THE SYMBOLS LISTED
WITH EACH DOG (BELOW) MEAN:
OK with Kids
OK with Dogs
OK with Cats
Scarlet isn't what we would
typically consider "Special Needs", but
she does have very few teeth and would benefit from
an appropriate diet. She is currently on a ground
raw diet and is doing very well. (see below)
has been a perfect little houseguest. She is much
more confident now and is in superb shape (showing
of her muscles and new shiny coat!). She is playing
some games with her foster siblings and liking toys
more and more. She is somewhat leery of new people
who try to interact with her too fast, but if left
alone she will make friends on her own pretty quickly.
She has been quite scared of the children who she's
seen, mostly because they try so hard to interact
with her. She was OK with the few children who would
give her the space she needed. She has been a wonderful
host to all visiting dogs at our house.
a Texas gal, we weren't sure how she'd handle
the 18 inches of snow we had in October, but she LOVED
it! Though she had to jump and leap to herd her foster
brothers though the deep snow, she seemed to be having
a blast. She is quite bonded to her foster parents
and we know she'll do the same with her new family.
She will often come curl up against one of us, or
lay her head on us to be close. She still follows
us everywhere, indoors and out. She loves her crate
and seems to prefer an early bedtime.
Though Scarlet is an active dog, she is more laid
back than some BCs her age. Scarlet will make some
lucky family a fabulous companion.
What a wonderful pup! Scarlet is a puppy mill momma and
survivor, rescued in April
of 2011. We know she lived a tough life, but she has
been QUITE happy to leave it all behind and is enjoying
the comforts and benefits of living in a real home with
people who love her. The vets estimate that she is only
about 3 years old.
Curling up near her person, wherever they may be
Following her person everywhere
Scarlet is thrilled to have her own people! She is living
in a foster home with 3 other border collies and is getting
used to sharing her people and food with them, but in an
ideal world she wouldn't have to. She is really buddies
with the older female and likes to herd her outside like
her own personal sheep. She tolerates the middle aged-male
border collie, but has very little patience for the bouncy
2 year old border collie in the house who is always trying
to play with her.
In her ideal home she'd probably be the only dog, but maybe
would be OK with sharing with an older, very laid back dog
who wouldn't compete with her for scratches or treats!
things about Scarlet...
She is TEENY tiny (only about 2' long, 16 inches tall
at the shoulders and 26 pounds). Her foster mom scoops
her up all the time and carries her on her forearm!
Most of her front teeth are worn down, possibly from
living in a cage for most of her life, or poor nutrition
(or a combination of both). Scarlet LOVES her raw ground
diet which is easy to find in any quality petstore.
For a dog raised with 166 other dogs, and few (if any)
humans...SHE LOVES people! She's the first one to run
to the gate and greet friends and neighbors. She takes
a bit longer to warm up to men, though she doesn't bark,
just keeps her distance. Sitting men with treats are
her fave! She wants to be right with her people all
Her SILLY underbite causes her tongue to stick out
sometimes, particularly when she's tired or resting.
Her sweet tail is always wagging!
has been an ideal houseguest in that she rarely barks, is
housetrained, loves to rest in her crate after playing and
activity (she doesn't make a peep and sleeps all night!).
She rides BEAUTIFULLY in her crate in the car, has tolerated
bathing, ear drops, skin cleaning/ointment, nail clipping
and veterinary procedures! She has met new dogs and basically
ignored them, maybe some appropriate sniffing, doesn't want
any trouble, just wants to be left alone. She's a bit guardy,
especially with new dogs, when it comes to resources (people
Scarlet hasn't shown any interest in toys, though
she likes to go places and stays right with her person,
so she might be a good hiking buddy eventually. She needs
more practice with walking on a leash, especially if you
want her to go in a direction she'd rather not. She
has fun playing in the lake, herding the dogs, wading around
and sticking her face in the water. She's not afraid
to go out on the dock or wade in up to her chest.
just wants to be loved and to hang out. She is like a quiet
little shadow that just follows you around and wants to
be with you. She's not terribly intense and is easily redirected
if she's doing something naughty. Occasionally she'll remind
you she was completely neglected, like when she hops up
onto the table to get closer to you as if it's perfectly
normal. Or when she seeks out/steals food by any means necessary.
She is a quick study and is learning what's Ok and not OK
in this new world of living with humans. Learning tricks
and such from humans is new for her; even taking food from
our hands was new. She will need a patient new family who
can work with her on basic obedience and make it fun.
is healthy, microchipped, up to date on vaccines and tick/HW
preventatives, spayed and ready to find her new home! In
her idea home she'd be pampered and hang out with her humans
all day long! But she's OK with being in the crate for a
bit while humans work. She's likely not destined for the
agility ring or to be your next Frisbee dog, but will be
wonderful, active pet for a lucky person or family. Scarlet
will be spayed before she goes to her forever home. She
is up to date on all vaccinations and preventatives.
Scarlet is being fostered in Northwest CT.
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