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I am already spayed, housetrained, purebred, a special needs pet, in need of an experienced adopter, up to date with shots, and good with dogs.
URGENT!! Lady went missing 11/18/11 when she pulled out of her collar after something scared her. Several sightings, as recently as 11/26/11 near Hwy 3, but she may be anywhere in Eagan or east/west/north/south of there. If seen, DO NOT CALL TO HER HER OR CALL HER NAME, and do not try to catch her - this WILL spook her out of the area. Please call 612-616-7477 immediately with exact location of sighting, time of sighting and the direction the dog headed. REWARD FOR HER SAFE RETURN!!
Lady is a very sweet Sheltie girl who is looking for a quieter forever environment without a lot of coming and going, and with a calm individual who is not easily flustered (Lady is very attuned to her person's emotions). Lady says, "Check out my foster mom's blog! There are several posts about me!": http://nodogaboutit.wordpress.com/2011/09/04/let-me-give-you-a-hint-when-it-comes-to-dogs/
Lady is a beautiful girl with a very endearing personality. This girl is such a dear, and will be your little shadow. She would do well in a quieter home with a consistent routine. Lady has made major strides since she's been in foster care, and has learned to trust her foster mom. She loves to be in the same room as foster mom and will follow her around the house, seeking attention and love. Although shy with strangers initially, she no longer hides when they come to the house, and will be in the same room. She has learned that toys are lots of fun and often walks around with a soft squeaky toy in her mouth. Her tail has started wagging and she's learning that life with a loving family feels really good! Lady will need a patient family who will let her learn trust over time and who will feed her popcorn on occasion...she LOVES it!
AGE/SEX: ~6 years, female
SIZE: 30.6 pounds (can lose a couple lbs.). She is on a weight loss plan, so her foster home or adopter needs to measure her food, feed her at scheduled times, limit treats and keep food off the counters as she will help herself!
TEMPERAMENT: Lady is shy and unsure with new people and situations, but has bonded with her foster mom. Will take time to build trust and confidence, but once she does, she will be your constant companion. Very sweet and gentle personality! Affectionate-likes hugs & kisses once she has bonded and loves to lay near you (especially at the foot of your bed at night!). Lady needs someone who is not easily frustrated as she is highly attuned to her person's emotions and becomes anxious if she senses her person is upset, frustrated or worried.
FENCE: Required - a secure fence is a must. She will look for openings if she is frightened.
DOGS: Lady does well with the other dogs at her foster home, and loves to pounce and run around with her canine foster "brother". Lady and Jasper do play bows, then run down the hallways and back to the couch to wrestle. She would like a home with a social canine companion who can help her to be more confident and interact with her people.
CATS: Lady may chase a cat that runs, but she's fine with the cat in her foster home.
KIDS: Due to shyness, no kids or older kids with gentle and patient approach would be best.
CRATE TRAINED: Lady relies on her crate to help her feel safe and secure when foster mom is away from home. Her new family will need to be comfortable using a crate with Lady when they're not home.
OBEDIENCE TRAINING: She is doing quite well in learning sit and is working on down.
LEASH MANNERS: Lady has made great progress with her foster mom, and now is able to join the other dogs for walks on a leash and actually looks forward to it! This will take time in her new home, but she will get there.
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Medium to low. She has been going for hour-long walks most days and seems to enjoy them. She is a mellow dog, so she may run around the yard when she is first let outside, but then chooses a nice shady spot in which to lie down. She is showing her mischievous side by doing some counter-surfing, now that she has fully adjusted to her foster home! (If you don't leave things out, it's not a problem).
BARKING: Average for a Sheltie. Lady will bark if anxious or if strangers are around.
HEALTH ISSUES: Lady is on clomipramine, an inexpensive anti-anxiety medication, and has responded very well to this medication. It has allowed her to be freed from her fear and to learn about the world and people. She also is on Proin for spay incontinence, and this issue is well controlled by the medication - no leaks!
EXPERIENCED HOME: Yes, her home will need to be comfortable working with her shyness. A very patient, calm, loving adopter will help Lady realize her full potential and will allow her to finally have the good life she so much deserves.
For more information on our adoption process (which includes an application, references and a home visit prior to meeting dogs) or to see other Shelties available for adoption, please visit our website at www.mnsheltierescue.org, or contact us for the adoption application. Lady's adoption fee is $250.00, and she is spayed, current on vaccinations, heartworm tested and on heartworm preventative (during heartworm season), is microchipped, has been bathed and brushed, etc. All of our dogs are indoor dogs and are not to be left outside unattended (not even in a fenced yard, if the adopter is not at home).
Not ready to adopt, but you still would like to help a Sheltie in need? Sponsor a Sheltie! We gratefully accept donations of any size, and donations to MNSR are tax-deductible since we are a 501(c)3 not for profit organization. Click here for a secure online donation via GiveMN.org: http://givemn.razoo.com/story/Minnesota-Sheltie-Rescue
If you are interested in fostering a Sheltie and have a fenced yard, please email email@example.com. Please note that we are an all-volunteer organization, and we respond to inquiries as quickly as we can.
***The Sheltie's bio explains the type of home that will best meet that Sheltie's needs, and indicates if a fence is required, and whether the Sheltie can be placed with children, dogs or cats. Please note that we cannot guarantee the availability of the Shelties in our program, and that our priority is to meet the needs of the Shelties in our care.***