. But you can also see a happy, intelligent dog who will devote herself 110% to anyone who treats her kindly.

Fostering is a tough job. We get abandoned, neglected dogs and watch them flourish. They learn to love us and think that we are theirs. When Dolly finds her forever home, it is going to be one of the happiest and saddest days in her foster mamas time as a foster. But when you give Dolly her forever home, foster mama will be able to save another homeless animal.

Dolly is a dream dog (and I dont say that lightly).

Facts about Dolly

  • Breed: Pointer/Australian Shepherd Mix
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Dolly, a Scottsdale Pointer/Australian Shepherd dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Pointer/Australian Shepherd for sale in Scottsdale, or seeking a Pointer/Australian Shepherd dog from a breeder in Scottsdale.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Scottsdale already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Scottsdale breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Pointer/Australian Shepherd breeders who help with Pointer/Australian Shepherd rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Scottsdale paves the way for another one to be saved.