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UrpiRescue Me ID: 18-01-01-00439

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About Urpi

Adoption Fee: $50
Australian Shepherd mix
Age: Senior
Sex: Female

This is Urpi, pronounced (oor-pih) is a quechua word for 'bird.' This cutie has been in my family since we adopted her 12 years ago--she was barely 2 months old. When my parents moved back to Peru, I took her with me so she wouldn't have to go back to a shelter. She has had a really important role in my life, has taught me so many invaluable lessons, and has been the most loyal friend I could ever ask this process is truly difficult for me. I'm really sad I can't care for her anymore, but she deserves better. When we adopted her from the shelter, they told us she is an Australian Shepherd mix, but I think she also has some Lapponian Herder in her. She is house trained, neutered, weighs 40 pounds and all her shots are up to date. She has been on flea/tick prevention medication for a while now. Urpi is most definitely a herder breed (just not sure what kind) and she is meant to live out in the country or with someone who can dedicate time to her exercise needs. Because of her breed, she gets anxious if she doesn't exercise well--she will probably try to find things on counter or the floor/trash to chew on to try to get your attention. She is old, but she LOVES long walks and can still run along with you...especially if it's in the woods. If she gets her daily needed exercise, she will sleep and lounge the rest of the day. I haven't been able to train her to not sleep on my bed or couch, so someone who has great training skills or likes to cuddle with pets is a good match for her. She doesn't really get interested in playing with other dogs, but she doesn't mind them or acts aggressive toward them. In the past, she has lived with other dogs and also a cat (it took her a few weeks to adapt to cat, but in the end, they were able to live in the same house peacefully). It would be amazing if her new family would allow me to visit her sometimes, but more importantly, she deserves a loving, caring home. I'm not able to care for her anymore, as I'm currently pregnant and will not have the capacity to give her the attention she needs and deserves. She really is a sweet, tender dog, just not the typical affection-seeking one.

King County
Seattle, Washington


  • Good with Most Dogs
  • Not Good with Cats
  • Good with Adults (Not Kids)


  • High Energy
  • Submissive


  • Spayed
  • Vaccinations Current

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