View all Dogs for Adoption

Birdo (nka Laika) D171282

Anatolian Shepherd / Mixed (medium coat) / Female / Adult

Details about Birdo (nka Laika) D171282

  • ID D171282
  • Available for Adoption
  • Dog
  • Tan/Yellow/Fawn with Black
  • Coatlength: Medium
  • Activity Level: Moderate
  • Good with Dogs: Yes
  • Good with Adults: All
  • Reaction to New People: Friendly

More about Birdo (nka Laika) D171282

  • Energy Level: Moderate
  • Yard Required: Yes
  • Fence: Any Type
  • Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor Only

Name: Birdo
Age: 4/17/17
Gender: Female
Breed: Anatolian x
Weight: 85
Dog friendly: Yes
Cat friendly: TBD
Kid friendly: Yes, 10+
House Trained: Yes
Crate Trained: Yes but doesn't need to be
Energy level: Moderate
History: Pulled from an animal control
Adoption Fee: $500.00


From the Foster: 

I have known Laika (Formally known as Birdo) and her prior owners since puppyhood.  She had to be returned to rescue through no fault of her own, and I am happy to act as her foster home now to find her the best forever family.   She loves to play with our resident dog. Even though she is twice his size she rarely overpowers him. 


She is house and crate trained, however I have not had her in a crate at all. No accidents in the house ever. 


She is well behaved when left alone in the house except for barking at sights and sounds outside. We are working on this, however, it can be alleviated if she can be in an area where she cannot see outside the window. 


She does not like strangers but will warm up to them after period of time where she can observe them and get used to their presence. 


She requires a home that does not have small children. Age 10 and above are fine as long as they are educated to be her kind and gentle leader.


Anatolian shepherd is a guardian breed and as such she is inclined to guard any space that she is in including her backyard. We are working on training her to accept that the next-door neighbors are OK to be in their own yard and not to bark at them. 


She would love a home that has a spacious fenced in yard where she can be outside for long periods of time while her people are home. She has a heavy winter coat and loves to stay outside in the winter for hours at a time. Her previous owner would snow blow the snow into a mountain for her to sit atop in the backyard.


She loves to touch base with her people with brief cuddle sessions, but otherwise prefers to relax in a separate space. 


She is anxious when in new surroundings, which results in a lack of appetite and may seem confused about what she is supposed to do. Patience and gentle guidance will get her through it. After about 4 weeks here, she has a normal appetite and has learned our daily routine. She likes to be in whatever room you are in. She responds more readily, to “no bark” and “come”, though not perfectly. She is not food and treats oriented so patience and consistent follow-through are the key to training her. 


She is ultimately a sweet dog and GREAT companion