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ADOPT ME: Harper's Home is Somewhere Out There, Right?
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1 August 2023 - 4:59 am
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Did you know that animal shelters are bursting at the seams right now? Today for Tripawd Tuesday, Harper's search for a home is in the spotlight. Here is her story send to us by her foster family.

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Harper needs a home!


If we can help one three-legged dog find a home, we know we are doing our job. Please help spread the word!

A Tripawd Rescue Alert, Meet Harper in Dallas, Texas


This is Harper she was found as a stray in Dallas in March 2023 & landed a foster home where she has been loving life. We adore me & are sad that she after 4 months in a foster home she still hasn’t found a home.


She is 1.5 year old, 35 lb Cattle Dog / German Shepherd mix. She is heartworm neg, up to date on my shots, & overall healthy! She is potty trained, crate trained, and knows several tricks.


You’re probably wondering what happened to her leg! Well, we have no idea. She came into the shelter as a tripod. It definitely does not inhibit her at all! She is quite athletic & will shock you with my high jumps & how fast I can run.

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She's an active Tripawd!


Her personality is allllll Heeler. Heelers may not be easy, but they’re loyal, smart, & fun! She has strong herding instincts (watch out lawn mower & roomba!), high energy, & is mouthy.


She loves playing with other dogs & would love a home with a fur sibling or two! She does have “stranger danger” & has a hard time meeting new people. Out of fear & stress, she barks & is reactive towards strangers. Maybe it’s related to some trauma or maybe she wasn’t socialized enough as a puppy.


Once she is comfortable with someone, she will become their best friend! It just takes several minutes, patience, & a lot of treats. She has been in training for this and her adopters will need to continue working with her.


If you’re interested in adopting Harper or learning more about her, please fill out the application at https://www.the......org/adopt

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29 August 2023 - 6:42 pm
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Can't believe this girl is still looking for a home! What an amazing pup. smiley4

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30 August 2023 - 12:23 pm
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I knowwwww! Thanks for this update. Hopefully we can help make it happen by spreading the word.

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1 October 2023 - 2:18 pm
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Just giving this little athlete a boost to the top of the board as she’s still looking for her person/people!sp_hearticon2

I note they now mention she’s a bit mouthy during playtime and as such probably not a good match for kids.

I imagine this could be typical puppy/teenage dog stuff and that with some patience and the help of a skilled positive reinforcement trainer she’d probably be on her way to some great manners in no time!

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1 October 2023 - 4:34 pm
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I'm baffled why she's still available, even with the mouthiness. She's going to make such a great dog for the right person. They are out there somewhere!

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1 October 2023 - 4:38 pm
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She's gorgeous but the cattle dog personality is not something most people look at as an asset... 

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1 October 2023 - 5:10 pm
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@mischief - Huh. There’s quite a sprinkling of cattle dogs in our area - even a lovely one on the same chemo schedule as June, and unfortunately one that was rushed past us into the ER with his distraught owner. 😢

…so there appears to be a lid for every pot, so to speak. 😊

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Oh, there's definitely a lid for every pot. I'm merely pointing out that a cattle dog mix is going to be more challenging to place than many other rescue dogs due to their personality. 

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3 October 2023 - 11:49 am
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mischief said
Oh, there's definitely a lid for every pot. I'm merely pointing out that a cattle dog mix is going to be more challenging to place than many other rescue dogs due to their personality. 

  

Totally! Cattle dogs are working dogs, and I've known many ranchers, agility folks, and other breed fans who love their non-stop need to be moving. 

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The Street Dog Project revamped their site and moved Harper’s profile page (<< new one linked here). They’ve also spruced up her bio and added new pics! So if you or someone you know is in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and looking for a pup to train for dog sports or to herd your hobby flock, check out Miss Harper:

Harper is a special tripod girl who is looking for her special someone. Just look at that happy face and award-winning smile! More info about this sweet girl:

- Loves loves loves other dogs! Needs a home with at least one other playful dog. She gets along great with dogs of all ages and personalities.

- High energy & eager to learn. Would do best with a backyard to herd her Jolly ball around and play with her doggy sibling(s). Having only 3 legs does not slow her down at all! You will be amazed at how high she can jump, and how fast she can run!

- She is very loyal, smart, and so much fun. She has strong herding instincts, so watch out lawn mower and Roomba vacuum!

- She takes time to warm up to strangers (mainly men). But once she warms up to you, she will be your best friend! It just takes some time, patience, and lots of treats. She has been working with a trainer on her stranger danger, and we can provide all the tips for when she meets new people!

- She is sooo sweet & loving, but would do best in a home without kids.

If you're looking for a partner in crime to bond with through training and a playful companion for your dog, she would be a wonderful pick for you!

To meet this amazing girl, fill out an application! Questions? Please email placement@thestreetdogproject.org.

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And if this tripawd isn’t near enough or the right fit for you, perhaps share them with someone who is?

To find a better matched tripawd of your own, try this!

Natalie & Juno (aka June)

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18 October 2023 - 9:36 am
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Oh thanks! Will update her Tripawd Tuesday feature too.

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18 October 2023 - 1:08 pm
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@jerry - awesome!!

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5 November 2023 - 1:49 pm
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She's still available folks! What an active, happy girl. Time to get her into that home where she will thrive. Please help spread the word.

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