9 year old Dora is a gem! This 75 pound Australian Shepherd mix is looking for a rest of her lifetime home. Dora has been well socialized. She is good with other dogs, cats and children over 6 years old.

Dora has been the devoted dog to an elderly woman who now has dementia. Because she was raised by someone who stays at home most of the time, Dora is not accustomed to a life where she is left completely alone. She spends her days in the company of people and other dogs and it would be perfect if she could find a home where this would continue.

It would be in Dora’s best interest to be adopted by someone who is willing and able to take her for daily walks. Currently she has a dog walker who takes her for hour long walks. We are told she is fine on leash. Getting regular exercise and watching her caloric intake (not too many treats!) will help Dora lose some of the extra weight she is carrying. That will also help her joints feel better, she does have some arthritis. A joint support supplement could help Dora move more comfortably. At this time we are told she can still do stairs but we’d bet a home with too many could be hard on her.

Dora had her teeth cleaned last year. She receives cytopoint injections for allergies. Dora has had regular veterinary care; this is great and should be continued by her adopter. During the day Dora goes out for a potty break about every 4 hours.

Described as “loving and curious”, we are told that Dora wags her whole body when she greets you. Because she does so well with other dogs and is used to having them around, it sounds as though she’d be very happy in a home with another dog to be pals with. Dora will bark to let you know she’d like some attention.

We think Dora sounds like an all around, terrific dog. She is ready for her next home and we’d love to believe it will be her forever home.

Dora is located in Shoreline, WA. For contact information please email: referrals@olddoghaven.org

This is a courtesy post. Dora is not an Old Dog Haven dog. We urge prospective adopters to do their own evaluation.