Rosie has been adopted!
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Rosie came to the rescue with a broken leg, likely the result of being hit by a car. As the break had not been treated, there was a risk she would lose the leg. Fortunately, the rescue’s vet was able to repair the break through the use of a plate and pins. She was recently x-rayed and the leg appears perfect. While she still raises the leg occasionally when walking or running, that is likely just due to habit the of not being able to use it for so long.
As we want Rosie fully recovered before leaving her foster home, she will not be placed in her new home before June 4.
We believe Rosie to be about 2 years old. She is spayed and up to date on her shots and has a microchip.. We are not entirely sure of her breed. Different people guess different things. Some say terrier mix, some say spaniel and some say Australian cattle dog. Dog identification apps all give different results. Our best guess is she is a mix of several breeds. So, we just go with cute as her breed.
She is fully house trained. Not at all destructive and very quiet. She rarely barks. She has never shown any signs of aggression. She is good on a leash, but has yet to see a squirrel she does not desperately want to chase. She is very good in the car.
She was a bit unfamiliar with toys when we first got her. She likes them, but is more an outdoor dog than a dog focused on toys. She has some interest in balls, but is still not entirely clear on the whole fetch thing. She likes to chew on bones, which helps to keep her teeth pearly white.
Don’t let Rosie’s elegant appearance fool you – she is definitely an outdoor dog. She wants out frequently during the day to roam around the yard, inspecting for mice, squirrels, or rabbits that have entered “her” yard. Neither rain nor snow deters her from wanting to get out. She will need a house with a fully fenced secure front or back yard where she can spend time free of a leash. She is not a dog that would be happy in an apartment.
She can spend hours following the scents of the various creatures living underground, occasionally successfully catching one. She loves to lie outside and watch the world go by. Rarely does she react to those passing by, other than to occasionally run up and say hi. When inside, she tries to find a perch with a view out a window, so she can keep a close watch on her domain. She is very curious about her surroundings.
She loves to go on walks. Merely picking up her leash sets off the spins of excitement and soft cries of joy. Good regular walks are essential for her. Walks were shortened due to her recovery, but have been expanding as she recovered. She will soon be ready for long walks.
While a very affectionate dog and always up to give you a spontaneous kiss, she is also fiercely independent. She will always start the night in the family bed, but it is not uncommon for her to shift during the night to the couch in the living room. Similarly, when everyone is outside, she has no issue with coming back into the house on her own for a quiet sleep.
She is content being left home alone, but there are limits to the appropriate length of time to leave her. She can safely have free run of the house when left alone.
She is not crate trained and would be very unhappy in one.
She currently lives with two other dogs and gets along with them. She would likely be happy being the only dog.
She has not been tested with cats or other animals, but does have a strong prey instinct so that should be kept in mind if you have other animals, such as birds, rabbits or hamsters.
She has limited experience with small children but has been fine with the ones she has encountered. She is just a bit shy and a bit afraid at first.
When out for walks, she can be a bit shy at first but warms up quickly and likes to say hi to the people and dogs she meets.
As with people who have recovered from an injury, Rosie should be eased back into full exercise. She should get progressively longer walks over time. Jumping onto and off of furniture should be limited for a few more weeks, as should rough play with other dogs. As she was not allowed to use stairs since she arrived, she might need some training and encouragement to use them.
Please watch the video and see what a great dog Rosie is: https://youtu.be/B8NK7LHu8eo.
Rosie was lovingly fostered by Bob.