found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.
I am already spayed, housetrained, purebred, in need of an experienced adopter, up to date with shots, and good with dogs.
I’ve heard that some people think I’m overweight. Let’s set the record straight- I’m just too short for my size! Well, OK, maybe I could stand to drop a few ounces off my hips, but who couldn’t? My name is Penny and I’m as shiny as a new one. I’m also kind of shy with new people, especially men. In my previous life I really didn’t have good luck with some folks, but if you are quiet and gentle with me I’ll soon learn to trust and maybe even love you. I am neat and clean in my foster home and enjoy being in the fenced yard with my collie and sheltie foster brothers. I have two beds, one in the living room and one in a crate in Mom and Dad’s bedroom. That’s my Girl Cave and I like to curl up in there at night. I don’t like the loud vacuum cleaner and although it’s wintertime now I’m pretty sure that thunderstorms are scary too. I wouldn’t mind trying on one of those thunder shirts I see on TV. I like riding in cars but since I am vertically challenged I always need a boost. My foster parents are teaching me all sorts of things and since I am a very smart Sheltie I will catch on fast.
Penny was surrendered to MWCR by the family of her owner who has Alzheimer's. She is a tiny 3 year old Sheltie who has a lot of fear issues. Her foster parents believe she may have come from a puppy mill and/or an inattentive owner as she has apparently not had veterinary care or any training beyond potty training. She has overcome her initial fear of people enough to approach her foster mom and dad for gentle petting sessions. She gets on well with the resident collie and sheltie. There are no cats so her “cattitude” is unknown. She rides well in a vehicle but will need to be lifted in and out, unless it’s a “Barbie” car, as her foster dad remarks. She is crate-trained and has not shown any destructive behaviors. As she has become accustomed to her foster home she has started to play with the dogs and barks occasionally.
She is carrying some extra poundage on her small frame which will soon come off with a healthy diet and exercise program. Penny has obviously not had much joy in her young life. She needs a forever home with a fenced yard, perhaps another dog or two, maybe older dog-savvy kids and loving, patient and gentle owners who will show Penny there is much joy in family life.