Holly the Shollie (German Shepherd x Rough Collie) is looking for a loving new home without poultry or hooved livestock.
Holly was born June 23rd, 2022 in Bayview WA. We have had her since she was 9 weeks old. We have a small farm that she was intended to become a working member of, but she has demonstrated a profound inability to herd in any helpful capacity. Additionally, while she does have self control with birds like our pigeon, chickens, ducks, and geese - that self control only exists under supervision. If left unattended, she no longer believes in leaving the birds alone. We thought we had made it over the hump, after so many months of training, but she has broken our trust for the final time, and we are out of patience. She is not suited to life on a farm.
She does not travel well via automobile, she gets car sick and then makes a mess. She'd be best suited to a home with at least one homebody, and a large fenced yard, because taking her anywhere by vehicle is a chore.
Now that her cons have been laid out honestly, here are the pros.
Holly has excellent recall to both voice and whistle. She is incredibly affectionate, and loves people of all ages (although sturdy children used to large dogs would be preferred since she is so high energy). She knows the commands sit, lay down, rollover/give me the belly, stay, wait, up, down, go, kennel, outside, bring it, drop it, and so many more.
She loves dogs of all sizes, and can get along with just about any other dog. Holly also loves cats, and her true talent is playing gently with and socializing kittens. Video of her at 6 months old playing with a kitten in the link provided. (https://www.reddit.com/r/AnimalsBeingBros/s/VqkbN4VPgJ) She has helped socialize our last 3 kittens to dogs. That said, she has NEVER been left alone with cats or any other animals beside dogs. She is either tethered, or kenneled when she can not be supervised directly.
Holly is spayed, vaccinated, and micro chipped already. She does not go potty indoors, although she has submissive peed when she was scolded too harshly. She can use a doggy door. She eats a high protein sporting dog diet to keep her weight up.
She will make a fabulous family dog. And she deserves to live that life.
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