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This petite Australian Shepherd (perhaps some border collie in there) girl was found dumped (we actually don’t know if she dumped or came from one of the rural area farms and was trying to find food and was unable to find her way home). Regardless – she obviously did not have a lot of exposure to kindness and she was entirely too thin and tattered so all good. That was then … and this is now! We have given her a date of birth of 12/28/2019.

Shammy has gotten over her initial shyness with people and loves putting her head on her foster's knee for attention but can still play coy. At first meeting she can still be a bit shy but has learned lots from her foster dog family so she is quick to join the pack when it comes to meeting new peeps but don’t expect her to be first in line (she is an aussie after all). She is a smaller girl and weighs in at 32 lbs. She should be about 35 lbs. but that would require a slower metaboliism. She moves (sometimes at the speed of light) – she herds (she has a fabulous innate instinct for herding and her job is to round up everyone for breakfast and dinner). While she is sweeter than sweet she does come complete with those aforementioned instincts so no young kids (under ten) please unless they love being herded and won’t go crying to mom and dad if they are nipped into action. We do not think she is a good candidate for a home with cats – she is as agile as they are and probably quicker and quite probable she can jump on that wardrobe too.

Shammy is an aussie - a working dog – she is active and will need exercise and that doesn’t just mean a big yard – she will need that too – along with high fences. So her family will need to be active – she needs exercise and hikes and walks are just up her alley. Though some would categorize her as a “lethal white” – she has no issues with sight or hearing - nor does she have issue with being a bit stubborn (know your breeds).

Besides being gorgeous with wonderful markings - she is amazingly loyal and adores her canine companions. Her forever home must come with a playful canine friend (or two) who love to play tag and chase and a family that is home more often than not. She has discovered her love of toys – any toys – the more toys the better and she is quite capable of entertaining herself with them if she can’t entice her canine friends to play with her. She still has lots to learn but is incredibly smart and wants a stable, quiet, patient family that will continue her training and make sure she becomes all she can be. She will give back ten-fold.

Shammy is up to date on vaccinations, heartworm negative and on preventative, micro-chipped, spayed and learning all the basics. Shammy is housetrained with a doggy door and while crate trained – not necessary. We will give preference to families that are familiar with working dogs and their antics.

If you are up for a challenge and looking for an exceptional fur friend and are patient and active– please complete an application found here (click on here) and forward to info@enchantmutts.org or click the Adoption Process Link above. Let us know why you think Shammy might be a fit for your family. Shammy's adoption fee is $250 and she will NOT be adopted out of the state of New Mexico.

Special thanks to Joyce Fay for the wonderful pictures!!

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