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AGE: 3 years
SIZE: ~25 lbs. Lacie is a bit overweight, so her adopter will need to measure her food, feed at scheduled times, limit treats, and provide Lacie with exercise.
TEMPERAMENT: Lacie is very sweet and calm. She loves being petted and seeks affection from her foster mom. Initially a little shy and sensitive about touch with strangers, but warms up fairly quickly. A few treats will go a long way to win her over!
FENCE: Lacie loves being outside, and would love to find a home with a secure fence so that she and her new family can spend time together outside. We may consider a home without a fence, as long as the adopter will commit to always (for her lifetime) having her on a leash when she’s not in a securely fenced area, as required in our adoption contract.
DOGS: There are no other dogs in her foster home. Lacie has lived with other dogs previously, but we think she would prefer to be the only Princess in her home as an only dog.
CATS: There are no cats in her foster home. She briefly met two dog-savvy cats when she came into rescue and was fine with them, but we don’t know if she would chase a cat that runs.
CHILDREN: There are no children in her foster home. Her previous owner reported that Lacie was not comfortable with the young kids in the home. Lacie should go to a home with teens or no children.
HOUSE-TRAINED: Yes. Lacie had some accidents initially but has been doing well with a consistent potty routine. Keeping her on a schedule will help her to be successful.
CRATE TRAINED: Yes. Lacie's crate is available to her at all times, and she will often go into it on her own. Her foster mom crates her at night and when she leaves the home.
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Lacie is a mellow, calm, quiet girl. She gets excited about going outside, and can race up and down the steps in her foster home.
LEASH MANNERS: Improving. Lacie did not seem familiar with leash walking initially but is getting better. She will pull if excited by another dog or squirrel. Her foster mom is working on teaching Lacie to heel.
TRAINING: Lacie responds to sit, stay, down, shake and come
CAR RIDES: Unknown. Her foster mom has not taken her in the car. A crate would be necessary for Lacie's safety.
BARKING: Very little, if any, inside. Lacie will bark if she sees a person or another dog outside.
HEALTH ISSUES: No known health issues.
Lacie lived with an older person who became ill and sadly had to let Lacie go. Having come from a very quiet, low-key environment, Lacie was not comfortable with the little kids in her next home, so she was surrendered to rescue. She thrives in a calm, quiet home with one or two people to love her and give her the attention and affection she so deserves. Lacie is very affectionate, happy to be your lap dog, and she's definitely an easy keeper!
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. Lacie's adoption fee is $350.00, and she will be spayed prior to adoption, is current on vaccinations, has been 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.***