Age: 1 1/2 years old
Breed: Australian Shepherd
Weight: 45 lbs
Meet Uma, professional cuddler and tennis ball chaser! Uma is a sweet year and a half old Aussie at 45 pounds with a gorgeous red and white coat and sparkling golden eyes. She’s your typical high energy Aussie that will velcro glue herself to you and be your best friend and companion. She settles in very nicely and is happy to curl up next to you and provide the best cuddles (her foster parents cannot say this enough, they are A++ cuddles). Uma adores belly rubs and ear scratches. Chasing tennis balls in the backyard is her absolute favorite thing to do, and she would keep bringing them back from dawn to dusk if you let her. She will never admit to you that she’s tired! She knows several commands such as sit, down and come as well as being house and crate trained. Her foster parents think that she’s just now learning about walks but she does pretty well on leash and is a quick study.
Uma will need a home with patient and knowledgeable adopters that keep her exercised and are willing to work with her long term on some anxiety issues. She gets nervous meeting/being approached by strangers either on walks or at home and will cower and bark but has not shown signs of aggression. That said, she will warm up extremely quickly and demand to be petted. Uma has shown some resource hoarding towards her foster brother dog and is a little too interested in the foster’s home resident cat. She would do best as single dog or with an extremely laid back doggie sibling/dog savvy cat. Her foster parents are working hard at socializing this wonderful girl and her confidence grows a little more every day. Uma will be the perfect addition to a loving, active household.