Sophie is a 4 year old toy Aussie. She came to us a bit overweight at 21 pounds but has done a good job getting her trim figure back and will need a family willing to help her get regular exercise. She's a sweet girl but can grumble some especially towards other dogs if they get in her space, especially during ball play, or to close to her human, so she will need a home with an experienced dog owner who can help her understand expectations and boundaries. She loves, loves, loves to play ball and stay active. The more she stays occupied the better she does. She can become whiny and fussy if she does not get enough ball play time. She is crate and house trained. However, Sophie prefers only to be in her crate for meal times and will whine and carry on if left in there for very long. She can do well with dogs her size if given her space but may do best as an only dog. She does fine with cats. She can be overwhelmed with larger dogs. She occasionally has some mild resource guarding so will need a family that understands and knows how to manage her. She does not like the busy energy of small children and will not be placed in a home with children or grandchildren under age 12 or a home that plans to have children in the near future. She will not be placed in an apartment and would do best with someone home more often than not as she can be vocal at times. Although she likes to lay on the bed with her human for sleep time, Sophie is independent and is not super cuddly. She comes for attention when she desires otherwise prefers her own space. She needs a fenced yard so that she can run and play and catch her ball.