Well hello. My name is Missy, and I am a super-sweet, calm, gentle, quiet, laid-back 45-pound Black Mouth Cur mix gal who was born approximately July 2012. I'm very loving and attentive, so I like to be anywhere and everywhere that my humans are. I lay beside Mom and Pop's chairs to hang out with them while they are watching TV. I sleep in their 19-year-old son's bed on my own blanket and pillow. I'm great with my family's 1-year-old baby as well as the big dog, small dog, and cat at Grandma's house, where I go when my family goes on vacation. Hey, I've found that it's even fun to play with these critters, although I'm usually not exactly what you'd call the 'frisky' type. I'm not an aggressive dog -- I'm actually pretty timid -- so as long as other dogs are as calm as I am and we have proper introductions, we will get along perfectly! I'm definitely an indoor dog who enjoys an occasional walk to the park, although I'm not leash trained. I'm curious of my outdoor surroundings but won't wander far and always come back when you call me. I'm an intelligent, obedient gal who knows simple commands like 'lay down,' 'go to bed,' 'sit,' 'stay,' 'no,' 'come on,' 'let's go,' 'go outside,' and 'get inside.' I'm house-trained and am used to being home alone for 10+ hours when my family is at work and school. When they get home, I will spend 5-10 minutes in the back yard, and then I'm ready to come inside with them to find out about their day. I'm a quiet girl and definitely not much of a barker or guard dog. I do have my own subtle way of showing my family that someone's knocking at the door. Like a lot of dogs, I don't like firework or thunderstorms. In general, I startle easily at sudden movements and loud noises in general because they upset my calm, peaceful home that I so cherish. So that's when I need soft, gentle reassurance from my family, who tell me it's all going to be okay, and I'm fine. Things have not always been so peachy for me. In fact, I had rather hardscrabble beginnings. I was found by a Good Samaritan as a young, pregnant stray in an industrial park. He took care of me and my litter of 4 pups and then found homes for us all, including my present home with one of his employees, where I've lived very contentedly for 3 years. I guess you're wondering why a happily situated gal like me is looking for a new home at this stage in her life. Unfortunately, the previously mentioned 1-year-old baby has developed severe allergies to me, and my family has made the difficult decision to find me a new home. So I'm looking for another family who will cherish me as much as I am now. Could that be with you and your household, which could include kids, teenagers, cats, as well as other dogs? Please make arrangements to meet my gentle soul today because I think you'll fall in love with me. Missy is updated on shots, spayed, dewormed, will be microchipped prior to adoption, and heartworm tested. Her adoption fee is $75, cash or check payable to Buster's Friends. Please click the contact button if you are interested in Missy, and we can arrange for you to meet her. Note: Missy is posted as a courtesy to an independent rescuer or owner in hopes that networking through Buster's Friends' website postings will find a wonderful lifetime home for her. Buster's Friends is committed to reducing the number of animals who are surrendered to shelters and to assuring that fewer animals face the possibility of euthanasia. Courtesy postings for the community is one way that we can achieve this by providing a platform in which animals like Missy remain safe while still being widely seen until she is placed in a permanent home. Disclaimer: Missy has never been in the care of Buster's Friends. We can therefore not evaluate her behavior or medical status and not be liable for any damages or injury which she may cause. However, her caregivers will supply all of her vet records. If Missy needs to be returned, she will go back to the home of her independent rescuer or owner. To adopt one of our dogs, you must fill out our adoption application and be approved by one of our adoption counselors. To make the process more efficient, download the adoption application at http://www.bustersfriends.org/dogadoptionapplication.shtml. First save and then open it; then you can print it and fill it out.