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Shepherd Mix Available for Adoption (Missoula)

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This is my foster, Brooklyn. She’s available for adoption near Missoula. She’s a gorgeous, smart, silly, one year old, 55 lb shepherd mix. I believe she’s german shepherd x husky, maybe even Malinois x husky.

She’s potty trained, non-destructive, good in the house and learning all of her basic commands quickly. She’s very sweet, snuggly and affectionate. She loves to hike and has been walking great on leash. I haven’t tested her off leash yet as she is still learning recall but in our yard she mostly wants to stick close to us. True to a young shepsky, she can sometimes be fairly energetic. She enjoys being active/busy some of the time, but she also knows how to relax and chill when she needs to. She gets excited for a few minutes at a time but then she will lay down and sleep by my feet for hours while I work from home. She’s kennel trained and trustworthy in her kennel. She usually whines for about ~5 minutes in her kennel but then she’ll lay down and be quiet all night. She went camping with me for the first time last weekend and did great. I think she’ll be a great adventure dog with continued training.

She’s good with other dogs but sometimes has a dominant/fun-police attitude. She gets along great with my female lab mix, but was a bit “bossy” and vocal at first - I think that’s the husky in her. My partner has taken her to work with him and she played nicely with most of the other dogs in the office but was grumbly towards one of dogs that came on too strong - but then after that, they just respected each other’s space. I think she’ll be able to integrate well into another pack, especially with a proper introduction. I also think she’ll be able to recreate nicely around other dogs, especially with continued training/socialization, but I don’t think she’ll enjoy the dog park dog or that kind of thing. I also don’t know if she’d pair well in a household with a very dominant dog.

I should also disclose that she once climbed a low gate in our back yard - not to escape but to come be with us in the front yard. We put chicken wire over it and she hasn’t climbed it again. She hasn’t tried to climb any other part of our fence, which is only about 4 feet tall, but I don’t know whether or not she would eventually try. That’s just something to keep in mind.

Overall, she has been a very easy dog to foster and we really love her. I’m hoping she’ll be able to find a home with someone who’s active and will commit to continued training, because I think she has potential to be a phenomenal dog.

I’m fostering her through TRACS in Thompson Falls. She cannot be adopted outright until she is spayed (we’re working on getting that set up). Spay cost will determine her adoption fee. Alternatively, she can be placed on a foster-to-adopt contract in which the new foster agrees to spay ASAP and that they do not own her until she’s spayed.

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