Stats: 2 years old, female
Location: Austin, TX
Adoption Fee: $275
Requirements for Stevie:
📍an adopter dedicated to continuing her
📍another confident dog in the home
📍a fenced yard or apartment
📍no children under 12 (quiet household preferred)
Stevie is a very sweet 2-year-old, one-eared mini Aussie who only weighs 25 lbs! Stevie came to us pregnant from a hoarding situation. All of her pups have been weaned and adopted, and now it is her time to shine!
Stevie was unsocialized and fearful when she joined us, but has made great strides! She is still shy at first with new people, especially men, and takes some time to warm up and trust that everyone is nice to her. Once she trusts you, she will happily cuddle as long as you want to! If she’s not cuddling with her person, her next favorite spot is laying on her grey chair, which we will insist go to her new home with her to help her acclimate. She would do best with someone home most of the time.
Stevie will require an adopter willing to continue working on her socialization skills. Her perfect person needs to have lots of patience with her and give her the extra love and reassurance she needs while continuing to build up her confidence. This includes taking Stevie to places in public frequently and working on her confidence in allowing strangers to approach her, as well as having visitors over to the home.
Stevie enjoys the company of other dogs, but generally plays with toys by herself. Since she takes cues from other dogs in social situations, we are requiring another confident, playful dog in the home.
She is crate trained and potty trained and does well as long as she is let out regularly. She is still a nervous rider in the car, but her foster mom works with her on this daily and she’s gotten much better! She walks okay on a leash and goes on walks daily, but will need continued work in this area as well to build her confidence.
Stevie is spayed, up to date on vaccinations, microchipped, Heartworm negative and on monthly Heartworm prevention.