Disabled? Special needs? Don’t tell Wriglee that! There is nothing going to hold back this amazing girl!
Wriglee is a stunning Australian shepherd. She is a Double Merle. This happens due to irresponsible breeding. Some people know this as albino. Due to being a Double Merle, Wriglee is hearing impaired and partially blind. In her current home she relies on her canine companions to show her the ropes and has been able to master getting around a 12 acre farm with their guidance! She is house trained and adapts to her surrounding fairly quickly. She struggles when outdoors in the sun due to the lack of pigment in her eyes so she is not left out for long periods of time during the peak sun hours. She will instinctively stay to the shady areas where possible. But she loves to run and play.
in her short life she has been exposed to lots of other dogs, farm animals, and cats and gets along great with all of them! Wriglee is very smart and already has mastered sit, shake, and high five. She loves to play fetch. She does have separation anxiety that is paired with chewing. She is given rawhide bones and lots of chew toys to help deter the chewing but it is something that will need worked on in her new home. She also needs continued work on leash skills.
She would flourish in a family that has another dog to help show her the ropes and give her guidance. If you are up for a truly amazing dog- apply today for Wriglee!
Breed: Australian Shepherd
Age: DOB 3/10/19
Weight: 23 pounds
Vaccinations: Up to date
Microchipped: Will be prior to adoption
Medical: Wriglee is partially blind and deaf due to being a Double Merle Australian shepherd.
BASED ON OUR OBSERVATIONS:
Good with Children: Yes- previously lived with school aged children
Good with Dogs: Yes- has been around multiple other dogs and does well.
Good with Cats: Yes- was living with cats and does well.
Adoption Donation: 450.00
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