#2482 – Scottie, AKA Scottie Girl

Status:   Adopted

Status: Adopted
SCOTTIE, AKA Scottie Girl
Type: Rough sable and white
DOB: July 11, 2001
Gender: Female
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Good with children: Yes, with older kids
Good with cats: Yes
House broken: Yes
Foster Location: Paullina, IA
Special needs: Needs Fence & companion dog
Adoption requirements:
Available for adoption with an application & home visit. Don't hesitate to complete our adoption application form
Adoption Fee: Click here for fee
Description: “Beam me home” says Scottie!

Our Scottie is an absolutely beautiful, 6+ year old, Collie girl with perfectly tipped ears and thick, sable and white fur. She was dearly loved by her previous owners, but has had more than her share of bad luck. In her first family the husband died suddenly of an illness and then, less than two years later, the wife died in a car accident. Through no fault of her own, Scottie was homeless. A kind neighbor took her in, but found that Scottie and the resident Rottweiller weren’t a good match. The Rottie didn’t understand the kind of chasing/herding games that Scottie wanted to play, and he refused to let her anywhere near his toys. Also, Scottie has a strong, herding instinct and wanted to herd the young grandchildren at her new home. It became obvious that Scottie would be happier in another environment and she came to MWCR.

In her foster home Scottie finally has some Collie companions to play with. She gets along well with the other dogs and is slowly learning how to engage in and even initiate playtime. She is courteous with the resident cats and doesn’t chase them, and she is curious and puzzled by the family bird.

Scottie is a big girl (88 pounds) and definitely needs to slim down a little before bikini season. Her foster mom has her on a reduced calorie diet that combines green beans with special dry food, and she is working on an exercise program. Since she didn’t have a playmate at her previous home, Scottie became something of a couch potato and needs to be encouraged to be active. She is highly food motivated and her foster mom gives her green beans as little “treats.”

Scottie is as well mannered as she is beautiful. She is perfectly house broken and can be left alone without any fear of destructiveness. She knows “sit,” “lie down,” “come,” and “let’s eat,” (her personal favorite). When she needs to go outside, she will signal by whimpering at the door, and when her foster mom knocks on the window, she knows it is time for her to come back inside. She can handle stairs, though she sometimes needs a little pat on the rump to encourage her, but then she hops up them like a little bunny (okay, a very big bunny). She rides well in the car and walks well on her leash. Scottie is a fairly quiet Collie though she will bark at vehicles when outside and when inside she will chime in if the other Collies are barking.

Scottie sometimes limps on her front foot, but the vet doesn’t feel this is a serious condition. She has some medication that he recommended giving her when she is limping, but her foster mom has only needed to medicate her one time. Once she loses the necessary weight, the limping may resolve entirely.

Scottie is a loving, happy girl who is looking for a forever family. She will need a fenced yard to keep her from wandering off and from chasing cars. She would love to have a friendly doggy companion to keep her company and to help her work off those extra pounds. She would be a good playmate for older children, but her herding instinct and mouthing (she has never bitten) might be intimidating to little ones. Because she has already lost two loving homes, it is particularly important that this sweet girl finds a home that will cherish her forever. “Beam me home, family.”