Status:   Adopted

Status: Adopted
Type: Tricolor
Age: 4 years
Gender: Female
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Good with children: Yes
Good with other dogs: Yes
Good with cats: Yes
Housebroken: Yes
Foster Location: Forest Lake, MN
Adoption requirements:
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Description: January 2001

  Tasha is a 4 year old tri colored female Collie who was surrendered to a shelter by her family.  She had had such a terrible case of fleas that she had chewed off most of her fur on her legs and belly.   She must have had the fleas for a very long time to inflict so much damage upon herself.  She also  great sores where the flea bites had caused a skin allergy that she licked and chewed her own skin until it was raw.  All of her bare skin was fiery red due to flea bite dermatitis.  She was literally crawling with fleas, but because of her open wounds and irritated skin a flea dip was out of the question.  The vet applied Frontline which killed the fleas over a 48 hour period.  The poor dear couldn't get comfortable for all of the bites and itching.  After the fleas were gone, the wounds and raw skin healed up nicely.

  Tasha had recently had a litter of puppies.  It seems that she has had many litters.  The vet wanted to wait a month before she was spayed to let her recover from her trauma with the fleas.  She has a very large umbilical hernia which will be repaired at the time of her spay. 

  Tasha is extremely active and needs to run every day.  She "herds" other dogs and chases dogs who chase balls with great intesity.  She rides very well in the car and walks very nicely on a leash.  She loves everyone she meets.  She gives a great groan of satisfaction when she is comfortable.   When she first came into foster, Tasha had terrible separation anxiety when her foster mom left the house, but with time and routine she has learned that her foster mom will come home.  Tasha is a very alpha dog and does best with male dogs.  She loves to play and wrestle with young dogs.  Almost every dog she meets is submissive to her, but she doesn't push her dominance which leads me to think that she is one of the "true alpha" type dogs.

  Tasha was adopted by her foster mom.