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Trudy Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler Mix Northville, MI
- Coat length
- Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
- Good in a home with
- Other dogs, cats, children.
Good with Other Dogs: She tries...
Good with Cats: Yes
House Trained: Yes
Crate Trained: Yes
Walks Nicely on a Leash: Working on it!
Knows Basic Commands: Working on it!
Energy Level: Moderate - High
Arrival story: Trudy was brought to Macomb County Animal Control as a stray, and after a couple of weeks, they reached out to Waggin' Tails looking for a foster for this girl.
Approximate Age / Weight: 1.5 years old and 32 lbs.
Personality: This spotted sweetie is inquisitive, playful, and looking for her human BFF! Trudy loves a long walk or hike, playing fetch, tug, hide-and-seek - or sometimes even throwing a toy around by herself. You name the game, this girl loves to play! She has great house manners, too. When she's feeling playful, she may grab a stray sock or something similar if it's the closest thing around, but she is easily redirected to one of her own toys.
Trudy is fearful of new people and dogs, and tends to be reactive when afraid. This means there's a lot of barking and acting menacing to try to get the scary thing to go away. Her fears are certainly something that can be worked through, but will require patience from her humans, and ideally some experience with fearful or reactive dogs or willingness to work with a force-free trainer or behaviorist.
Once a human has gained her trust, Trudy is very attentive and motivated by their praise and affection (and treats!). She is quickly learning basic commands, like "sit", "down", "come", and more. When Trudy's chosen human is there to have her back, she's always up for adventure. She has finished her first manners class and would love to continue her formal education and learn something new.
Trudy enjoys playing with familiar dogs who don't mind her herding-dog exuberance. As with new humans, Trudy does well after a slow introduction process where she is able to set the pace. On occasion, Trudy will try to entice the resident cats to play or half-heartedly chase them (just in case *maybe* they wanted to play), but is generally respectful of them. The same could not be said for their food or litter box if accessible or unattended.
Forever Home: Trudy's ideal forever family will be patient with her and willing to consult a force-free professional as she continues to learn how to cope with meeting new people and pups. Due to her high-intensity play, Trudy would do best in a home without younger children. Our active girl would not do well in an apartment setting, and no electric fences, please.
Contact: Please contact email@example.com if interested in adopting Trudy!
To be considered for a dog, it is best to submit a pre-adoption application. The pre-adoption application can be downloaded from our website - www.waggintailsdogrescue.org/adoptionprocess.html. Just complete the application and email it back to firstname.lastname@example.org
Waggin' Tails Adoption Information:
Waggin' Tails Dog Rescue has a standard adoption fee of $225 for adult dogs. Different adoption fees apply for older dogs, small breeds and puppies - $125 for senior dogs (9 years +) , $275 for small breed dogs and $250 for puppies, plus a $50 deposit which is returned upon proof of spay/neuter. Our adoption process includes an application, vet reference checks, and a home visit.Waggin' Tails Dog Rescue does not have a shelter facility. All of our dogs are fostered in private homes. To meet a dog in person, please see our event calendar on our website at www.waggintailsdogrescue.org for the latest information. Arrangements can be made to meet our rescue dogs outside of Saturday adoption events after an approved application is submitted. This application does not imply an obligation to adopt by the applicant or by the rescue group. Our volunteers have made rescue a second job that they do in their spare time after coming home from full-time jobs. E-mail inquiries are the quickest way to obtain information about a dog. Thank you for your support of rescue and your interest in a rescue dog!
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