Update: Chaser was adopted on December 21st!
Herding breed dogs like Chaser require engaged, attentive owners who understand their need for mental as well as physical stimulation.
Besides daily walks and scheduled play-times, there are simple activities with toys that can also be challenging and especially fun for them.
Also, including them in as many family activities as possible has been shown to be very helpful. For instance, one adopter told us how her herding breed dog helped her tuck in the kids, check the locks on the house before bed-time, and even take out the garbage.
Chaser is an intelligent young girl, medium-sized, Heinz 57 with Australian Shepherd, spayed, and just under 2 years of age.
She is reportedly housetrained (with a doggie door), good with other dogs, and fine with older kids.
Chaser lost her home and family though due to herding the young children. (It is common for herding breed dogs to try and herd young kids and other animals to develop order.)
Chaser debuts for adoption today at Nevada SPCA.