Age: DOB Approx. 02/11/16
Breed: Shepherd x
Dog friendly: Yes
Cat friendly: TBD
Kid friendly: Yes
House Trained: Learning!
Crate Trained: Yes
Energy level: Moderate
History: Pulled from an animal control
Adoption Fee: $500
From the Foster:
Dixie has the sweetest eyes. She is obedient and wants to please. With a little training she will learn simple commands like sit and down. Dixie loves to show her curiosity and affection by getting on her hind legs and gently hugging you. Or peering over the high structures. Her sweet eyes are truly her best feature.
On a walk she prefers the human on her right side. Every time. We have a suspicion that she was loved, cared for and trained a long time ago; she lost some of the things along the way or perhaps she is a Spanish speaking dog? With all the love she is giving us, surely there is someone in her past that she loved and she is missing. She is that kind of dog. She gets attached.
She is a couch potato. She hops onto the couch and makes herself at home as if she has done this her whole life; she is overjoyed to be home again. Dixie wins the award for biggest hugger and kisser. You will receive so many hugs and kisses. She will kiss you within the first 5 minutes of meeting you.
‘updates on house and crate training’
Dixie is working on being consistently house trained. With a little time, patience and persistence she will be. She is smart and obedient. She is doing very well being crated, its still not her favorite place but she goes in willingly and is fine in there.
It doesn’t help that this Texas girl does not know what to do with this snow. In three days, we have had one successful urination outside and one successful poo outside, but it took hours! (...In negative zero degree weather, to boot!) Dixie is worth every second of it. We were thrilled about the poo and celebrated like a newborn baby’s first poop!
Since we have had Dixie she does not show interest in toys although she is playful with head nudges, Shepard pouncing and body wiggles.
She will be a good guard dog. She does not bark unless she feels her humans are under threat.
We have 5 children in the house and the youngest is 3yo. Dixie is great with them. She may not be used to kids but she accepts them.
We have chickens and she is good with them, too.
She has found food on the floor and leaves it alone. It’s almost like Dixie ‘asks for permission’ when she finds it. She is such a good girl!