Rebecca - in Maine!
Last Update: February 2016
Rebecca has come back to our rescue because her little human sibling is showing allergy symptoms to the dog. She was in their home over two years and is a much-loved family member. Rebecca is a 6 year old Australian Cattle Dog mix and is about 70 lbs. Rebecca is described as lovable, great in the car, wonderful with kids, ignores cats and is fine with other dogs in a small setting, especially when off leash. On-leash with other dogs she has a harder time. She has been in a doggy day care setting but gets overwhelmed when she is with a lot of dogs. She much prefers her human friends. She may bark to alert the family to the presence of a stranger but with reassurance is fine. Rebecca loves attention and would love a family who is around a lot. She loves to walk and be loved on. She can also run with you but only about 2 miles or so.
Rebecca barks at the sound of the doorbell and it can scare people because she is usually a quiet girl and this causes a big reaction. As soon as the people come in she sniffs and moves along. Knocking is less worrisome for her. Her family tried putting her on a leash when people would come to the door and this worked well. She had a short trial of medication to help with anxiety over meeting other dogs on leash and this did help.
Her new foster mom tells us, “Rebecca has settled in well. She is so sweet and well behaved, we are truly enjoying having her here. She is super lovable and snugly. She loves to go on long walks and walks well on a leash. She gets excited when she meets other dogs on our walks but if you let her greet them and then move on quickly she if fine. If you linger she will want to play with the other dog and start pulling. We have gone for walks with a friend and her dogs and Rebecca does great. She ignores cats. She will let you know if there is a stranger at the door but is fine once they meet. She really likes being around people and being petted. She is not destructive and can be left home alone for a reasonable amount of time. She is very calm however we are starting to see a more playful side. This is what we have observed since we have had her (just about a week now)”
If you are interested in Rebecca or any of our sweeties, please fill out our application.
Please note: We do not have a physical location where our dogs are housed. They are cared for in our network of wonderful foster homes throughout New England, primarily southern and central Maine. 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.