What is a Mischievous Mutt???
The Mischievous Mutt program is HSU''s initiative to successfully place dogs with some behavioral challenges. This program allows us to place these dogs for adoption although they may require a little extra training & patience to help them become the best canine companions they can be. They are not bad dogs but need a special type of family to ensure they will thrive in their new home.
What makes this dog a Mischievous Mutt?
Jack just wants to be one of the girls! He is intimidated by males, both human & canine. He is most comfortable around the ladies & would do best in an understanding home with females only. We''ve got a message in to Ellen Degeneres & Portia de Rossi, but so far no luck! Jack is still entertaining offers of a family to call his own, (pending their reply, of course!) It will take patience & dedication to help Jack learn how to remain calm & behave appropriately when he is afraid of something. Jack is just waiting for a loving home to embrace his charm.
What is recommended to make this adoption successful?
Formal training is strongly recommended. There are many trainers to choose from. We recommend doing your homework to find a trainer who uses science-based positive training methods & has previous experience training dogs with similar behaviors as the dog you''re adopting. We work closely with a certified behavior consultant & highly recommend her services. Any animal adopted from HSU will receive a 25% discount on any services offered. Go to www.beakstobarks.com for more info!
Ample mental stimulation (training) & exercise daily are a must. As Jack comes out of his shell, you will likely find he will have more energy than you may have expected. Positive training will help to build his overall confidence level & it''s a great way to bond too!
ALL Mischievous Mutt adoptions are finalized by our behavior department. This is done to help you & Jack succeed. If a behavior staff member is not available, the adoptions staff can assist you in making an appointment. (This is typically the case on Sundays.) If you have another dog at home, you will need to bring them in for an introduction. We will assist you in introducing them & provide feedback based on their interactions.
If you find you are in need of additional support at any time after adoption, please contact us for advice or other resources. You can email our behavior staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 801-506-2417.
Do you have more pictures of her.. Looks very similar to my Sammi who is missing ( Iowa) STUMPY TAIL. has no back hip (surgery done hip removed cartilage made artificial hip) can't tell by looking at hip. 515-974-7306 Monica Schneiders
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More Pictures of "Missy" Australian/ heeler) should have put in my last post. She could be my "Sammi girl"
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