Project Description

Adoption Fee: $850

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NB: We do not rehome interstate or to applicants under 25. It is our policy not to rehome dogs in the Sunraysia area. As rescue groups have transported thousands of homeless dogs from Mildura and Sunraysia pounds over the last decade, we do not intend to send any back there.

Breed: Female Ridgeback cross
DOB: 06/03/2023
Weight: 17kgs
Location:  Willow Grove

Meet Cookie, aka “Scooby Doo”. She’s on the case for any stray sticks that need to be retrieved! Her morning starts with a hop, skip and a jump out the door to complete her toileting, have some breakfast, antelope-bounding back inside to her beanbag for a couple more hours sleep (lazy bones). She lives with two adult humans from whom she loves, being picked up for cuddles and having squishy face pats.

Her furry housemates include a 3yr old and a 17yr old both the same size as her, with whom she gets along really well with. She has learnt to be respectful of older dogs boundaries and the 3yr old has taught her some firm playing rules.

Cookie has come so far in lead training; using a Halti she has learnt to walk calmly by her foster carers side on a loose lead. She is not reactive to other calm dogs on the lead but is interested to want to sniff. She is very confident at home and places she knows well and will try to play with any dogs that come near her in those spaces. With her comfort and confidence at home she will happily be left with her foster siblings for the day while her foster hoomans are at work. Or she would take any opportunity to jump in the car to come with her hoomans.

Cookie knows “sit” and “lie down” and “heel” and she knows her name. Her recall is getting very good! She will sit and wait for her meals and won’t rush in until you say “ok”. This training has made her understand that she cannot take food whenever she wants it. She is very smart and will benefit from more opportunities to use her brain!

After a day filled with a walk and a swim in the lake, fetching and chewing sticks, plays with her foster bro and lounging in the sun, Cookie wants nothing more than to cuddle and be with her hoomans until they go to sleep. Although she would gladly sleep with her hoomans if given the chance, Cookie will walk herself to her crate and take herself to bed when asked “go to bed” and stay there quiet throughout the night. Of course she will let it be known if she needs to pee!

Cookie has met chickens and horses and learnt to leave them alone. Untested with cats but we believe she would do fine with some patience and guidance as she has not fixated on any other animals and has spent time with a cat through glass seemingly uninterested.

Microchip Number: 982000197532449
Source Number: RE120211

All our dogs are desexed, C5 vaccinated with intranasal, microchipped, wormed and flea treated. All necessary vet work such as dentals, surgery, eye treatment is also carried out. We are no longer heartworm testing as we have not had one positive test since we began in 2006. If a dog comes to us on heartworm treatment this is continued.