Adopted: Callie

Callie

Hi! I am the cutest, wiggliest, happiest little girl around!

Quick Facts:

  • Breed: Beagle/Shepherd mix
  • Gender: Female, spayed
  • Age: 1 year old
  • Size: 33 lbs
  • Good with…
  • Dogs? Yes, most dogs
  • Cats? Not yet tested
  • Kids? Not yet tested

History

Hello everybody! My name is Callie! What’s yours?

I am a beautiful (if I say so myself) beagle/shepherd mix who was found as a stray in Kentucky. We don’t know much about my past, but I was in a high kill shelter down there when the kind folks at the Bowling Green/Warren County Humane Society took a shine to me and, with the help of Cayuga Dog rescue, whisked me up north to a foster home. I’ve been at my foster home for just a couple of weeks, and I’m really looking forward to finding my just right “furever” home!!

Personality

I really, really want to be a member of your family! From the moment I stepped out of the crate and met my foster parents, I was totally at ease with them. You’d think that being in a shelter would have made me a bit shy and wary of strangers, but my tail was wagging immediately and I was all ready to give them loads of kisses. Even on the drive to their house, I could hardly keep from hopping into the front seat to get to know my foster dad.

My foster parents tell me that I’m just about the perfect dog! I’m easy on the eyes, with my lustrous black coat and rusty-colored face markings. My ears are trimmed with a delicate border of that rusty color—very chic!

My energy level is high, but not hyper. I’m still young and have puppy energy, but I take it out in play. I enjoy playing with my nylon antler, and if I’m doing something naughty (like chewing something I shouldn’t), you can distract me by just calling me over and giving it to me. In fact, I’m easily redirected when I’m doing something that I shouldn’t. Just call my name, and I’ll come over with my tail wagging to find out what I should be doing.

My foster parents gave me a huge Hannah Montana towel that’s about ten times bigger than me. I’m very versatile amusing myself with it. If I’m feeling energetic, I’ll drag it around the house, get tangled in it, shake it around, or cover myself with it and walk around—that always gets a laugh! When I get tired, I’ll push it around until it’s a nice, cozy nest for me to take a snooze.

They say that I am very, very smart. From the first day, I knew my name and came when I was called. In the short time I’ve been with them, I’ve almost mastered “sit” and I am working on “wait.” I am very observant and alert and a great watch dog. I make sure that you know when a visitor comes by barking, but once you know it, my job is done and I quiet down.

I love going for walks. When I walk on the leash, I pull a little, but a gentle correction gets me walking in step with my foster dad right away. I’m definitely not able to be off leash. I’ve seen squirrels, and I think that chasing them is super fun! So (sigh) the leash is a must. A fenced in yard would be ideal for me!

I love treats and I work hard for them. I’m learning to use good manners with my foster brother Luke, too. My foster dad has been working on impulse control with me and I will wait my turn to get a treat from him while Luke gets his treat. I’ve just started that, but I’m doing really well.

Speaking of my foster brother, I have to admit that I’m a bit bossy with him. Nothing terrible, but if he’s having fun with a toy, I want to have fun with it too! But he’s a little timid and he doesn’t understand that I just want to play.

I am very, very affectionate—a real love bug. I love being with my people and I will just sit and look at you and look at you with my big brown eyes to get your attention. Once I have your attention, my tail starts wagging and I come over for a patting session and a belly rub. Then I’m happy to give you the most delicate kisses, over and over. If you let me, I will join you on the couch or the bed and put my head in your lap and just bask in the petting. By the way, if you don’t want me on the couch or bed, that’s no problem. Just tell me and I won’t even think of getting up there.

I am crate trained, but going into the crate is not my most favorite activity. Once you coax me in, I may bark a bit, but then I’ll go to sleep. Just put a chew toy in there with me and I’ll be fine.

Oh—and best of all, I’m practically potty trained. Right now I’m on a schedule, but I’m really getting the hang of it and will be totally trained in no time!

Cohabitation

As you can see, I get along just great with just about everybody! I love being with my people and all you have to do is to look at me to get my tail wagging. I haven’t been around those funny little people they call kids yet, but I am so friendly and sweet, I’ll bet that I’d get along with kids just fine. I don’t know if I’d get along with cats because my instinct to chase (such fun!) is so strong that I think that I would give them a run for their money. But if you have cats, the folks at Cayuga will arrange a test.

Favorite Activities

  • Cuddling with you and kissing you!
  • Working for treats
  • Chewing on my nylon antler—especially when you hold it
  • Playing with my Hannah Montana towel—especially if you join in!
  • Running around the yard and digging holes
  • Going for nice, long walks that give me the chance to do a lot of sniffing

Medical

The vet has just checked me out and she says that I’m in perfect health! No problems whatsoever! And when I have to take medicine, no problem! Pills? Just put them in my food and I’ll gobble them right down. Ear drops? I’ll stay still for them, like the lady I am!

Summary

So that’s my story! I am a super sweet, affectionate young lady who can’t wait to find a home where I can just have fun playing with you and sharing the cuddles. Could that be your home?

If you are interested in adopting me, please fill out an online adoption application and live close to Ithaca, Syracuse, Binghamton, Rochester, or Elmira. We do home visits on every applicant, and can’t do home visits where we don’t have local volunteers.

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