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Brayleigh Australian Shepherd Mix Troy, IL
- Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered, special needs. Deaf/blind.
- Adoption fee
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This girl was found as a stray roaming the streets of Texas. She had raging skin and ear infections and barely any fur. She's also blind and deaf. But Bray is a strong and sassy survivor. With help from our vet care team, she had regular medicated baths and her beautiful coat started to grow in. Then she was a trooper and had dual luxating patella surgery.
Through it all, Bray has remained true to herself. She's very complex: She doesn't like strangers and abhors men, but likes female humans and male dogs. Once she makes friends, she's very sweet, affectionate, and playful as long as you don't try to brush out her mats or clip her nails. She's gone through a lot in her 5-6 years and she knows what she doesn't like!
Bray loves to play, but is also content to lie down near her person. She isn't terribly Velcro, but she does like to know where her human is. She likes to play with toys or just carry them around. We're guessing she maybe didn't have any her whole life, so now she will sometimes fall asleep with a toy in her mouth. It's pretty adorable.
Bray's DNA test shows she's a mix of Australian shepherd, Australian koolie, Australian cattle dog, and shar-pei. She's a great size at just about 25 pounds.
She's good on a leash, great in a crate, and will potty outside if it's dry or inside on a pad. She knows the touch command for come and is pretty convinced that's all she needs to know right now.
Brayleigh will need a very specific home with just a patient woman or women, preferably someone who has had experience working with interesting dogs. She'd probably prefer to be an only dog, but could live with a laid-back male canine sibling.
Bray also needs a fenced-in yard for safety and would prefer someone home most of the time, although she is good on her own. She can be left uncrated and will use her potty pad and isn't the least bit destructive.
Brayleigh has allergies so she needs regular shampooing and brushing, daily medication, and weekly injections. Yes, she has many issues and can be difficult and stubborn. But don't we all?
It's going to take a very special person to adopt this very special girl. But Brayleigh is so lovable, it's worth the time it takes to get to know her. Plus she gives the biggest and best sloppiest kisses.
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