Sedona

This sweet girl is still waiting to find her forever family. Sedona is a 4 year old red heeler who loves exploring the outdoors, cuddly naps & playing tug. She struggles with the common heeler reactivity, which is mainly towards strangers. She requires slow introductions with humans she has not yet met, but once you've become a part of her inner circle, she will love you forever! She is an absolute sweetheart with her close family, she just has strong herding instincts & an anxiousness of strangers. We travel full time so she is currently in a lifestyle where she is constantly in unfamiliar environments which is very stress inducing for a dog with her reactivity. She really needs a family with a much more calm & stable home life. She does well with dogs & loves playing with them!
Spayed, chipped & vaccinated! Currently in Eugene but willing to travel. No rehoming fee, just want to make sure she goes to the right family.

Pet's Name: Sedona
Dog: Primary Breed: Australian Cattle Dog
Primary Breed (if not in list): Red Heeler
Birthday, estimate is okay: April, 2020
Age Category: Adult
Where did you get your pet?: Craigslist
What do you feed your pet?: Kibble Variety
Gender: Female
Size (at full grown): Medium
Weight (at full grown): 40.0
Primary Color: Red/Golden/Orange
What are your pet's favorite toys and activities?: Ropes, tug, antlers
Adoption Day, when did you adopt your pet? An estimate is okay.: February 2021
Has your dog received any formal obedience training?: Yes
What commands does your dog know?: Sit, lay down, come, bed, den (kennel), stay, inside, outside, touch, paw, woah, heel, gentle.
Has your dog ever displayed any behavioral issues, such as biting another person or pet? If so, can you please provide details on what happened?: She struggles with reactivity towards strangers, which can manifest as aggression
How does your dog react to being left alone for short periods?: She is okay with being left alone
Are there any specific triggers that cause your dog anxiety or stress?: Strangers & resource guarding
Is there a particular routine that works best for your dog in terms of feeding, walking, and sleep?: Her reactivity is much more manageable when she has had good exercise! She really benefits from a good walk.
Medical History and Care:
Vaccinations up to date
Spayed or Neutered
House/Litter-Trained
Microchipped
Special Diet
Special Needs
Never Vetted
Unknown
Does your pet have any history of health issues or medical conditions that potential adopters should be aware of?: No
Personality:
Playful
Constant Companion
High Energy
Medium Energy
Low Energy
Stubborn
Timid
Needs Training
Friendly to Strangers
Good with Other Dogs
Good with Young Children
Good with Cats
Bonded Pair
Requires A Fenced Yard
Crate Trained
Purebred
What's the most endearing thing about your dog?: She is the most loyal & loving dog I have ever met.
What criteria are important to you when considering an adoptive family or home for your pet?: Ensuring that the family understands her reactivity & has the patience to help guide her through difficult & anxiety educing situations.
Is there anything else you'd like your pet's new family to know?: Once she has bonded to a new person, she will love them forever! She just takes a little extra time & patience.
Why are you rehoming your pet (primary reason)?: Pet Behavior
How long will you be able to keep your pet before you may need to consider surrendering him or her to a rescue?: Three months
Do you have pet insurance for your pet? : No
Would you consider a long distance adoption?:
Yes
No
Maybe
Would you consider a foster family?:
Yes
No
Maybe
City, State: Eugene, OR
Zip Code: 97405
Service Level: Basic