Casey is a fun and affectionate Australian Shepherd who is as happy chasing squeaky toys as she is chilling on the couch. She had her fourth birthday in April, is totally house trained, and weighs about 50 pounds — though her ideal weight is a bit less. She’s working through some anxiety issues, but in a home that provides the attention and discipline she needs, she will overcome that quickly. She has already come a long way in her few weeks in a foster home!
Casey is a people dog. She gets along fine with other dogs but mostly chooses to ignore them. This girl just prefers human company. She also likes cats. She’s had kitty friends her whole life and would be excited to continue to share their company. But felines are no requirement. If Casey is with her human, she is happy!
Casey is an active Aussie and has a blast in the yard and at the dog park. She has a few pounds to lose, but that will be no problem if she’s given the opportunity to exercise as much as she likes. She loves walks and runs and is learning to behave on a leash. (She still pulls some, but she’s getting the hang of it!) She also loves chasing toys and tennis balls and is getting better at bringing them back, so she can chase them again and again and again (and again!).
If you’re looking for a dog who’s a natural with a frisbee, Casey is your girl! She can snag a saucer out of the air like nothing. If Casey doesn’t catch her frisbee, it’s most likely due to human error. As with her other toys, though, she’s still working on bringing the frisbee back, though 😉
Casey is also a snuggle-bug. Imagine a living teddy bear that just wants to nuzzle its nose into your hand and curl up next to you on the couch. Now imagine that teddy bear as 50 pounds of fuzzy wigglebutt. That’s Casey!
Above all, Casey needs love and discipline to be the best dog she can be. She can get anxious in uncertain situations, but she is eager to please and learns fast. With structure, training and an environment that encourages calm, she will quickly learn to trust her people and settle into a happy and easy life. If Casey’s new family has kids, she would do best if they were a old enough to help provide the structure and patience that she needs.
Casey is being fostered in St. Louis, Missouri, by Central Aussie Rescue and Support (CARS). https://www.centralaussierescue.org/
She is spayed and up-to-date on vaccinations (Rabies, Distemper and Bordetella). She has been heartworm tested (negative) and is micro-chipped. Casey takes monthly medication for heartworm and flea/tick prevention. Casey’s adoption fee is $300.00 :). Miss Casey needs a fully fenced yard (no invisible fence please) and Casey does great in a car!