Staunch freedomista Mary Lou Seymour is an equally staunch dog rescuer. Since November, she’s been dealing with a special case — an Australian cattle dog who needs a very special home. Meet Sweetie:
Here’s ML’s description and contact information from Sweetie’s PetBond listing:
Sweetie the blue heeler needs to be in a one dog home, she wants to be your partner, with no children, no other pets, just you and Sweetie … she was found as a stray last November in Georgia, she has been in several foster homes since. I have been trying to find her a forever home. She is about 1 1/2 yrs old, spayed and UTD on shots, she is light HW positive. She is crate trained and housetrained, and microchipped. She is also deaf (blue eyed dogs often are). She bonds VERY quickly to a human … NO other dogs. She will be your best friend and protector for a lifetime. Contact libertymls1 at gmail.com
Sweetie is currently in a rescue in Aiken, South Carolina. But transport can be arranged to get her to the right home.
A personal note: Australian cattle dogs (heelers) are very smart, unique animals, extremely loyal and loving to their humans. And deaf dogs can be amazing. (I’ve fostered both deaf dogs in general and deaf cattle dogs, specifically. There’s good reason some folks actually seek deafies out and say, deaf dogs rock.) If you don’t have experience with deaf dogs — it’s easier than you think and abundant help can be found online.
ML might differ, but I’d say that knowing (or researching) the breed is more important to a successful adoption than knowing all about deaf dogs.
Sweetie is stressed from being shunted from foster home to foster home and now into the typical chaos of a rescue operation run by an acquaintance of ML’s. But ML knows Sweetie well and says that given a chance to settle in a secure home, she’ll shine. She did get along with dogs in one of her foster homes and currently has a dog buddy at the rescue. But she can be dog aggressive.
Can you help this beautiful girl?
If your home isn’t the one for her, would you pass the word to others you know who might love a special-needs cattle dog?
The young woman with the blurred face in the photo above is not ML; it’s one of Sweetie’s former foster parents.