Arizona Sheltie Rescue
Dougie was turned over to us by a young family in early January 2017, that could no longer care for him. We thought we could help this very cute, 4 year old, sheltie mix, only knowing that he supposedly has seizures about once a month. Once we got Dougie we soon found he had more problems than seizures and was terrified of his new surroundings and foster family for the first few days and would stay in his crate to feel safe, he revolted in charging and trying to bite them when he was afraid. After a short period of time Dougie made a complete turnaround with his foster mom and dad and wants to be close to them, he loves to be petted and cuddled with. He loves to do tricks and play chase, he is very smart and food motivated once he's comfortable with you. He does not do well with visitors and is very reactive and has to be leashed or crated, although he has also accepted a family member that visits frequently, so he can learn to trust with time and patience. He was in an apartment most his life and can use a piddle pad if left indoors but he has learned to use the dog door at his foster home. He rides well in a car and likes to go places with you, he does pull on leash. Dougie is okay with other dogs but can be dominant over food and treats, we are unsure about cats. Dougie will need a home with an experienced handler and no children. Dougie is on phenobarbital for his seizures and is believed to be healthy, neutered, he has had all his vaccines and is micro-chipped.