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Dot 1678

1 year old · Adoptable · $125

Dot is an affectionate 1 year old Border Collie/Heeler mix who came to Forget Me Not Shelter when her owner could no longer care for her. She is potty trained and is comfortable going in and out of her kennel with no issues. Dot has been introduced to some other furry faces here at the shelter and currently has a play group with 3 of our other dogs!

Dot has a calm demeanor and with her persuasive eyes, you can feel how much she appreciates and loves you. She likes to take the moment in and close her little eyes while you kiss her face and tell her what a good girl she is.

She is a well-behaved girl who will calmly follow you around your yard and gladly take a pat on the head as you pass by. She has good recall and knows her name, and is still working on mastering the other obedience basics; she loves to listen to her person and try to understand what she's being asked to do (or not do).

Dot has met a few children here at the shelter, including some around the age of 5, and has a ton of fun playing and receiving all the love! From that, her friendliness with other dogs, and the lack of interest she shows in the cats when they are out on their catio porches, we are confident this girl would do well in a multi-pet home and would also thrive as an only pet, if one is all you need. She will enjoy snuggles with all her two-and-four-legged friends... except, maybe, chickens. Her former owner says she thinks chickens are animated squeaky toys, and tasty, too.

Dot went out on a test adoption to a home with another dog (they got along fine) and a person who works full-time; unfortunately, as can be common in shelter dogs, Dot developed anxiety about her person leaving her for so many hours, and that led to some chewing behaviors (she even chewed up a crate pad when crated for working hours). This leads us to believe that Dot will do best in a family where someone is home much of the time, and one that can work with her on this new separation anxiety behavior - it is curable, she will just need enough time to learn that you always come back. If you need pointers on separation anxiety training, we can help with that!

All pets arrive spayed/neutered, dewormed, microchipped and vaccinated. Adoption fee for Dot is a suggested minimum of $125 (more gratefully accepted). All pets are placed with a 30-day money-back trial period, to give pet and family enough time to discover any unknown allergies or other conflicts.

Can't come to Republic? Don't let that stop you! We have monthly transports to both the Seattle area and Spokane, delivering adopted pets to their new owners. If you can add a little to your donation to help us cover our volunteer driver's expenses, that would be great!

If you would like to know more about, or think you might like to adopt, Dot, or email us at: Adopt Dot!