Aug 3, 2019

Breed: Australian Cattle Dog Size: Medium Age: aout 9 months  
Contact: Ruth, r.pfitzner@yahoo.com.au
Activity: Moderate

Thank you for considering an ARF dog. ARF’s NSW Rehoming Organisation Number is R251000000

Most dogs receive several enquiries, and we aim to match the right dog to the right home so that they can enjoy a happy life together. If your enquiry is unsuccessful, rest assured that the foster carer has carefully based their decision on a thorough knowledge and understanding of the dog’s needs.

Tiger-Lily is assessed as being in the Bronze category in our Perfect Match system and will be desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, wormed and available for $350 (incl GST) when she’s ready to set out.

Expressions of interest now being taken for Tiger-Lily.

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Please read through the information about Tiger-Lily carefully, as this girl requires a very special and specific type of home. She will also require a long induction period into her new home and will require multiple meetings and visits with her new owners and home before being placed into the home.

Tiger-Lily is approximately 9 months old. She and her siblings found themselves in the Pound at the age of about 5 months. To the best of our knowledge, these puppies missed out on a lot of socialisation and exposure to life and the big wide world, during their critical development period. As a result of this Tiger-Lily is very fearful of things, particularly people. We have been working very hard to gain her trust and build her confidence over the past few months, however she is still very wary especially with strangers. While she is now able to accept pats from her foster carer, she doesn’t enjoy being picked up or handled and has the potential to become fear aggressive.

We are looking for a home with someone that understands her breed and has experience with managing this type of behaviour, someone who is exceptionally patient and caring, who is willing to put in a lot of hard work. Her new owners would need to be home more often than not, as she would not do well left outside on her own for hours.

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Tiger-Lily is going to best suit a home with no other dogs. She can be a little reactive when she sees another dog on lead but we are working with her on this and seeing some improvement. She is definitely not the type of dog who would enjoy doing to the dog park. Her new home would also require no young children, as she would not cope well with them trying to cuddle her or pick her up. That said,  she does enjoy the company of older children, under strict adult guidance and supervision.

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Some of the positives: Tiger-Lily has good basic obedience (sit, drop, stay, shake) and she is very smart so picks up basic type of training things quickly. She walks nicely on lead and doesn’t pull but can be flighty with unexpected sounds or movements. She is toilet trained and crate trained (a crate is a must for her new home, as this is her safe place) Tiger-lily is currently being muzzle trained (for those times when she must be handled and picked up, such as vet visits)

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Do my ears look big like this?

Tiger-Lily is a very special girl, with a gentle soul. She has so much potential with someone with the time and patience to help her gain trust, build confidence and develop into a well-balanced adult dog.

Tiger-Lily’s foster carer is happy to provide ongoing support and training, particularly while she is settling into her new home.

Please get in touch to talk about our Tiger-Lily.

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