Available for interstate adoption
Cute and cuddly
Medium Female Kelpie x Staffordshire Bull Terrier Mix Dog
- Rescue group:
- Precious Paws Animal Rescue
- PetRescue ID:
My name is Willow.
I really enjoy being outside in the yard and can run at amazing speed for the game of chasing with my foster sisters. In the mornings we all run out and bark at the cows then we play games. I really like the sound of my own voice and like all staffy dogs I make growly noises when playing tug of war with the other dogs or chasing bubbles.
The game of fetch is a favourite and mum has a number of balls that she throws, she lets me know which one is mine by saying my name before the ball is thrown and I will chase it and bring it back to her. I love to play catch with the tennis ball, this is where the ball is thrown and I try to catch it on the full and we cannot forget bounce where the ball is bounced and I jump to catch it in the air– mum says the words so that the dogs know what is about to happen.
I am a water baby and enjoy the little pools that we have in the yard, I plop down in the water and lounge around after a big game, blowing bubbles then jump up and dig the water so that is splashes all over me and anyone close. I love the hose and try to help mum with the hose – I like to carry it when the water flows.
Love my food and to chew marrow bones. I like to eat these alone for a time so that I can feel safe with my food.
Really enjoy gardening- and have dug the odd hole to bury my bones, then I dig them up again and spend ages chewing and munching on the big marrow bones. Mmmmm! I have beautiful teeth. You may see me sniffing and jumping around the yard or garden, this is my lizard hunting game that I play – showed the other furbabies in my house and now we are a band of lizard hunters.
I have a great harness, it is pink which I must wear when on the lead, some things still frighten me a bit out there in the business of town and I tend to bark, but can be quietened with a cuddle and head rub.
Cats are my friends, I love to be close to them, to sit by them, to look into their eyes and lick the on the head, sometimes the older cats are cranky so I try to keep away.
I get along with other dogs when I have had a chance to meet them properly and love to play puppy games – fun is my middle name…I have also learnt to be really gentle with our sick dog in the house and play in slow-mo with her. Sometimes we just sit on the bed together. I’m clever that way.
I have a high level of energy and need fencing that is secure, to keep me safe as I do not understand traffic or the danger on the road but I will come back when you call me. I can find the flaws in the large dog wire fence at my house now but I will just wait in the paddock to come back in the yard.
When I get tired I take myself to bed. I am crate trained. I find that it is a good place to think and reflect when things become hectic or I am anxious.
Love to play bitey face with my older fur-sister and we can be quiet so mum does not hear us when we are inside. Love cuddles. Love to lick my humans. Sometimes I forget and I will jump up because I love my people sooo much and I am only young.
I have been told that I am clever – can work things out and will come back to have a go at anything. I am a 3D dog – I look up into the sky and find things like the man in the kite that flew over, the helicopter and some birds. The game of catch the bubbles is also a looking up game and a jumping game- can never seem to catch them but it is fun
I have learnt to sit, drop, stay and come - especially when rewards are around. Sometimes I forget so will need a calm and loving person to continue this with me to reinforce it as life is so exciting that my focus is elsewhere.
To sum me up I am a high energy, mid-sized dog that loves the outdoors, am learning the commands, can be very excited at play and having fun - that can turn into a big smooch on the couch when it is just us watching the telly. I need love, security and understanding as I grow and develop into the best companion you could want.