Jazzy immediately wins the hearts of strangers with her friendly, outgoing spirit and striking looks. She’s a beautiful 2-3 year old 37lb Aussie mix. She loves to be the object of affection, and eagerly returns the love with sweet kisses and hugs. She is very smart, responsive, fun to play with, and smells great!
She is housebroken and very mellow and well-behaved indoors. She does not chew on things other than her toys, climb on furniture, scratch rugs, beg for food, nag, destroy things, or make messes, and rarely barks. Jazzy is comfortable quietly lounging around at home for long periods of time or cautiously exploring the world around her on walks and woods hikes.
Jazzy’s luxurious coat is soft and silky, and seasonal shedding is manageable with daily brushing. Her fur is not oily and does not stick much to clothing.
She is still very timid when it comes to life in the city and would benefit from being in a home in a country setting. She is easily spooked by engine noises, loud mechanical sounds, and environments where there is a lot going on all around her. Nature brings out the best in Jazzy. Her shepherd instinct really comes to life around farm animals where she will often begin barking and stomping her feet and wagging her magnificent tail!!! Until she can find a forever home where she can be happy and comfortable, her foster family has been spending a lot of time sitting with her on park benches, sidewalks, yards, and front stoops to help her acclimate to the sights and sounds of different neighborhoods. Jazzy can be dog selective on walks & trips to the park, she doesn’t like rambunctious dogs that jump on her & ignore her signals for them to stop, as people we don’t like everyone & can’t expect our dogs to either. Doggie respect goes a long way.
She know “sit”and is learning “stay,” “come,” and “let’s go” commands.
On entry into Foster Care, Jazzy was treated for Lyme disease and Erlichiosis— two tick-borne illnesses. She has a spinal condition that leads to her signature “twisty” gait and posture that comes out most when she is anxious or affectionate/submissive. She is sometimes stiff upon getting up from a nap, but it passes quickly and she is able to enjoy long walks or hikes in the woods. She does well with easy to moderate hiking, avoiding strenuous trails with lots of large steps up and down. But she has already made great gains in her physical agility and stamina, as well as her confidence, and is ready to take on the world in her new furever home♥️