Daily Archives: January 19, 2012
Update 25/01: Cricket has been rescued by AWDRI and will be put through her vetting etc before flying to her adoptive home in Brisbane.
This little girl is a very quite girl who enjoys her human company, she is very affectionate. She appears to have Corgi legs and is very small for her age. She is very gentle in her approach to someone. She was a real joy to be in the yard with and would make a good companion and loyal friend.
Further assessment information below.
Taz was found as a stray and handed in to a vet clinic in Caboolture and after passing his impoundment period he is now in the care of AWDRI and available to adopt.
He is a typical young, active pup who does require training, exercise and mental stimulation but is loving and affectionate and has his basic commands down pat now.
‘Chilli’ is a male 6 year-old purebred Kelpie. He came into the shelter 2 weeks ago after I visited his owner while working as an Inspector. He was skinny and tethered on a tangled chain to a tyre in the backyard in his own poo. I left a sticker and that night the owner came into the shelter and surrendered him, writing on the surrender form that he didn’t want him because he jumps fences. I have since spoken with the owner who told me that Chilli hasn’t jumped fences since he was 1-2 years old (he is now 6) and the fence he jumped was 4-5 foot high. The owner stated that he hasn’t been given an opportunity to jump any fences since then. I assumed this means because he began tying Chilli up all the time, as I observed when I found him. The yard he was in when I visited was unfenced.
Chilli is typically intelligent and very responsive to commands. He already knows ‘sit’, ‘down’ and possibly other tricks we have not discovered yet His owner stated that Chilli has been obedience trained. He does it all just for praise. You don’t even need any treats to bribe him. He LOVES fetching – anything from sticks to balls to ear plugs (if that is all he can find lying on the shelter floor). He is friendly and affectionate, a very happy and expressive dog. Chilli is currently skinny but has already started to put on weight at the shelter so will be back at a healthy weight again in no time. The owner stated that Chilli came from a litter of unwanted farm dogs. His parents were working dogs. Chilli has happily lived with other dogs in the past – including a Malamute, a Foxie/Silky, Border Collies and other Kelpies.
He has passed a behavior assessment and appears to have no health issues