Sarah was brought into our program as she is the mother of DC who is also in our program. DC’s father was a purebred rough collie. As both Sarah and DC were living outside on rural Arizona property with very limited human interaction, we decided to bring both dogs into our program. While she had limited human interaction and basically no training and including housetraining or being on a leash she has adjusted to living inside and as part of a family. She is pretty much housetrained and she is accommodating on leash and with a halter. We suspect that she has several breeds in her but perhaps the most prevalent is cattle dog. She came into our program at a hefty 83 pounds but we have been working the weight off through measured food quantity. She gets along with most of the dogs in the household but she does have a pretty strong personality. Perhaps the cattle dog in her. She would be fine with older children. We are unsure about cats.
Sarah is current on shots, microchipped, spayed, and believed healthy other than her weight. She is about five years old.
Abby is an eight month old female that was turned over to us as a collie mix. We confirmed that she is just great with people and displays behavior typical of an older puppy. Unfortunately, Abby has demonstrated that she does not get along with some dogs and particularly smaller dogs. She also shows a little more interest in cats than we feel comfortable with. (For this reason, we think she would do best as an only dog but kids should be great with her. She is a smart dog and learns well and including housetraining. Formal obedience training would be a great idea.
While she was identified by the owner as a collie mix, we would guess she is a Sheltie mix as she is only 30 pounds. Abby appears to be a healthy girl and is current on her vaccinations and is microchipped. We are observing some dry skin on her which may be allergy related and she will need to be spayed prior to adoption.
We are pleased to help Abby find a great home that appreciates her active puppy behavior and is willing to give her a lifetime of adventure.
Medi is a wonderful Collie mix that weighs in at 110 pounds. Based on his size we suspect that the mix could be Saint Bernard. He is truly a Baby Huey. He loves to play with squeaky toys and counter surf. When he steals (toys, shoes, remotes, linens and whatever else touches his fancy), he takes the items outdoors and puts them in a special place in the yard that he guards.
Buddy is a happy and inquisitive youngster of about five months old. He came to us with a severely injured front paw, apparently the victim of a Texas coyote trap. His paw has healed nicely and the vet does not expect him to have any problems using it.
He is a big, happy boy who is intelligent, housebroken and gets along well with other dogs.
DC is a 4 year old collie who was not well cared for prior to coming to SWCSR. He needs more human interaction and a weight loss program and a family to love him.
Star will be adopted by Char in Dewey AZ when her vetting has been completed.