ADOPTED Bindy is a sassy four year old Blue Merle Australian Shepherd female, she is a little on the smaller side but she is a couple pounds overweight. She is on a diet and is getting ½ of her food and a ½ of a cup of green beans, 2 times a day.
She had some anxiety issues and was a little scared so her foster mom put her on holistic Prozac and she is a quirky, little, fun Aussie again. She is house broken, spayed and up to date with all of her shots. She is heartworm negative and takes a preventative at the beginning of each month. We were told that she is aggressive toward other dogs, however in her foster home we have learned a lot. She is leash aggressive toward other dogs because she cannot control the situation. When she is off the leash, she is just like any other dog, curious and wants to smell. She is fostered with another Aussie that is 6 years old and very calm but wants to play with her. She was a little nervous at first with playing with him, but now realizes that he is trying to play with her and she has been playing right back.
She is a little vocal when playing; she almost sounds mean like she is snarling, but she’s just expressing her excitement to play and have fun. She has an off switch and does like to relax especially when you are relaxing. She will greet new people at the door with a lot of barking, but once she realizes that it’s ok for them to be there, then she clams down.
She loves to play with her toys, her Frisbees, chew on bones, play fetch with her ball and Frisbee. She does get a little territorial about her toys and wants to take away any toys that her foster Aussie brother, Oz is playing with or chewing. She is quick to listen when told that she cannot have it. She knows a lot of commands; sit, paw, come, drop (while playing fetch), she knows she has to get her paws wiped when coming back in the house from being in the yard. She loves to get her back scratched and she will show you how much vocally when you do it.
Bindy would do well in a home that is calm and that she can run the show with the other dogs; she might be a girl, but she shows alpha tendencies. She will not do well in a home with small children or a house hold that is really busy. She is a little stubborn, but she does listen when told what to do. She is very smart! She has never been crated in her foster home but she came with an airplane crate and a bunch of nylon Frisbees. She uses her crate when she feels threatened or uncomfortable. She took a lot of “doggy” cues from her foster brother at first on how to act around her new foster mom. She might do well with another dog in the house that is a calm and submissive.
She is sweet and wants to be loved. She wants a lot of attention and wants to be pet. She will nudge your hand or arm asking for love if she feels like she isn’t getting enough. She is food motivated and will do almost anything for a treat. She is eating baby carrots and some veggies at her foster home as treats instead of too many doggy treats. Most of all, she is sweet and needs some love and attention.