Meet Nubbs! Sadly, this sweet and smart girl at 2 years old was an owner surrender to a shelter in South Carolina. Now at 4 years old, she is a petite girl around 40-50 lbs thought to be a Retriever/Australian Shepherd Mix. As an "Aussie", Nubbs is smart, loyal, protective and has a herding mentality. Nubbs is crate trained and has good house manners. She likes to be your shadow. She likes car rides and loves to go wherever you go.
Nubbs would love a home of her own with a yard. Her foster says she needs someone to be her rock. Her special adopter will understand and appreciate her quirky but loving personality. Her foster says she is a loyal companion and true to her Aussie personality, she loves to lay at your feet. Like most dogs, she loves to play and nap. Like an Aussie she loves to work for treats. She comes when called and knows “sit” and “down.” She is smart and wants to please. See her playing with her ball.
Nubbs is currently being fostered with smaller dogs and chickens on a farm in Maryland and thriving in that environment. She is a bit picky about her dog friends, but can make select dog friends over time. Nubbs can likely live with another submissive dog, or one 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 respect and trust. She is ready to find a home of her own. She is spayed, up-to-date on shots, and fostered in Sykesville, MD.
Note: Nubbs came to OPH worried about strangers. She continues to take some time to warm up. Once she knows you, she is in love. In her foster home, she enjoys time in the backyard, and loves walks. She is working on building self confidence and would love an adopter to continue working with her on this. A little pack leadership and love will ensure a happy, long life together. We highly suggest additional training for both her and her adopter.
****Nubbs is a deserving dog that is eligible for an extended trial adoption. We know how special she is and want to give adopters the chance to get to know this wonderful dog that we have come to know and love!****