By Ellen Hargle | Special to the Index
If you’d like a pair of soft, loving brown eyes and a feathered tail wag to greet you when you come home, then this week’s Pet of the Week would be a wonderful companion animal to add to your family.
“Ginny” is a 2-year-old spayed female Collie mix. She weighs around 40 pounds and is tri-colored with a fawn and white face and shades of brown ranging from light straw to dark mahogany coat. She was released to the shelter when her owner could no longer care for her.
Spend a little time with Ginny and, true to her Collie background, you’ll know she will be a devoted family dog and a wonderful choice for those who want their dogs to be fully engaged in their family lives.
Collies have a well developed sense of “home” that revolves around the family, their schedules, routines and the home’s physical surroundings. In fact, the breed is well known for its intuitive awareness of family activities.
Ginny is intelligent and highly trainable. She is affectionate and places her head under your hand for a good scratching. Collies need a daily walk, since they can easily become couch potatoes. Her new home would need a secure, fenced-in yard. She plays well with other dogs at the shelter and would likely get along with animals in any setting.
She is a great all-around dog that one shelter staff person refers to her as “having movie star quality.” Because of her lovely coat, with course outer hair and a downy undercoat, Ginny would need weekly brushing.
Since Ginny is already spayed the cost of adoption is reduced and includes a rabies shot. To adopt this wonderful dog, or any of numerous dogs, puppies, cats and kittens, call the Mineral Wells Animal Shelter at (940) 328-7752.
By Ellen Hargle | Special to the Index
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