Age: 1.5 years
Sex: Spayed female
Estimated Breed: Corgi/Heeler cross
Weight: 26 lbs
Good with dogs?: Yes, with proper introduction and supervision
Good with cats?: Unknown
Good with children?: Older, quiet kids
Special/Medical Needs: Anxiety
Energy Level: Medium
Adoption Fee: $650
Current Home Location: Calgary
Rosie is a 15 month-old corgi/heeler cross. She was originally rescued from Texas and has been living with us for the last six months. She is a sweet and very loyal dog but she had a rough go during the early part of her life that has left her quite anxious and fearful. She would be best homed in a quiet environment where she can feel safe and secure.
Rosie is a medium dog (about 26 pounds) but she loves to go on long walks and needs a fair amount of exercise. She loves going to the dog park and getting to know other dogs and taking hikes in large parks. She spends the rest of her day relaxing, curled up in her favourite chair. She is extremely loyal and once she decides she likes you, you will be her best friend for life. She is trained to relieve herself outdoors and responds well to basic commands to sit and lie down. We did some training with her and she responds very well to treats.
She does have some issues with being fearful of new people (especially men) and some separation anxiety but she is not destructive when left alone. She likes other dogs but has exhibited aggression towards dogs that are smaller than her. She is still learning how to behave off leash, but has made some great progress with recall.
Rosie would do really well in a quiet home with room to run outside. She is still working on trusting people and not barking or nipping at visitors and could use the patience and expertise of an experienced dog owner. She is a funny and sweet girl and deserves someone who will love her a lot and help her to trust people and other animals.
Reason for surrender: Rosie was left at a very reputable kennel while we were on vacation and got very aggressive with another dog, injuring the dog. We do not feel safe boarding her with another kennel or day care (and our friends and family do not feel comfortable around her because of her behavior) and do need to be able to occasionally place her when we travel for work.