Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler (short coat) / Female / Senior
Details about **Flash D210859
- ID D210859
- Available for Adoption
- Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
- Coatlength: Short
- Activity Level: Moderate
- Good with Dogs: Yes
- Good with Adults: Women Only
- Reaction to New People: Friendly
More about **Flash D210859
- Energy Level: Moderate
- Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor Only
Age: 10 years
Breed: Australian Cattle Dog
Weight: 32 lbs
Dog friendly: Yes
Cat friendly: Unknown
Kid friendly: No (she has done well with kids but due to her mistrust of being handled she would do best without kids in the home).
House Trained: Yes
Crate Trained: Yes, but not necessary
Energy level: Moderate/Low
History: From a shelter in Alabama
Adoption Fee: $300
From the Foster:
Flash is a pretty happy little girl who makes me smile every day. She wags her tail a lot and follows you everywhere you go. She is a great work buddy who quietly snoozes on the rug, and loves our breaks when we head outside to walk around the yard. Taking care of Flash is pretty easy. Requirements include: Looking at her often and smiling and saying “Hiiiiii Flashy!!” (she smiles back at you); asking her if she wants to go outside or go for a walk; feeding her (her favorite times of day); and making sure she's got a cozy spot to settle in, right near you. Flash has a few toys that she mostly keeps in her bed. When she’s bored she will go get one and chew it or shake it around for a while, or carry it across the floor a couple of times, and then she’s good.
Flash is a little stiff and hesitates before going down stairs. She is not good at going up stairs so I carry her up, or we walk around to my backyard where she can enter my house at ground level. On hard floors, she appreciates having some kind of rug under her paws to give her better traction.
Flash is not obsessed with squirrels, bikes or other dogs, and does not bark often. If she does bark, it’s usually because my resident dog’s barking startles her or she wants to go potty outside or if I have to leave the house without her.
In her past homes, she showed some fear of men and kids. At this stage in her life, she seems to be a little achy or cranky at times. On the first few days I had her, she snapped her teeth at me a couple of times as I was learning how to interact with her. She likes to be approached slowly and talked to a lot, and allowed to lick your hand before she’s comfortable having you pet her. Now that she has begun to trust me, the teeth snapping has stopped. We both took some time to learn how to interact with one another, and happily, we figured each other out. I have one resident senior dog who she is not terribly interested in, but she does like to follow her around and be where she is. She likes to snuggle and be petted and scratched – after she and her person have discussed and agreed upon the terms of the deal!