Breed:Australian Shepherd / Boxer
Notes: altered, hasShots
Mary Kay, 2 years old, weight 40lbs, mix must be Austrailian Shepherd--whole litter of pups born with stub tail and mother has stub tail. Mother solid black and looks to have boxer in her. Right now she has had 2 puppy shots, and wormed. Mary is crate trained and leash trained. She is soon on her way to a foster so she can be house trained and learn the ins and outs of a house dog. She should be a piece of cake to train because she is very alert when her name is called, and you ask her to come etc. Mary is very sweet and sensitive, in fact she is going to be just like her brother Joe, whom is in a foster home now and he is so careful not to disobey to the point of you almost feel you have to be very kind and careful with them both. Mary is a little on the nervous side, so any new stuff is going to upset her including an adoption. Just until the new wears off and then she will be so happy once she understands that she is the apple of your eye. This is a people pleasing dog, does exactly what you say. She is afraid of new people at our rescue so we are very careful to introduce her slowly, if she is too nervous we keep her crated until the new person is not around and let her slowly get to know them. This could help you when new people come to your house. I would think she would not like the first meeting, it will make her nervous. Mary Kay just loves water, she even likes it so much she will look for the largest water bowl and try to fit herself into it. Usually we just find her a baby pool and she is in heaven. We love Mary Kay and she is very lovely. *** Top Ten way a crate is needed, most all protect your pet from people and death: 1. neighbors complaining a crate is a quick fix for whatever the complaint and buys time to make a plan 2. potty training, bad chewing or barking excessively for some unknown reason 3. dirty dog until you can bathe, went to lake, or beach or rainy day 4. sickness, surgery or illness, also thunder issues, you'd be surprised at the dogs with slight to severe fear 5. wandering the neighborhood and getting into poison, or shot, or stolen to resale, fight, or abuse 6. If your pet is not spayed or neutered this is a lifesaver, getting them spayed or neutered is a lifesaver too. 7. Home parties, sleepovers, in-laws, someone's baby, someones child is in your house, wild teenagers etc. 8. Dog digging hole under fence and you haven't had time to fix 9. Traveling, vacations, or camping fold up crates come in so handy 10. Kids that keep opening the gate and forgetting to shut it, or opening the door and letting dog out without even noticing, this is so common, a simple crate could protect the life of the dog you love. A word of caution: Dogs kept in crates constantly or more than 8 hours a day suffer as well, a good thing can go bad. Dogs suffer from kidney issues, muscles deterioration, and dogs become anti social, so the crate is for safety not torture, be responsible and you and your pet will love the crate. Keep your dogs crate in a quiet place away from children, they can antagonize the pet for fun, and this will lead to dangerous conditions for the pet, child, and you.