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Brittany (medium coat)  : :  Female (spayed)  : :  Young  : :  Medium

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Contact IA Sissy-1639's Caretaker/Foster Directly: Darrel & Sue Ballantyne (seballantyne@aol.com), (319) 624-2632

About IA Sissy-1639

  • Status: Adopted!
  • Species: Dog
  • Rescue ID: D090161
  • General Color: Orange
  • Location: IA
  • Housetrained: Yes

Dog Story:
Meet Spunky Little Sissy! Sissy is approximately two years old. She’s a very small, petite Brittany (27 lbs, 18” tall) with a lot of energy and enthusiasm and sometimes gets so excited that she gets a little rough with her play. Owners said she hated cats and would kill them, but in a temporary foster home with a very confident cat, she would follow the cat around and bat a paw at it to try and entice it to play, but never attacked it.

She loves attention and will follow you around from room to room and is great with other dogs. She would probably do best with older children because of her swift movements and speed. She needs an obedience class and lots of exercise. She would probably be a good dog for agility training. She loves to cuddle and will sleep in bed if allowed, but current foster home is working on that and she has slept the night on a dog bed.
She is very interested in birds and with training, could probably be a good hunting dog. In her foster home she has caught a young bird and brought it to the foster parents on the patio. Having been used primarily as a breeding dog, Sissy didn't really have a childhood of her own, but is enjoying being a puppy now! Even though she's 2, she acts like a puppy -- including the usual puppy mischief of chewing on items left laying about, getting into trash, etc. We were told she HATED crates (probably because she was in one so much), but foster home has been able to crate her without problem -- she's learning it's just for a short time now -- and we even caught her sleeping in her crate one day! She's a good car rider, not afraid of storms, and she loves being with other dogs and we would prefer to place her in a home with another canine companion.
Secure fencing is a MUST.  Sissy has proven herself to be a bit of an escape artist if given the least bit of opportunity with a small fence opening. 
Sissy will be spayed at the beginning of August and will not be available to go to a new home until mid-August, but we’ll be happy to accept adoption applications now.
Sissy was originally owned for breeding purposes. She had two sets of pups in six months, and in the last litter (April 2009), all but three died, so her owners decided to surrender her to ABR.

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