CollingwoodToday, in partnership with the Georgian Triangle Humane Society, brings you a regular feature highlighting a special pet that is in need of adoption.
Oh hi there humans, my name is Callie. I'm a beautiful little one-year-old girl and at just shy of 60lbs, I'd say I'm a pretty darn near perfect size. And how gorgeous is this stripey brindle coat of mine? I can humbly say, I'm even more beautiful in person!
As you may have guessed, I arrived here with a lot of these other current doggies as part of the transfer program, after making one heck of a trip down here from way up north.
So, let's talk more about ME! Besides being heart-breakingly beautiful (haha) and sweet as can be, it's very important that you understand that I'm a VERY shy and nervous young lady. Like, very very shy and nervous.
It makes it tough sometimes 'cause everyone sees this gorgeous dog and immediately wants to come to say "hi!" but holy moly, that is SUPER scary for me!
I have a lot of potential to be an absolutely amazing companion for one lucky person or family, but a big part of that success will land on my new human's patience with me and leadership. If you have experience with shy, fearful and underexposed doggies, oh man, you sound like my perfect person!
I'll go ahead and say that pretty much every new person and every new thing is a bit unnerving for me right now, but when I'm outside vs. inside, I'm a completely different dog. Outside is definitely when I'm most comfortable, a bit more brave, and not as nervous of everything. Due to this, I will definitely be looking to find a home with a nice big fenced backyard so that I can have lots and lots of safe, secure outside time.
And walks...well...I haven't been out for many leash walks since arriving at GTHS. I've just been too fearful to go too far from the Animal Center, but the GTHS humans are slowly working on this with me. I will need continued support, understanding, and patience from my new family as we learn to navigate leash walks together. I am surprisingly strong too! So the GTHS humans have been working on getting me used to a harness for better control on my walks as well.
The GTHS humans say that the good news is that I am quite food motivated and sure do love getting tasty treats, so having a supply of lots of yummy snacks to go along with positive encouragement will go a long way when it comes to working together.
An ideal home environment for me would be one that's not too busy...a quiet neighbourhood or rural property without too much stimulantation will help me get off to a great start in my new home. Due to the fact that I'm pretty sensitive still around loud sounds, quick movements...anything unexpected really, the GTHS humans think I'd do best in a home with no tiny humans (12+ please). I hope that's okay.
I am also a bit choosey when it comes to my canine friends and although I've had some good playtime with certain dogs, I haven't gotten along so well with others. So, the GTHS humans are recommending I be the only doggie in the home please and it would be great if my new family could help me with slow and positive introductions to other social doggies friends.
I really am such a sweet and very affectionate girl once I get to know you. I'm just really going to be looking to you for reassurance and guidance during our first bit of time together and while I learn that new people, places and things aren't so scary (in fact, they say some of these can actually be pretty fun!).
My adoption fee is $400 and includes my spay, up to date vaccinations, de-wormer and a microchip.
I can't wait to meet my special someone soon and start this (kind of scary but) fun new chapter together.
*If you are interested in adopting me, please visit our main adoptions page (https://www.gths.ca/animals-
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