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?
Zoe is a beautiful, young girl sure to make a lasting impression! She can be somewhat timid at first & it will take time to earn her trust. While Zoe likes other dogs, unfortunately Zoe was being bullied by the other dog in her previous home & is very insecure with new dogs as a result. Because of this, she will need just the right canine companion to ensure her success. A calm& even-tempered doggie pal will best fit her needs. She will be able to live with some dogs, but not all. Zoe needs a patient family who understands that it will take time & consistency to help her through another transition. She has so much potential & is just waiting for the right family who can be patient with her & set her up to succeed.
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 Zoe comes out of her shell, you will likely find she will have more energy than you may have expected. Positive training will help to build her 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 & Zoe 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.
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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