Last updated: Aug. 6, 2018
- Arrival date: July 17, 2018
- Breed: Australian Shepherd Mix
- Sex: Female
- Age: @ 1 year
- Weight: @50
- Spay/Neutered: Yes
- General Health: Excellent
- Temperament: High energy when playing, but sweet and attentive, even a little clingy, when calm. Brilliantly smart!
- Gets Along with Dogs: Defensive-aggressive at first, especially if she is confined and the others are not. Playful and open once she’s settled in. May be too energetic for some small dogs.
- Gets Along with People: Yes
- Housebroken/Crate Trained: Yes
Surrendered to an animal shelter by her owner because the family was moving.
Transported to A Pathway to Hope on Aug. 3, 2018 for adoption.
Known Issues & Progress
High prey drive: cannot be trusted around cats, chickens, rabbits, ducks, or small wildebeests. This may have been misinterpreted: Mitzie loves to CHASE things, but may not be as focused on killing them as was thought. Still, I advise caution in this area.
High energy, she needs space to run. Walking on a leash is not sufficient all the time. She will walk on a leash, but is accustomed to being able to run.
Mitzie has a routine (hers not mine) of needing to get out in the yard at meal times (we feed at 7:00 am and 6:00 pm) so she can walk or run for 5 to 10 minutes and have a bowel movement. THEN she will return and be ready to eat. If I just give her her dish of kibble, she’ll sniff it, walk away, and refuse to eat until she gets her constitutional.
Mitzie has recovered well from her spay surgery and is again playful and happy.
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