Lassie

My name is Lassie and I’m about 8 years old and weigh 8 pounds. I came to the shelter as a stray and was pregnant with my two puppies. They have both been adopted, but I’m still waiting for my furever home.  

I’m a shy girl.  I don’t like to be picked up, cuddled or get kisses, but I’ve gotten much better.  I freeze when foster mom picks me up, but now I relax and will sit in her lap for hours.  I’m always so happy to see her when she comes home.  I smile and wag my tail and go close to her to say hi. Foster mom and I play “touch.”  She says “touch” and I touch her finger with my nose or get a treat.  I like playing touch! 

No one knows why I don’t like to be picked up.  I could have been dropped or something in my life before the rescue, maybe that’s how I broke my leg, but I can’t tell anyone.  I just need a family with patience who will work with me and gain my trust.  I would do best in a house with other dogs to model positive interactions with people for me. I’m leash and kennel trained, house broken, and I know how to use the dog door.  I am still a flight risk and am probably not a good travel companion right now.

I do have an occasional focal seizure. I’m still aware, but my body shakes and twists.  I only have one every month or two and the vet said they aren’t severe enough or frequent enough to be on medication for them.  When I have had them, foster mom just holds me and talks to me calmly.  The Vet also said my heart murmur is so low grade, a 1 out of 6, that I don’t need to be on medication for that either.

Foster mom told me she will be picky when finding my home because I deserve to be a spoiled girl and she wants to find me the exact right furever home for me.


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