Callie is a 4.5 year old, 31 lb. spayed female in Smithfield, RI.
Callie's father was a red heeler and mother a blue heeler. She was born on a farm in Coventry, RI and adopted young at 6 weeks old. She has never had any health issues. She’s completely housebroken, and responds to commands like “Sit” , “Paw”, and “Here” (for come here). She’s super cuddly and loves to be around people. She’s great with children and other dogs. She’s never been around a cat, but she’s killed a couple squirrels so a house with a cat may not be a good fit. Callie loves to fetch (prefers sticks over balls or other toys) and always enjoys a good hike.
Why we think Callie may be happier in a new home:
We are a couple in our 30s with very very busy work schedules, a 5-year-old child, and a baby on the way. When we met, Katie had a 2 year old pitbull mutt named Manchego, and Nick had 2 year old Callie. Our two dogs got along well, and when we moved in together they were often caught snuggling and playing together. Callie has always been an anxious girl, but as time went on her anxiety seemed to grow. We believe part of that anxiety stems from having to share a home with Manchego who has learned how to be the dominant dog over the past two years. Though the two still get a long fine, they no longer seem to ENJOY each other's company, but rather just annoy each other. They are constantly competing for our attention, and instead of two happy dogs, we feel like we have two frustrated dogs.
Like most herding dogs, Callie requires mental stimulation. Though we try, we don’t feel we’ve been able to provide her with the mental and physical stimulation she needs and we will have even less time to give her once our baby is born in July 2022.
Our biggest challenges with Callie is car rides and barking. She gets excited about car rides, but once in the car barks incessantly and even nips at the windows and doors. We've tried a crate, but it's even worse. Callie barks loudly not only on car rides, but when anyone arrives at or leaves from our home and also when she wants to play. We are worried about the barking with a newborn.
We want our Callie-Girl to have the best life possible, and we’re not convinced she is getting that with us. She really is a sweet girl and will make the right person or family very happy. We will not charge any adoption fee, but we would require seeing her new home (in person or in photos). We are willing to transport Callie within a 2.5 hr radius of our home in Smithfield, RI.
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