Meet Nubbs! This sweet and smart girl at 2 years old was an owner surrender to a shelter in South Carolina unable to tolerate their busy home. Now at 4 years old, she is a petite girl around 40-50 lbs thought to be a Australian Shepherd/Retriever Mix. As an "Aussie", Nubbs is smart, loyal, protective and has a herding mentality. She is quite sensitive to changes in her environment including the addition of new people and dogs. Once she gets to know you though she is a great friend.
Nubbs would love a home of her own with a yard in a quiet setting. Her foster says she needs someone to be her rock. Her special adopter will understand and appreciate her quirky personality. Like most dogs, she loves to play and nap. Like an Aussie she loves to work for treats. She also enjoys car rides. She comes when called and knows “sit” and “down.” See her playing with her ball.
Nubbs is picky about her dog friends, but can make select dog friends over time. Nubbs can likely live with another dog smaller than her, in a structured home. She hasn’t shown any tendency to chase in her foster home, so can likely coexist with a cat.
She's best with adults or older children. With the Aussie herding trait, she’d likely be great at agility or having some kind of job to help boost her confidence, provide exercise and gain her trust. She is spayed, up-to-date on shots, and fostered in Sykesville, MD.
Note: Nubbs can be worried about strangers. She continues to take some time to warm up. She is working on building self confidence and would love an adopter to continue working with her on this. We highly suggest additional training for both her and her adopter.