Stats: 2 years old, female
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Intake: July 4, 2021
Adoption Fee: $275
Daisy is a 2.5-year-old, 50 lb. medium-energy standard Aussie. She is playful, loving, and happy! If there were three things that she could not live without, it would be walks around the neighborhood, her tennis balls, and the attention of her people. She thrives in a calm, though active household with easy-going energy in both her people and other dogs.
Daisy is great at playing fetch! She catches mid-air or fetches off the ground and returns swiftly without stopping to smell the flowers. She drops the ball prior to arriving to her people and will also drop the ball when asked to.
She is food motivated and very intelligent. Daisy knows how to sit, heel, drop it, crate time, wait, leave it, down and more. She focuses in on how to please her foster parents and listens well. However, she is still working on her excited jumping when people first get home or arrive. She has shown major improvements in the area but will need a home committed to working on this with her. Daisy craves attention so much but will sit when asked (although sometimes does not wait long). She enjoys routine and will crate herself every morning when her foster dad is getting ready for work.
Aside from her excitement when people first arrive, Daisy is otherwise relatively calm and relaxed. If she catches a human making eye contact or saying her name, she will be there in a flash, ready for pets and cuddles. If her request for attention is ignored, she will resort to kisses.
When tested in public, Daisy did well. At first arrival and notice of familiar faces, she again gets excited, but after a couple of minutes, she is calm and well behaved. Daisy will ignore other people and calm dogs when at a brewery and settle happily with her face close to her foster parents’ legs or under the table waiting for someone to come along and pet her. If she sees another dog on a walk or on the other side of the fence who is reactive and excited, Daisy will also show signs of excitement and twirl in circles. When told to leave it (especially if caught before the other dog makes any noise), she is good at ignoring the other dog and continuing on her way.
She gets along well with other dogs, all people, and lived with a cat previously. When paired with a larger dog, she will cuddle and compete for the ball with them but doesn’t enjoy rough playing. Around smaller dogs, she typically acknowledges their presence and leaves them otherwise undisturbed. She has no problem sharing her space, food, or bones with other pups. She will nudge her way forward for more attention but will politely wait her turn.
Daisy is up to date on all vaccinations, spayed, microchipped, Heartworm negative, and current on Heartworm and flea prevention. She is being fostered in the Fort Worth area and is available for adoption in Texas and some areas of Oklahoma only. If chosen for adoption, you must be able to travel to Fort Worth within 7 days of application approval.