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Adopt Miss Pumpkin

Female Young Australian Shepherd / Labrador Retriever

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About Miss Pumpkin

Say hello to this sweet girl, Miss Pumpkin. She is thought to be a 1 year old female Australian Shepherd/Lab mix. Miss Pumpkin was rescued out of a hoarding situation, where she was not given a lot of love. Because of her beginning, she is hesitant with most humans but will warm up when treated with lots of love, training, and patience. Currently humans are still super scary to her, so a quiet house with no small children would be best while she learns how to trust. When you earn that trust, you have a partner for life out of this sweet Pumpkin! This little baby loves nothing more than to curl up with her human and snuggle! She is getting used to being in a home and hearing everyday sounds, which can still be a little startling to her. Miss Pumpkin is looking for a very specific home and family to meet her needs. Miss Pumpkin absolutely needs a strong, confident and patient leader who has the time to devote to familiarizing her with everyday sounds and sites. A single-individual household may be best, but if given proper introduction to all members, she may be able to adjust well with a confident family (without small children). Miss Pumpkin is kennel-trained and loves to relax in her safe space whenever she is feeling overwhelmed. She currently lives with a cat and another dog who is teaching her how to do fun stuff like walk on a leash and play! Since she is not too sure how to play, it looks more like she is just smacking her foster brother around a little! Don’t worry, he LOVES it! When she is in the mood, going for short walks really brings this angel out of her shell. She loves smelling the grass and will prance right by your side. She sometimes freezes when she gets scared, so shorter walks are key. Having a partner like her foster brother by her side, helps her see the world isn’t so scary. Miss Pumpkin would prefer a privately fenced yard. Because she loves her human so much, she occasionally will guard them. She has a warning growl, but nothing severe. Her foster mom is working to modify this behavior, letting her know it’s okay to love all animals! She is house trained and will let you know - in her kennel - if she is ready to go out! She does need to be kept on a regular schedule to continue her progress. She has very good house manners and typically just stays in one spot when being left alone. She can normally be found lounging on her favorite chair at her foster mom’s house. She can easily be left alone and un-crated, particularly when she gives you that cute little look in her beautiful eyes reassuring you she’ll be here for awhile! Miss Pumpkin is a “work in progress” and will need a patient adopter. Her strongest desire is a human that will advocate for her, work with her and give her all the love one can offer. She is spayed and up-to-date on all her vaccinations. She is microchipped and heartworm negative. She takes monthly preventatives for fleas, ticks and heartworms. Monthly preventatives are a requirement to adopt her! She is being fostered in Bloomington, IL. Needs: A patient person or family willing to continue her training of new things Continued training on proper reactions A quiet environment and household (no small children) Wants: Prefers to have a doggy brother or sister to help her with gaining confidence Understanding, patient adopter Experience with behavioral issues is recommended A fenced in yard in a quieter area If you think this adorable little girl is a great fit for you, please fill out the application: https://www.australianshepherdsfurever.org/adoption-application All adoption fees are used for future rescue efforts.

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Name
Miss Pumpkin
Age
Young
Gender
Female
Size
Medium
Shots up to date
YES
Ok with kids
NO
Housetrained
YES
Hypoallergenic
Not Sure
Spayed / Neutered
YES
Ok with dogs
YES
Ok with cats
YES
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