|Profile Information/tell us more about this pet
||My name is Gemma!
Not only am I a very pretty girl, but my foster mom says I am also very clever. I used to live on a farm where I was getting picked on by the other dogs so I came to Rescue Friends for a new start. I was a little unsure at first but in no time at all I settled right in. You would never know that I wasn’t a “house dog” before. I really like comfy dog beds and sleeping in my crate at night. And not to brag but I never even had an accident in the house. I have a doggy sister who is showing me how to go for walks where I have already met a few friends. There’s a confident kitty who lives here and I am a bit obsessed with her. Foster mom says not every cat would appreciate my attention so might be better that I find a cat free home.
I love the back yard. I run out there first thing in the morning and roll around in the grass and I like to lay outside in a shady spot during the day. I think I would like to have a back yard in my forever home.
I am only about a year old and am silly and playful. I go around the house and find toys and bring them back to my dog bed – sometimes there might even be a sock or two if you leave them on the floor – heh looks like a toy to me!
Enough about me. If you are looking for a sweet girl to be your forever best friend, send in your application and let’s see if we are a match! Adoption fee is $495.
|Pets location (City)
||1 year to 3 years
||Enjoys playing with toys
Moderately Active-Requires a good daily walk
Calm and mild mannered
||A little shy but warms up when you’re nice
|How does this animal behave around men?
|How does this animal behave around women?
|How does this animal behave around children? Check all that apply:
||We haven’t been around kids yet but she seems to want to meet them when we are out walking
|How does this animal behave around dogs? Check all that apply:
||Yes, has lived with dogs
Can be around other dogs with management and proper introductions
|This animal has been introduced to: Check all that apply:
||Small Animals-Not recommended
Well she is a heeler afterall!
|How does this animal behave around strange dogs or other animals? Check all that apply: Check all that aply
||Greets appropriately (nose to tail sniffing)
Stares the other animal down and may stiffen muscles
Very typical Heeler behavior
|DOGS: How does this dog behave around OTHER DOGS and high value food, treats or toys? Check all that apply:
||Gemma is fed in her crate
|DOGS: How does this dog behave around HUMANS and high value food, treats or toys? Check all that apply:
||Lets you take it.
|How does this animal behave around cats?
||Lives with cats but needs guidance
She is very focused on the resident cat and will chase.
||No special requirements
||Already wearing a collar and used to it
Walks nicely on leash
|Being left alone?
||Needs to be crated
Does well in her crate
Solidly housebroken, will bark or pace or scratch door to go outside
Can hold it overnight
||Needs a fence 6 feet high
||Seems unsure of getting into car
||We haven’t tried to trim nails yet
|Any additional comments regarding temperament that haven’t been covered by the questions above?
||Gemma is very obedient and would do well on an acreage or in the city as long as she is part of a family.