We always have animals looking for new homes, many of which have “special needs”. Never under-estimate the love an adopted animal has to give.
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Thank you for your interest in adopting!
Before completing our online application please read the following:
Our adoption process involves multiple steps and it typically takes up to 2 weeks from the time we receive your application to the time your adoption is finalized. This process can take longer when puppies are involved since no puppy adoptions are finalized until they are spayed/neutered. We reserve the right to deny any application without explanation.
1.We do not normally adopt to adults under 25 years of age, however, exceptions will be made based on the organization’s assessment of the individual maturity of the adopter.
2.All of our dogs and/or puppies are in foster homes. We do not schedule private “Meet and Greets” without a processed application. Our Adoption Fee starts at $250.
3.We can adopt an animal ‘out of state’, but you must be willing to travel to where the pet is being fostered, and transport the animal yourself after the adoption.
4.We cannot place a hold on a dog for you. If you are not ready to adopt, please do not complete an application until you are ready to do so.
5.If you have other animals (dogs/cats) in your home, they must be up-to-date on vaccinations, heartworm testing (dogs), and on monthly heartworm preventative (dogs). We will verify this with your veterinarian.
6.If you do not own the property you live in, you must provide the owner/landlord’s name and phone number. We will contact them to verify that you are permitted to have the pet you are applying for.
7.If you are getting ready to move or are in the process of moving, please do not complete an application until after you are settled in your new home. Please be advised that we reserve the right to conduct a Home Visit if we feel it is necessary before placing an animal with you.
8.Please make sure to fully complete your application; leaving questions blank or not including phone numbers will delay your application (this especially true when we post puppies, incomplete applications are not processed until last).
9.Once your online application is completed, it can take our volunteers 5 days to process it (longer if we have a litter of puppies posted). If we have questions about your application, we will call or email you. You must respond in order to get your application fully processed.
10.Adoption application approval means you are approved to adopt an animal from us, it does not mean you are necessarily approved for the animal you applied for. There may be specific circumstances in your home that do not make it a good fit for one animal, but it may be a fine fit for another.
11.Once your application is approved by the processers it is sent to the person fostering the dog you have applied for. They will make the decision on whether the animal that you applied for is the right fit for you and your home. They may also choose to initially contact you via email or phone. If you do not respond promptly to their email or phone call, they will move on to the next applicant.
12.Once you have met the dog and the adoption is approved, we have a minimum 24-hour waiting period before the adoption is finalized.
13.Once your new pet is home with you, we recommend taking then to a veterinarian of your choice within 10-14 days of adoption for a general check-up, especially for dogs or puppies that have been recently spayed or neutered.
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Hey everyone! Tryston here, or as mom likes to call me Sir Grumps-A-Lot! I am a stunning five-year-old Australian Shepherd who came to Speak! St. Louis in April 2017. I was in horrible condition! My fur was matted, I smelled awful, had intestinal worms, had trachea damage and was heartworm positive. If that isn't enough, I am also blind. I was not born blind, but instead, I am blind as a result of a systemic infection such as distemper. My blindness was totally preventable had I been given my yearly vaccinations. My previous owner failed me on almost every possible level. As a result of such abuse, I have minimal trust in humans, especially women. I do not bite, but will growl and act very scary, so people will leave me alone. I am being fostered in the South County Area of St. Louis, Missouri. Thegood news about me: Living with my foster family has given me much more confidence. I am always comfortable with my foster dad, but for some reason, ladies make me a bit nervous. Every time my mom would pet me or talk to me I would growl. Nothing serious, just a little "hey leave me alone." Thankfully, my mom didn't leave me aloneand she would continue to baby me and sing to me until one day I realized she wasn't so bad. It took a very long time but now every time I hear her voice I do little tap dances and wiggle my butt. I get so excited to "see" her! She now calls me Fred Astaire because she loves my dancing! That better than Sir Grumps-A-Lot, I think! Dad, on the other hand, can pet me as much as he wants! I would love to stay with my foster family, but mom and dad think I would do better in a quieter home. I actually live with seven other dogs, and let me tell you,they are crazy. Six of them are Border Collies! (What were mom and dad thinking?) Don't they know that Aussies are better than Border Collies. Hrmph! So what would I like in my new home you ask? Well, for starters, I would just like a parent(s) who simply love me for me. Maybe a steak dinner, on occassion, butnothing too extravagant.I would do best as either being an only dog or maybe with one calm, confident dog. I do live with cats, but I get excited and bark at them. Since I get nervous easily, I would also do better without children. Mom thinks I would do best with a very dog-savvy person that could deal with my anxiety and reactivity. I guess this is a lot to ask, but what I givein return is the best buddy in the world who will totally adore you. I am also pretty gorgeous, so I will make great eye candy! What do you say, will you give me a chance? Please fill out an application at http://www.speakstlouis.com/forms/adoption-application/
Bennett is a wonderful 8 1/2 year old boy who has had a rough life and knew very little of the world around him; until recently. Last year, he was rescued by Speak and he now knows people are kind, he always gets his meals and things are good. He is being fostered in the Collinsville, Illinois area. Because Bennett is still learning the world around him, he is hesitant with new people but he warms up nicely. He is deaf (but hears some sounds) and possibly vision impaired in his right eye but he doesnt let anything stop him. He is good on a leash once that trust is there. He knows some touch and hand signals for come, and sit and no. He loves getting pets all over especially under his chin and a nice massage on his sides is lovely when he's sleepy. He is not food aggressive but enjoys a good meal. He would ideally do best in a home as the only dogor with another very mellow non dominant dog; as he will make a mean face' on occassion. This is not him being aggressive, just simply saying "I don't see so well, and this is my space". Bennett is a furry shadow and enjoys being with his people! Little kids are not his cup of tea, as he gets pretty frightened of all that movement from tiny people so a home without a lot of commotion is certainly ideal. Bennett would make a lovely companion for an older couple who's kids are out of the house, or for someone in a quieter household. He enjoys long naps during the day, but isn't too fond of being left alone a lot. He does not need a crate being the lounge lizard he is... he is fine with his over-sized memory foam bed that is so comfy. He is potty trained and will do his business on command as soon as he's outside. Bennett is a truly wonderful, amazing, and handsome man who is looking for a place he can relax, unwind and enjoy the little things in life which he so deserves.If you are interested in this loyal, loving guy who simply wants to be your best friend, please apply here:https://www.speakstlouis.com/forms/adoption-application/
Meet Nash! This wonderful youngboy is aball of luxurious white fur. Nashcame to Speak! St. Louis rescue when his former owners did not have the time for him. We quickly realized that Nash is quite thedynamic boy. Everyone who meets this sweet soul falls in love.Nash is also quite the ham! He is always posing and never takes a bad photo. Nash is also the life of the part and has quite a playful side. Nash is a beautiful, 1 1/2 year old, deaf Australian Shepherd (with a tail). Hecertainly doesn't let his hearing deficiency slow him down one bit. Nash is an lively boy who already knows several basic hand signals. He LOVES to play with other dogs and would love to have a playmate with a similar energy level. His ideal family would be on that is active, or potentially someone who would like a jogging companion, has an interestin agility, flyball or evena friendly Frisbee competition. He is being fostered in the South County Area of St. Louis, Missouri. Nash is potty trained; crate trained and overall well behaved in the home. His ideal family should have a visible fence, herding breed experience and no children under 10 years of age.Nash is neutered, up-to-date on all vaccinations, and will require monthly preventatives for fleas, ticks and heartworms.If you are interested in this beautiful white burst of dynamism, you may submit your adoption application: https://www.speakstlouis.com/forms/adoption-application/
Hi there! I'm Aura! I am an 1 1/2 year old female Australian shepherd. My foster parents say that I am a little girl with a BIGpersonality. I am being fostered in the Mt. Olive, Illinois area. Speaking of personality, I sometimesdo things a tad differently than my foster siblings. For example, when my foster siblings go outside to play they run around in all different directions. I,on the other hand, have a certain path I like to follow.....but I still playwith my foster siblings. If I get overly excited inside, I may run in circles. My foster mom is a trainer so she helps redirect me so I don'trunin circles. She gets out a special mat when I'm overly excited and Igo lie down on it andreceive treats! The mathelps me relax when there is a lot going on around me. I also take some medicine to help me focus. Foster mom puts 1 pill in with my meals and I gobble it up. (She thinks she'ssneaky!)She wants you to knowthat my medicine doesn't cost much and theyget it froma nearby pharmacy. I should also inform you that I am deaf due to merle-to-merle (color pattern)breeding. I have learned a lotof commands including: sit, lie down, wait before going outside, and wait before eating my food. I am potty trained butmy foster parents think I have anodd way of notifying themwhen I need to do my business. I guess most dogs go to the door and whine....not me, I run around the house barking. There's one more thing that makes me unique. I really not fond of being cuddled. I am, afterall, an independent girl. Iprefer to sniff new people to say hello and then walk away. Once in a while,I like to walk up and get a good butt scratchin',but it doesn't take long before I'm off doing my own thing again. My foster parents love this about mebecauseI don't jumpon theirguests. I tolerate baths and getting brushed but they aren't my favorite thing to do. I know I may seem like a handful, but I want to be open and honest to my future family. I would like my forever home to have a fenced yard and no children under the age of 12 (since they may try to cuddle me). I'm pretty interested in cat so if my forever home has some, they should probably be able to go to a safe place out of my reach. I also wouldn't mind another doggy friend to play with and follow. I am spayed, microchipped and up-to-date on all my shots. I also need monthly preventatives for fleas, ticks and heartworms. My foster parents say that my forever home should bewilling to stick to mytraining program and appreciate me - my quirkiness and all! If you'd like to meet me, you can apply here:https://www.speakstlouis.com/forms/adoption-application/
Meet Jax! Jax is a young, beautiful blue-eyed Border Collie bornon3/7/2018. Jax is a playfullove bug!He currently lives with 3 Meet Jax Meet Jax! Jax is a young, beautiful blue-eyed border collie born on 3/7/2018. Jax is a playful love bug! He currently lives with 3 Austrailian Shepherds and enjoys wrestling with them, following them around outside, and chewing on all the toys. It's safe to say Jax hates missing out on fun! Whenever someone in his foster home is laughing, Jax will come running into the person's lap to give kisses and join in on the excitement. He greatly enjoys receiving pets from anyone he meets and is a HUGE snuggle bug! Jax is also cat friendly and has another enjoyable past-time of lying down and watching the cats walk around him. Jax is potty-trained, does great in a crate, and will sleep through the night. He is very quick to learn! He also knows sit and is currently working on other basic obedience commands. Jax is completely blind in his left eye and may have some slight vision impairment in his right. However, it doesn't stop him at all from playing hard with the other dogs! Jax has no problems using his ears and the vision he does have to navigate the world around him. Lastly, Jax is very submissive and despite being a loud, rambunctious boy himself, he is easily frightened by loud noises. He's even afriad of cars and the lawnmower when he hears them outside. When he does get scared, he will run and hide somewhere in the house. His foster home sits back in a private, wooded area where he does not have to worry about many loud noises. His foster parents have been working with him on overcoming household fears and he has responded beautifully to his training! Jax can now handle a blender and the garbage dispoal and is working on loud noises occuring outside. For this reason, Jax does not enjoy leaving the house at this time. He becomes very anxious if he is pushed into a situation in which he can't hide. Jax would be best placed in a quiet home with a famliy that will continue to help him overcome his fear of loud noises. Jax's ideal home would be one that sits on a quiet piece of property, has another dog for him to play with, and has no children under 10 years of age. We would also suggest a visible fence. He is up-to-date on all vaccinations, neutered and microchipped. He will require monthly medications for fleas, ticks and heartworms. What are you waiting for?! If you'd like to meet the handsome guy, Jax, you may apply here: https://www.speakstlouis.com/forms/adoption-application/ s and enjoys wrestling with them,following them around outside, and chewing on all the toys. It's safe to say Jax hates missing out on fun! Whenever someone in his foster home is laughing, Jax will come running into the person's lap to give kisses and join in on the excitement.Hegreatly enjoys receiving pets from anyone he meets and is a HUGE snuggle bug! Jax is alsocat friendly and has another enjoyable past-time of lyingdown and watching the cats walk around him. Jax is potty-trained,does great in a crate, and will sleep through the night. He is very quick to learn! He also knows sit and is currently working on other basic obedience commands. Jax is completely blind in his left eye and may have some slightvision impairment in his right. However, it doesn't stop him at all from playing hard with the other dogs! Jax has no problems using his ears and the vision he does have to navigate the world around him. Lastly, Jax is very submissive and despite being a loud, rambunctious boy himself, he is easily frightened by loud noises. He's even fearful of cars and the lawnmower when he hears them outside. When he does get scared, he will run and hide somewhere in the house. His foster home sits back in a private, wooded area where he does not have to worry about many loud noises. His foster parents have been working with him on overcoming household fears and he has responded beautifully tohis training! Jax can now handle a blender and the garbage disposal and is working on loud noises occuring outside. For this reason, Jax does notenjoy leaving the house at this time. He becomes very anxious if he is pushed into a situation in which he can't hide. Jax would be best placed in a quiet home with a famliy that will continue to help him overcome his fear of loud noises. Jax's ideal home would be one that sits on a quiet piece of property, has another dog for him to play with, and has no children under 10 years of age. We would also suggest a visible fence. He is up-to-date on all vaccinations, neutered and microchipped. He will require monthly medications for fleas, ticks and heartworms. What are you waiting for?! If you'd like to meet the handsome guy, Jax is being fostered in the Mount Olive, Illinois area. You may apply here:https://www.speakstlouis.com/forms/adoption-application/
Meet Cricket, a beauty queen with a shimmering white coat! Cricket was turned into animal control by her former owner for doing what dogs do chasing chickens.She is a two 1/2-year-old Double Merle, Australian Shepherd/Border Collie Mix or as we like to call her, a Baussie. Cricket is a typical high-energy Baussie.She would be great at frisbee, agility or possibly dock diving. She would also make an awesome running buddy! Cricket has been working diligently with one of our foster trainers and learning a lot of commands and tricks as well as a few other traits. These are things her forever home would want to continue. Cricket is past the problematic puppy stage and doesn't chew on anything inappropriate. Prior to coming to Speak! St Louis, she had unfortunately never lived indoors. She is now very happy being inside with her foster homeand would love nothing more than to landa forever home with people who will treat her like the amazing beauty that she is! When Cricket settles she loves to snuggle. She is a total cuddle bug and would love to crawl into the laps of her forever family for hugs and kisses. She will sleep quietly through the night in her crate but would be happier snuggled up with her humans in their beds. Cricket is completely housetrained and knows how to use a dog door. Cricket is up-to-date on her vaccinations, spayed and microchipped. It is recommended that her family have a visible fence and no children under 10 years of age. She currently lives with a cat but will chase it when given the opportunity. She would also probably do best as an only dog since she has a high herding drive and will nip other dogs when given the opportunity. If you'd like to apply for this beauty queen, you may do so at:https://www.speakstlouis.com/forms/adoption-application/
Meet Saylor! Saylor is packed with personality and just as much energy. Saylor was surrendered as a puppy to a southern Missouri shelter. She is a young Aussie mix (about 5 months old), who is searching for her fur-ever home. She is being fostered in the South County Area of Saint Louis, Missouri. Asa result of Merle-to-Merle (color pattern) breeding, Saylor was born deaf. Merle to Merle breeding results in a 25% chance of being born deaf and/or blind or both. This beautiful girldoesn't know she's different and as a result, wants nothing more than a family that will treat her just as any other puppy. Saylor is currently mastering potty training and crate training. She is also working onleash training and basic commands (hand signals). These are all items her ideal family will want to continue working on with Saylor. Saylor is a high-energy breed and her ideal family would have some knowledge of herding breeds and the exercise they require. Her ideal family should also have a visible fence and no children under the age of 10 years. Miss Saylor is up-to-date on all age appropriate vaccinations; spayed and microchipped. Her ideal family must provide monthly preventatives for heartworms, fleas and ticks. If you think you're the right family for this pretty princess, you may submit an adoption application here: https://www.speakstlouis.com/forms/adoption-application/
Meet Gavyn. Gavyn hasn't exactly had a goodlife, but we are here to ensure he finds the best furever home he deserves. Gavynwas found a year ago as a puppy near a busy road and the owner took him back but failed to keep him safe and he was againfound by a busy road. This time she has agreed to surrender him to rescue. With little to no prior vetting, we quickly got him to our wonderful veterinary clinic,where it was discovered that he retainedhis baby canines and hisother teeth are still up in his gums. One tooth was broken and infected and had to be removed. The veterinary clinic also treated a nasty eye infection. Sadly, this handsome boy was also so terribly matted that we had to shave him. We do know he will have a beautiful, fluffy white coat once it grows in. He is being fostered in the South County Area of St. Louis, Missouri. Gavyn is a Double Merle, whichis the result of breeding Merle to Merle (color pattern) together. Those puppies have a 25% chance of being deaf or blind or both. Gavyn has both - some vision and hearing impairment. He can hear some sounds and is believed to have limited vision in his right eye. He quickly learns to navigate his spaces and will even go up stairs, jump on beds and out of vehicles. Gavyn is a 2 year old rough coat collie. Gavyn is learning "touch training" and quickly picks up commands. He has learned to notify his Foster Mom when he needs to go outside. He is still working on crate training, as he would prefer just left free or wherever you are.He does like car rides and would love to go with you wherever you go, if he was allowed.He is learning to be more tolerant at feeding time and does take a little time getting used to other dogs. Once he has met the other doggies, play time is on! He greatly enjoys playing with other dogs. He does play with toys and chew items. When it's time to sleep, he likes to get on the bed and curl up beside his person. Gavyn is up-to-date on all vaccinations. He is neutered. He requires no further follow-up for the prior medical issues. He is microchipped and will require monthly preventatives for fleas, ticks and heartworms (no exceptions). Gavyn's ideal home will require a visible fence and no children under 10 years of age. Special needs experience is a bonus. If you are interested in this beautiful boy, you may apply here:https://www.speakstlouis.com/forms/adoption-application/
HI! My name is Newman. I'm a handsome,young one-and-a-half-year-old Australian Shepherd. The "doggie police" picked me and my brother up when we were herding horses, and no one came forth to claim us as their own. So now I'm looking for my fur-ever home. All I want to do is be loved and follow you wherever you go. You can call me your new side kick! I'll stick with you through it all. I may be deaf, but I don't let that hold me back. I am still trying to figure myself out without my brother though, so I do need a family that will help me become more confident on my own. My bravery is increasing every day. Newman's newfamily shouldhave a visible fence,herding dog breed experience would be ideal, anda home with no children under 10.He ispotty trained. Newman needs confidence building and will need a family that will continue workingwith him on this. Newman is a typical herding boy, sticks with you and eager to have a "job". He has lotsof energy and enjoys playing with other dogs. Newman is being fostered in the South County area of St. Louis, Missouri. Newman is neutered,up-to-datevaccinations and microchipped. He is takingmonthly preventatives for flea/tick and heartworms and will requirethis in his new home as well. If you are interested in adopting this handsomefluffy-butt, you may submit your adoption application via this link:https://www.speakstlouis.com/adoption-application-2/
Caleb came to Speak! St. Louis with his littermate PJ and his mom Bella. They were taken away from a livingsituation where they didn't have much interaction with the outside world...they are all now more thanhappy to have a new chance at a new life! Caleb is a playful young doggowho is veryintelligent, inquisitive and agile. Heloves to play fetch and will keep himself busy witha good chew toy.Once he's done playing he'll be ready to snuggle up next to his new fur-ever family!Caleb walks well on a leash and is working to master this ability. Caleb also does a good job going into his crate when he is askedwith some help of treats, of course! Caleb does fine with his foster siblings but is fearful of new dogs. He would be best as an only dog. Little Caleb was born deaf but doesn't let that slow him down one bit. Caleb is an active boy and needs an active family who will enjoy walks in the park and playing fetch in the backyard with him. His ideal new home would be with a loving human who can enjoy his company just as much as he will enjoy theirs! Caleb is being fostered in St. Louis, MO. He is neutered,up-to-datevaccinations and is microchipped. He is takingmonthly preventatives for flea/tick and heartworms and will need this in his new home as well. If you are interested in adopting this handsome little man, you may submit your adoption application via this link: https://www.speakstlouis.com/adoption-application-2/
If you are looking for a new cuddle buddy, PJ is your man! PJ gets his name because his little back legs look as if he has Pajama pants on, how cute is that??? They say with a name comes great responsibility, PJ has taken on the responsibility of sleeping in silly positions, cuddling, making little baby snore noises and prancing about in the backyard. PJ is working on a bit ofseparation anxiety, and will need help from his new family to feel confident being on his own! He's doing really well with potty training as well as crate training. PJ is also doing well with his leash walks! PJ loves toys and splashing in puddles; he also loves his chew toys and will enjoy doing any new fun adventure with his new family. Although he is deaf and vision impaired, PJ doesn't let that stop him, he is still able to get around and plays just like any other dog. PJ is being fostered in St. Louis, he is a Spaniel approximately 9 months old, neutered,up-to-datevaccinations and microchipped. He is takingmonthly preventatives for flea/tick and heartworms and will need this in his new home as well. If you are interested in adopting this handsome snuggle-bug, you may submit your adoption application via this link: https://www.speakstlouis.com/adoption-application-2/
Meet Carina! When rescued, Carina was thin, had a badly injured leg and was heartworm positive.Carina hasn't let anything keep her down. Her leg has healed up great and she's finishing up heartworm treatment, so now all that's left is finding her forever family! At about 1.5 years old, Carina is still very playful and bouncy, yet so gentle and sweet. She loves everyone she meets!She has done well with dogs of all sizes, although she prefersadult dogs better than puppies. For playtime, she likes anything from tug of war to zoomies in the yard with her doggy friends. Because she loves to gallop around outside, Carina would prefer her forever home to have a (visible) fenced yard. She's also a grade-A cuddler! Her foster mom thinks Carina is very trainable, since she's food motivated and eager to please. She also walks well on a leash and is fully house trained and crate trained. Carina is being fostered in the St. Louis, Missouri area, she is an Aussie/Lab mix, up-to-date on all vaccinations and has been spayed. She is microchipped and will require monthly preventatives for fleas, ticks and heartworms (no exceptions). If you are interested in this wonderful girl, you may apply here: https://www.speakstlouis.com/forms/adoption-application/
Stormy came in with siblings, Yeti and Blaze (now adopted). All three were diamonds in the rough. We could tell that by the videos and pictures sent from the shelter. They were all three dumped at a rural shelter with no heat and no space and we couldn't bear to let them stay there. Stormy is a stunning Blue Merle female Australian Shepherd, just over a year old. She has a permanent wink as she is missing an eye but has excellent vision in her other eye. We havediscovered that Stormy isdeaf butshe has learnednumerous hand signal commands: Watch Me, Sit, Down, Walk, Stay, Up, Come, Free, No, Good Girl, and Bad Girl. Neither of Stormy'sdisabilities makes her any less beautiful in our eyes! She is a stunningly beautiful Blue Merle gal. Stormyhas definate Aussie behaviorsand prefers to be the boss. She has quickly adjusted and become comfortable with indoor life but enjoys getting her energy out running and playing outside. She is a smaller girl (Mini Aussie) but wouldprefer toget all your attention orbe with a more submissive dog. She is housetrained and sheloves her crate. She is an active little girl and loves to play with toys.Stormy is a little bundle of energy but when she is tired,she will retire to her crate for awell-deserved nap. Stormyis spayed, up-to-date on all vaccinations. She is microchipped and will require monthly preventatives for fleas, ticks, and heartworms. Her ideal home would have no children under the age of 12 and a visible fence (teens okay if they are respectful of dogs). Stormy should be fed in her crate and she will require a home visit to meet any other dogs in the household.If you're interested in meeting Stormy, please submit an adoption application here:https://www.speakstlouis.com/forms/adoption-application/
Hi, Makenna here, or Ms. Mary Mak as my foster mom likes to callme.I am a double merle australian shepherd girl that loves everyone.Because I am a double merle, which means both my mother and father were of the merle color pattern, I was born being deaf and I have vision impairment in one of my eyes. My foster mom believes I can hear some things. I have good sight in one eye. Don't let that scare you.... it doesn't stop me from living my life to the fullest. I am crate trained and bell trained. I will ring the bell to let my foster mom know I need to go outside. I enjoy my crate as my bedroombut I do best when the door is not shut at night. When my humanleaves for work, I willingly go into my crate with treats and remain quiet till she returns. This is when I catch up on my beauty sleep! A girl cannot get enough, right? I happen to also think kids are fun to kiss, follow around and love on.I don't jump or scare them either. I am a well behaved girl and love to have my head petted and ears scratched. I am under a year old and while I am learning all kinds of things, I am mostly a quiet and gentle girl. My foster mom says I have found my voice and will bark to get treats. Seems appropriate, doesn't it? I also loveplaying with toys. Balls are so much fun -they roll around,bounce and then I chase them.I know many hand commands such as: watch me, sit, stay, up, good dog and bad dog. I am currently in training with my foster mom to teach me recall - the "come" command, althoughI never stray far because I am a true velcro Aussie! Ilearning how to godown the stairs. I havemastered going up them,but going down is still a little scary to me.Overall, I am a great catch! I love long walks and sharing dinner together, especially at the end whenyou toss me your empty water bottle to play with. If you think I'm your girl, please fill out and app,and be sure to tell me why you aremy fur-ever match! NOTE: Makenna is spayed; up to date on all vaccinations and is microchipped. She is on monthly preventatives for heartworms, fleas and ticks. Her adopter would be required to continue monthly preventatives. Makenna would also do best in a home with a visible fence. To complete an application for Makenna, you can click here:https://www.speakstlouis.com/forms/adoption-application/