Stats: 6 years old, female
Location: Houston, TX
Adoption Fee: $275
Someone who works from home or can take her to work with them
Brandy is a 6-year-old, 60 lb, lower energy pup, believed to be an Aussie/Lab mix who is ready to find her forever home. She is an easygoing girl whose main priorities consist of snuggling, treats, and walks. In true Velcro Aussie fashion, she can always be found within a few feet of her humans. Without fail, Brandy will always come smush herself as close to you as possible when sitting on the couch or laying in bed. She just wants to be loved and is looking for a home to enjoy trips, walks, playing with other dogs, and of course lots of love!
Everyone who has met Brandy can’t believe how well behaved she is. She is very well-mannered in social situations. During parties she is a social butterfly, never meeting a human she hasn’t liked. She is wonderful, patient, and gentle with young children. She isn’t much of a barker when the doorbell rings or packages are delivered, and will calmy greet new visitors.
Brandy enjoys the company of other pups (and cats!), but she is much more interested in what her humans are doing. Brandy plays well with her foster brothers in the backyard and has great recall when off leash in a safe open space. One of her favorite past times is tearing up stuffed squeaky toys, and she hasn’t ever been destructive otherwise in her foster home. She loves water and will jump into a pond or lake without hesitation, then is incredibly tolerant of bath time afterwards.
Brandy will dance around when she knows it's walk time. She is still working on pulling as she is a very curious girl, and always wants to stop and smell the roses. Brandy can’t resist chasing after squirrels so she will benefit from someone continuing to work with her. On road trips, she settles in nicely in the backseat and is always thrilled to be included on car rides. She is a great shopping companion on errands and has even been taken inside a fine China store without incident; she is a very calm girl!
Brandy is very treat motivated and has done exceptionally well with her crate training. Her last owners weren’t at home during the day and Brandy suffered from separation anxiety, so her ideal home is with someone who works from home or whom she can accompany to work. She was a superstar while visiting the law office on some workdays. Her foster mom leaves her crated at least 1-2 hours every day when running out for errands, and she has done fine for longer periods as well. Unfortunately, her teeth are a casualty of her separation anxiety – she must have spent a lot of time crated and consequently many of her teeth are ground down to nubs. However, none of them are bothering her and the vet didn’t see any reason to perform any dental work at this time. Brandy also suffers from allergies but has finally found a remedy with once a day medication (Apoquel) which costs about $40/month. She will need to continue this medication with her adopter.
Brandy is up to date on all vaccinations, spayed, microchipped, and current on Heartworm and flea prevention. She is available for adoption in Texas and some areas of Oklahoma only. If chosen for adoption, you must be able to travel to Houston within 7 days of application approval. If you have an application on file with us already and would like to be considered for Brandy, please email or message us!