Status: No Longer Accepting Applications
Animal Type(s): Dog
Gender: Female
Color: White/Black
Approx. date of birth: October 7, 2018
Breed: Shepherd, Australian
Weight: 25
Intake date: September 30, 2019
Spayed / Neutered: Yes

"Let my forever home grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, help me to find the courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference. Here are some things that my foster mom knows about me and knows I will need to have a good home. When I feel fear it can take over and it makes it so I cannot hear anything. I won't hear you, won't come to you. All new situations have to be controlled baby steps. I will show you when it is getting too much for me and you have to respect that if you want my trust. I am a dog that focuses my devotion on one person. I love my foster mom! Hubby is okay...sometimes. I will allow him to touch/pet me and sometimes I surprise him by coming to him. It takes a lot of energy for me to do this and I am so happy that he lets me set my limit without forcing me to go further. Other family members or friends still scare me so much. I like to observe them from my kennel or from behind the couch. No children! I'm not aggressive in any way, just scared. All that high kid energy and excitement is too much for me. Rural life, away from the bustle of city, with a fenced yard and no gaps in it that I could escape through. I can be noise sensitive. Planes scare me so much I almost can't move or I run looking for cover and when I am this scared I don't hear you. No unleashed walks. I love my retractable leash. It is like my security blanket and makes me feel safe. A retired couple or single retired female would be perfect. Another established, well balanced dog really, really helps me. Another dog shows me how to act. I love dogs more than anything else and that is where my true self can shine. Mitzee will require a home with another dog and ideally an acreage with a fenced area. She is only about 25 pounds.

Please note: If other cats/dogs in your home are not spayed/neutered, we may deny your application. SCARS exists due to lack of spaying/neutering and it is our goal to end this cycle. If there is a documented medical reason for your animal to not be spayed/neutered, we will work with you.