Meet An Adoptable Dog
Breed: Australian Shepherd (medium coat)
Weight: 48 lbs
Height: 20 in
Estimated Birthdate: 2/19/2016
Fence Needed: Yes
Location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Reason for being in rescue: Dixie was surrendered by her breeder to a local animal control. Carolina Poodle Rescue partnered with animal control to welcome her to rescue.
Special Needs: Dixie is spayed and up to date on all vaccines. She had a dental on 3/10/21 and lost 2 teeth, one of which had to be drilled out. Dixie has heartworms and was treated on 5/16/2021. The protocol we use is two-fold. We do a pre-treat people where the dog takes doxycycline (an antibiotic) for at least 30 days. During this time the dog is also on regular heartworm prevention. The drug doxycycline weakens the adult heartworms. We then used a drug called diroban (a generic immiticide) to kill the adult heartworms. The dogs are given 2 injections of diroban 24 hours apart. They are then under strict rest protocols for 5 weeks - mostly cage rest with limited leash walks each day. They go in for a follow-up vet visit after their resting period. Our plan is for Dixie to be able to go her new home on or about 6/12/2021.
What kind of home would be best for me: Dixie has never known life as a companion. She needs an experienced, patient owner to teach her. Dixie needs another confident dog in the home. She has never known life outside of a pack and needs a canine teacher. Dixie is not high energy, but does need exercise. She is best suited for a lower energy, calm environment. Lots of visitors and children will be too much for this timid girl.
What is my personality like: Dixie is sure to win your heart. She’s the shy kind of girl who is very slow to warm up to you but when you gain her trust nothing in the world will compare. She has the most tender heart and wants to be near to her other dog companions at all times. She’s all about pack life! She a follower and more on the submissive side but don’t let that fool you because she knows how to watch and wait for opportunities to get what she wants!
Behind her at first timid exterior is a dog who is generous and loyal. She sticks to those she trust like glue and forms strong bonds. Another dog in the home will greatly help her open up and learn how to slide into home life better! She has been fine with every dog she has met so far. Although at first she might be to scared to walk on a leash with you... she actually is pretty good when she knows it’s okay and calms down. She is generally clean in a crate and waits to use the bathroom outside so she should take quick to knowing to use the bathroom outside in a home as well!
Dixie does shed! Her coat will need to be combed through every so often to keep it from accumulating to much hair. Overall Dixie is ready to find a patient home with low activity level that is willing to put in the effort and time to see her beautiful side!
How do I act when I first meet new people: Shy
Tips and Tidbits: Dixie's estimated birthday is 2/19/2016
House trained: Dogs can be house trained if they are in the right environment and are allowed to follow a schedule as long as a physical reason doesn't keep them from being trained. A dog house trained in my home may not be in yours. We will help you teach your new dog this necessary skill and based on your schedule.
Please note - we do not ship or transport our dogs. If you are interested in adopting a dog, take a look at the distance between the dog's location and your location and make sure you are able to make the trip.
Thank you for your interest in a dog who needs a new home. This description contains all that we currently know about this dog. We have no perfect dogs - but many of our dogs have proven to be perfect for a certain someone. We urge all of our potential adopters not to fall in love with a picture. When screening applications, we look at the entire home and then make suggestions based on what would be a good fit for your home. You are not being screened for a specific dog although we are looking to see what type of dog interests you - poodles or non poodles, age, temperament, personality, etc. Our goal is to match you with the best possible pet for you and your home. We want to create furever families.
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