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Paprika is a 2.5 year old, 38 lb. spayed female mix in NY, NY.

Paprika is truly a remarkable dog, brimming with energy, intelligence, and affection. I rescued her from Muddy Paws NYC in February 2022. She's a unique herding mix, primarily Australian Shepherd, Australian Cattle Dog, and Mountain Cur lineage.

I can truly say Paprika is one of the greatest loves of my life. And it is because of my love for her, that I have come to notice that NYC living, with a cramped apartment and bustling streets, does not allow her to live the life she deserves. She's a spirited dog who would flourish in a suburban or rural setting, ideally with a loving family and older children (10+ years old) who can manage her high energy levels. She is fully house trained.

Health:
Thankfully, Paprika has always been in good health, only requiring the occasional biannual shots for allergies. She's an excellent sleeper, with normal eating and drinking habits.

Sociability:
Paprika adores long walks, rounds of fetch, and exploring her surroundings. She thrives on mental and physical stimulation and is sociable with other dogs, especially in an open field/dog park environment. Though she may exhibit some leash reactivity, gentle use of a prong collar during walks has all but alleviated this issue.

Paprika isn’t the best with young children. She's generally more well-behaved off-leash but can become anxious in chaotic environments or around sudden movements (i.e kids running around, riding on scooters, etc). While she hasn't shown aggression, I err on the side of caution and keep her on a short leash around very young kids.

Temperament:
Although she may seem reserved initially, Paprika warms up quickly and forms strong bonds with those she trusts. She's a loving companion who just needs a bit of time to acclimate to new people and surroundings. Once acclimated, she is a fiercely loyal and loving dog. You may especially find warmth in her expressive eyes, and the way she cuddles up to you at night.

Final Thoughts:
If I rescued Paprika at a different time in my life and had a backyard for her to play in, I would be keeping her. She is an amazing dog who would thrive and be a lot happier with more room to run around. I know this because I have taken her numerous times to the suburbs and beach towns, where she is a much more calm and happy dog.

Next Steps:
If you believe you could provide Paprika with the ideal home, please don't hesitate to reach out to me at 914-844-8443. I'd be delighted to discuss Paprika's unique qualities and find the perfect fit for her rehoming process. Please note, I can provide and would prefer to transport Paprika to her next home. Ideally, she can spend a few days acclimating before finalizing any adoption. I also won’t be accepting any money for Paprika but will instead request that you make a donation to an animal organization of your choice :)

Email Zblument@gmail.com

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