Pet's Name: Todd
Dog: Primary Breed: Australian Cattle Dog
Birthday, estimate is okay: 1/29/2021
Age Category: Young
Where did you get your pet?: Friend
Adoption Day, when did you adopt your pet? An estimate is okay.: 3/1/2021
Gender: Female
Size (at full grown): Medium
Weight (at full grown): 35
Primary Color: White (Mostly)
What are your pet's favorite toys and activities?: Todd loves all toys, and she especially loves ones that squeak. She’s a huge fan of fetch with balls or sticks. And she also loves playing tug.
What commands does your dog know?: Todd knows to “sit” and “lay down” and shake with both paws. She comes to “come here” and also “touch.” She knows to come over to you and touch her nose to your hand when asked to “touch.” She doesn’t do well with obedience though, and quickly becomes unresponsive when stressed or scared.
How does your dog react to being left alone for short periods?: Todd handles being left alone for short periods of time very well. She will usually cozy up on the couch or in her crate when left alone.
Are there any specific triggers that cause your dog anxiety or stress?: Generally, other people and other dogs.
Is there a particular routine that works best for your dog in terms of feeding, walking, and sleep?: She is active most in the morning and evening when her people are active. She likes to settle in for dinner at the very end of the day when all activities are done. She sleeps well through the night and enjoys naps throughout the day.
Medical History and Care:
Vaccinations up to date
Spayed or Neutered
Special Diet
Special Needs
Never Vetted
Constant Companion
High Energy
Medium Energy
Low Energy
Needs Training
Friendly to Strangers
Good with Other Dogs
Good with Young Children
Good with Cats
Bonded Pair
Requires A Fenced Yard
Crate Trained
What's the most endearing thing about your dog?: Todd is incredibly sweet, loyal, and happy. She will wiggle her butt and entire back end in excitement along with her tail. Todd also loves cuddling and will cuddle and rest her head on me at any opportunity. Her personality shines so so much as well.
What criteria are important to you when considering an adoptive family or home for your pet?: It’s critical that she has space to be active. I believe she would do best with someone she can be a constant companion for to be active and adventurous.
Is there anything else you'd like your pet's new family to know?: Todd does okay with cats and small or mini dogs, but needs help reigning in her resource guarding instincts. She also has a seemingly endless supply of energy and is always interested in playing.
Why are you rehoming your pet (primary reason)?: Housing is Inadequate for Pet
Rehoming reason details (if necessary): It was unexpected that Todd would end up living with me. I recently moved into an apartment with new roommates and new dogs. Todd hasn’t been doing well with this change and is very reactive and aggressive towards the new people and new dogs. I don’t have the skills or ability to retrain her or reign in her aggressive behavior, and I’m also unable to fully meet her needs for activity.
How long will you be able to keep your pet before you may need to consider surrendering him or her to a rescue?: Two months
Who is your veterinarian?: Snohomish Pet Hospital
What do you feed your pet?: Purina One
Would you consider a long distance adoption?:
City, State: Edmonds, Washington
Zip Code: 98023