Palm Harbor, Florida -- Kat is a 2-3 yr. old, 32 lb., border collie/flat-coated retriever mix rescued from a high kill shelter in Alabama.
Before she came to the Suncoast Animal League, Kat had spent a whole year at the shelter and was showing signs that the stress of being confined for that long was affecting her mentally. She endlessly paced in the dog run, so her time was up and she was scheduled to be euthanized until we stepped in.
Since arriving in FL last month, Kat has been in a foster home. This very special girl is now ready for adoption to the right person.
Kat is house-broken and crate-trained. Her favorite thing in the world is to spend time with you. This girl is yearning to have a best friend.
Want a hug and kisses with someone who is happy to see you everyday? That's Kat. Want company on your daily activities? With Kat, you will never be lonely again.
Whether it's a nice walk for exercise, curling up on the couch to watch TV, sitting at the computer to do your work or messing around on Facebook, that's where you will find Kat, because for this dog, you will be the best person in the world. She's very grateful to have been rescued and shows you constantly.
Kat also loves a good run in the yard with her doggie buddies in her foster home. She has lots of energy to play and will need a fenced yard. She rarely barks, unless she feels the need to protect her yard or home and then with a quick, "thank you I've got this" she'll stop.
Kat loves toys of all kinds and is learning to be quite good at fetching a ball for you. She will sit nicely for a treat and come when you call because she wants to please you.
So why did she need to spend so much time in foster? Although she likes women and children, our little Kat seems to have had some negative experiences with men in her past. She is suspicious of them and does not trust them at all when she first meets one. Through some work in her foster home, she now warms up to men if they talk sweetly to her and give her some treats.
For this reason, we are looking for a home for Kat with a single woman or couple who can take the time to continue to socialize her so that she will continue to learn to be more comfortable in the community. She bonds quickly with one person and that person will be her everything.
Is devoted Kat the dog for you? She is in a foster home so call the Suncoast Animal League at 727-786-1330 to make an appointment to meet her or talk to her foster mom.
The Suncoast Animal League is a non-profit, no-kill, no-time limit animal rescue agency, taking in abandoned, abused, homeless and unwanted animals in the Palm Harbor and surrounding areas. Please "like" us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. We're located at 1030 Pennsylvania Ave, Palm Harbor, FL 34683 http://www.suncoastanimalleague.org