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Rescue Group: Ugly Mutts Dog Rescue
|Breed:||Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix||Color:||White||Age:||Young|
|Size:||Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)||Sex:||Female||ID#:||013-0512|
Mandrin is an absolute sweetheart. She weighs in at around 35 lbs. and comes to just above the knee. She's 1 year-old, however she's smart, quick and very quiet. She adjusts to your mood. You want to relax, she lies down by your feet. You want to go for a run, she's at the door. She loves getting groomed and bathed and doesn't put up a fight when touching her feet to clip her nails. She is brilliant around food and very considerate when it comes to personal space (although she knows what a couch is and is trying desperately to use it!) Her leash manners and come commands still have some work to do, however with a little training she'll catch on quickly and obediently, I'm sure of it. Mandrin, is an absolute beauty that deserves to go to a loving and devoted home.
Here is what else her foster family had to say:
She has displayed a welcoming attitude around children and other dogs so far. When on a walk she tends to focus on the smells versus the people around her. She is displaying ALOT of interest in squirrels that have been running around. However she seems fine around cats and dogs. She hasn't lunged, just excited "let's play" advances. She seems to have no issue with separation anxiety. She slept in her crate without a peep. She just pops in and falls asleep. No big issues. She does not exhibit any fear with cars or bicycles. An ambulance with their alarm passed us today and she didn't flinch. I have not heard her bark inside the home at all whether we are there or not. She does not seem to be a vocal dog.
She looks quite young but her temperament makes her feel more mature than she is. Her house manners are lovely. We practice not looking at her when we are preparing food and eating it and she keeps her distance and eventually looses interest. She really likes to try to sneak her way on to the couch but we are not letting her on. She knows sit, lie down (at times) and we are working on come and, stay, off and drop. She is definitely leash trained, she does tend to pull a bit but we are working on heel. For the most part though she is very manageable.
I feel like this is a dog that is perfect for a couple that are active and like to have weekend adventures. She's small enough to be in an apartment, yet active enough to be a great running companion for someone that loves to run or be outdoors. She deserves a lot of care and attention and seems to get along well with children. Perhaps an active family with tweens/teens that would take on the responsibility of taking care of a wonderful pup!
If you would like to make this sweet girl part of your family, please submit an application for consideration.