Penny - in Maine!
Posted April 2022
Penny is a super smart girl who wants to please her people! She was returned to our rescue because she was exhibiting some protective behaviors and some herding dog behaviors. She is listed as a husky mix and it appears to us she may have some Australian Shepherd or German Shepherd in her as well.
Penny would do best in an adult home or one with older kids. Once she gets wound up with energy it’s hard for her to turn it off, so she needs plenty of mental and physical stimulation.
Penny enjoys other dogs and is living with several in her foster home. If she gets overwhelmed she might give them an air snap to signal she is done playing. She is a good companion and rides well in the car.
When Penny met cats she was interested and curious but not fixated; she kept a respectful distance so she might do OK with a dog-savvy cat that holds their ground but would likely chase a runner.
Penny is almost 3 years old and a petite 32 lbs. She will protest for a few minutes when she goes into the crate but will settle down. She can get a little nervous in new situations and does not love it when her space is invaded such as to grab her collar or cut her nails. Penny will let you know when she needs to go out, and she is a sensitive soul who does not need raised voices, just a simple “uh-oh” will do the trick. With the right trainer, Penny could be doing tons of work and showing off her smarts in no time. We envision Penny with an adult owner who is dog-savvy and calm but not a push-over.
If you have interest in meeting Penny or any of our cuties, please fill out the adoption application.
Please note: we do not have a physical facility where our dogs are housed; they are cared for in our wonderful foster network throughout New England. It is our expectation that, once approved, a potential family will meet the dog(s) in the foster setting where they are feeling safe and loved.