Missy is a fairly laid back blue merle female Australian Shepherd. She weighs approximately 40 pounds and is a little on the heavy side.
Prior to coming into Protege Canine Rescue, Missy was abandoned by her original owner when they moved away. A neighboring family was nice enough to take her in where she was mostly an outside dog and lived on a farm with another Aussie. She also lived with kids and was great with their kids. The family had Missy for about a year and they hoped that she would be able to help work the livestock with the other Aussie on the farm. Unfortunately she was scared to death of the pigs and the only things that she wanted to chase were the horses. The family was afraid that Missy would get kicked by the horses so they contacted us to see if we could find her a new forever home since the farm life wasn’t for her.
Missy has adapted very well to living inside of the house. She hasn’t had any accidents in the house. She is crate trained. Actually she kennels up like a dream! All you have to do is tell her to “kennel-up” and she runs downstairs, gets in the crate and waits until you shut the door. She doesn’t even make a peep when she is in the crate. She rarely if ever barks. Missy does not jump up on people. She will jump up in front of you as she is kind of bouncy when she is outside in the back yard but won’t jump on you. She also is not a digger.
Missy is a little shy when first meeting people but does warm up rather quickly and even faster if you pet her. She loves being petted and she’ll nudge you to get petted. She loves belly rubs and will lay on her back on the floor next to you for a long period of time for a good belly rub. Also, given the chance she enjoys sitting/snuggling next to you on the sofa.
Missy hasn’t shown much interest in dog toys other than Nylabones, other dog bones and tennis balls. She likes to chew on the bones and carry around the tennis balls. Occasionally she’ll play tug with her foster brother.
Missy knows sit, down, stay and roll over. She is spayed and up to date on her vaccinations and currently on heartworm and flea and tick preventatives. Missy is fosteredin North Liberty, Iowa. If you might be intereted in making Missy a part of your family, contact Jayne at email@example.com.