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Rescue Group: Ugly Mutts Dog Rescue
|Breed:||Australian Cattle Dog Mix||Color:||Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut||Age:||Adult|
|Size:||Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)||Sex:||Female||ID#:||013-0411|
Misty is an ever loving girl. All she wants is a belly rub and a warm place to sleep, and she'll be happy forever. Belly rubs and chin scratches result in an adorable, content, grunting sound. She is past her rambunctious younger years, but she still has plenty of spunk. Watching her roll with her ball and her desire to play when outdoors attests to this! Misty is an adult dog approximately 3 - 4 years old and currently weighs just under 40 lbs.
Here is what else her foster family had to say:
Misty is an amazing dog. Megan and I really want to keep her for ourselves, however our current circumstances prevent this. Misty is the dog that will wait patiently for you to return home, and then shower you with affection the entire time you are there. While she loves lying in the sun, she will periodically search the home for her owners and demand a good belly rub or chin scratch. She doesn't have a mean bone in her body.
Her favourite things are to be with her person, and getting affection. She also likes playing with her ball, but if you leave her outside, she'll just ask to come back in to be with you. She enjoys a good long walk, (she took a 6km walk in stride!) but doesn't get antsy/restless like other dogs I've fostered when it's raining for 3 days and she hasn't gotten a lot of exercise. I would say her activity level is low to moderate. She is a very quiet dog. A content "grunting" is the only sound I've heard her make.
Misty is easily trained, and quickly learns what is right and wrong. She is very food motivated and very eager to please. I can easily take any toy or food away from her at any time. She knows her basic commands such as sit, stay, and a sheepish "come". She responds to whistles, as well as an "ah ah" for corrections when she's doing something you don't like, like hopping up on the couch or when she gets too affectionate and paws at you. One habit we haven't been able to break her of is sleeping on the couches when we're not there. When we bust her, she is remorseful, and she doesn't go on the couches when we're nearby, but she just clearly loves the couch. Maybe a nice plush dog bed would suffice to break her of this habit - She knows what she wants!
Misty is fully house trained. We let her out every few hours when we are at home, but she's been at home, out of crate for up to 7 hours, all without accidents. She's a great dog! She has no reservations against her crate, and we do find her sleeping in it occasionally, but she doesn't need one. We only crated her for the first couple of days. Now she has free reign of the house. When we peek through the windows when we get home, she's always just sleeping on the front rug. No anxiety! In order to maintain this, we have been very "muted" with our greetings when walking through the door.
Misty will go up to anyone and roll over onto her back for a belly rub! She is somewhat submissive to large men but generally gets along well with everyone. We have no other pets in the house, however, on walks, she tends to ignore high energy dogs, and expresses only mild interest in all other dogs. She has a very low prey drive ignoring even the squirrels on our walks. She's truly a people person dog.
Misty has perfect manners on a leash. She is constantly glancing at your leg to make sure she's not "leading" In the odd time she does forget, a gentle tug of the leash is all that's needed to get her beside you again. She is afraid of loud vehicles so caution should be used around them. She has never tried to leave my side. She came the door once because it didn't close behind me but she just sat on the front porch.
I feel Misty would be excellent for quiet household with respectful children, as she is intimidated easily. I could see her being the companion of anyone who lives a relaxed lifestyle, or an older family who needs a dog to bring their family together for "family time" on the floor. She is a gentle soul who really just wants to live out her life in the presence of those who love her. (don't we all!)
If you feel that your family would be a good match for Misty, please submit an application for consideration.