Breed: Aussie Mix
Cordelia is a pint sized little black bear! She has the cutest little snaggletooth and thick black mane. She weighs in at 22lbs and is a great low energy Aussie (not to be confused with a cough potato though!). She is just over a year old and has come so far since she came to CHAR with her siblings back in March. She would definitely fit the description of a sweet, mild Aussie who loves to play but also relax on the couch and get a belly rub. She is quite reserved when there are new people or lots of noise around and would do best in a low key family. She likes to stay in a safe place, like her crate or bed when she is unsure of what is going on. She does not thrive with lots of people over that she does not know. She does best with females though is doing much better with her foster dad. She has a love to be where her people are and will follow you from room to room, though does not have to be right next to you. She is food motivated so treats definitely help when introducing a new person, though do not expect her to warm up quickly to strangers or multiple people at once.
Cordelia definitely needs a home with some other fur siblings! She takes her cue from the resident dogs and follows their lead. A lot of the progress she has made has been from being a part of the pack! She loves to curl up next to her foster siblings or run around the yard playing! She has even started to play tug of war with toys! She does loves toys and has done really well at learning what she can and cannot chew/play with. She is submissive. She has shown only a little bit of interest in the resident chickens so would do well with a dog savvy cat.
Waking up in the morning is one of her favorite times of the day! She is ready to play! She will jump and run around trying to get the resident dogs to play. She will occasionally bark when she has the zoomies just because she is so excited. She loves running around outside and is doing better at bringing back the frisbee and playing fetch. She LOVES walks, especially if it is in a quite neighborhood or in the woods. She has come a long way and is able to sit and not run when a car comes by. She is still working on her leash skills but overall she does really well on a leash and does not pull.
She is crate trained and knows when we put shoes on in the morning for work that she should head to the crate without being asked. She has has done great with her house training! We are still working on sit, come, etc. She loves to sleep with the pack/family. If allowed, she would love to sleep on the bed with her new family, though has also slept in a crate during the night.
Cordelia is one of the best foster pups we have had and she will make a wonderful addition to your family is you have patience and are willing to work with her. She needs to be able to move at her own speed. She would do best in a home with a fence, though does enjoy her nightly walks around the neighborhood. She is spayed, microchipped, and UTD on vaccines. She is currently fostered in Granite Falls, NC and her adoption fee is $325. If you are an approved applicant and are interested in Cordelia please contact the adoption committee. If you are interested and have not yet applied, please visit our website for adoption procedures and application. http://carolinaheartsrescue.org/adoption-information/