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Valerie

Gender: Female
Breed: Beagle
Secondary Breed: Blue Heeler (Australian Cattle Dog)
Status: Adoptable

AN ACTIVE AND SMART GIRL:  6 years old / 50 lbs.  Mostly Mutts adoption facility is open Mon-Sat. 11-4pm.  Some of us are in foster homes so please call 770-272-6888 1st to find out if I’m available to meet during the week.  Hi there, I’m Valerie!  I’m a great dog looking for an all adult home without other pets.  That’s what I have in my foster home and I just love it!  You see I lived at the MM facility for quite some time and have patiently waited for my foster home.  Don’t get me wrong as MM’s is a great place, I’m just not the kind of dog that does well in a shelter environment.  Now that I’ve been in my foster home for over a month, the folks at MM’s can truly see what a great dog I am!  In my foster home, I’m a very laid-back and happy girl!  My potty manners have been fantastic, I haven’t gotten into anything I shouldn’t, I don’t even get on the furniture as I’m happy to just lay on my nice doggie bed when we’re all hanging out watching TV.  I’m not crated either as I simply don’t need a crate.  I’ve been a quiet girl too and only barked a few times.  I enjoy car rides too!  When the extended family came to visit (9 adults) I gently greeted each of them and welcomed them into the home.  I do try to run out when the doors are open, so please be careful with that!  I love going for long walks, but I will pick up anything I find along the way and try to eat it, so please don’t let me do that!  I enjoy a good game of fetch, but you won’t ever see me drop a ball until you throw another – seems I just have to keep it in my mouth!  I’ve just been a great girl in my foster home!  When I was living at the shelter, I had some real challenges like being possessive of my food and guarding my toys as well as guarding anything I had in my mouth.  I was stressed, so there were a couple bites over things like this.  I was also fearful in my crate and nipped a finger that a child stuck in my crate.  (it’s never a good idea to do that).  My trainer learned that I would trade what I had for a treat, so that was helpful.  I’m a proud graduate of the Mostly Mutts University training program! I have mastered ALL of the MMU commands, which include: ‘sit’, ‘stay’, ‘lie down’, ‘come’, 'drop it', ‘leave it’, 'go to your place', & loose leash walking. I've also learned to wait patiently at doorways before walking through them on command though I need a refresher for that in my foster home, & to accept nice strangers without jumping.  I shouldn’t live in a home with dogs, cats or birds as I met a cat & bird at MM’s & was way too interested in them.  Likewise, a home without dogs is what I need, just so there aren’t problems with sharing my resources.  And I see little dogs as prey but when on walks I don’t mind passing other dogs.  A home with no kids is also best for me due to the behaviors listed above.  You’ll probably notice that I sit a bit to one side - the vet thinks it’s an old ligament injury.  I take Glucosamine to help with it, & it doesn't slow me down at all.  I easily enjoy a several mile walk a day, so grab my leash & let's go!  I’m curious, lovable & friendly, & can’t wait to find my new family!  Energy level: 5-7.  I'm current on vaccinations, micro-chipped, spayed & my adoption fee is $299.00 which also includes an engraved name tag, Martingale collar & leash.

 

 

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The mission of Mostly Mutts Animal Rescue and Adoption, Inc. is to work closely with animal control officers and other rescue organizations to reduce the number of animals entering into and being euthanized at local shelters.  Mostly Mutts provides housing, health care, training, physical and emotional care to adoptable animals, while we work toward finding them a loving home.  Mostly Mutts is also involved in the community with education and awareness programs primarily in the Metro Atlanta Area