Age: 1.5 years
Breed: Australian Shepherd
Zazie, from “Zazie in the Metro”, means devoted. This describes Miss Zazie perfectly. She is totally devoted to her foster mom and will be devoted to whomever becomes her forever mom.
This petite black tricolor Aussie is approximately 18 months old and came to CHAR when her previous owner realized she could no longer care for Zazie and give her the life she deserved. Because of the owner’s living situation, Zazie spent most of her young life in an outdoor pen with another dog.
Because Zazie had limited knowledge of indoor living, she has been getting used to all those sounds and items we take for granted in our homes. She has done really well becoming acquainted with washing machines, vacuums, dishwashers, ice-makers, doors, stairs, etc. Zazie has tested very well with both children and cats, however we cannot guarantee any specific behaviors in an adoptive home. She also seems to be housetrained. Zazie’s foster mom is working on making her a bigger fan of the crate.
Meeting the three other dogs in the foster home was no problem. She is very respectful of the 13 year- old Old Man. Each day Zazie shows more interest in playing with the 2 younger dogs in the home. She does attempt to “strong-arm” (aka resource guard) the other dogs away from her foster mom, if foster mom is petting or showing one of the other dogs any attention. Foster mom is working on this. She is beginning to show interest in all the toys. If given a chance, she will hide tennis balls and Chuck-it balls.
Zazie is happiest on the sofa right next to her foster mom. She does not appear to be a high energy girl. She is not driven to chase a Chuck-it all day/every day. This very well may change when she becomes more comfortable in her forever home, but we do not expect Zazie will need an Olympic athlete owner.
Zazie walks well on a leash. She is not a big fan of cars or riding – this should change over time with proper training and exposure. Zazie is also a bit timid and will often cower when a human reaches to pet her, but she does warm up and is very sweet once she knows someone. Like many young herders, she will need ongoing confidence building.
Zazie is spayed, house-broken and up to date on all vaccines. She is fostered in Fayetteville, NC. Her adoption fee is $300.
We are currently only accepting inquiries from approved applicants. If you are an approved applicant and are interested in Zazie, please contact the adoption committee.