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Allie the Australian Shepherd Mix


Dog Breed: Unknown

Allie's mom says: I adopted Allie from the humane society. I grew up having black Labs, and my intention was to bring an older Lab home with me from the shelter. I passed right by Allie's cage on my way back to the male-dog 'dorm' and she started to whine/cry out. It got my attention and I turned around to see a smiling dog with her paw up on the chain link cage. I knelt down and she put her nose through the metal and I stuck my fingers in to pet her. She was sweet and happy but not what I was looking for, so I got up to leave. Again she cried out and I went back to her cage. She seemed to be pleading with me through her big hazel eyes and the next time I got up from my crouch was to find an employee to open her cage. An hour later she was in the front seat of my Jeep on her way home. Allie is a very loving and sweet pup, though she must have been through something aweful in the five years before she came to live with me, as she is afraid of playing catch (she cowers when I raise a hand to toss a ball or stick) and she has had bladder issues when she's anxious. She is somewhat cautious of other dogs but has become fast friends with my parents' two dogs and my sister's two dogs. Allie loves to go for walks on my parents' property or in the local forest preserve. Allie has a lovely life in the suburbs of Chicago. Nothing pleases her more than having a squirrel to chase or a human to give her some love.

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Comments (29)
untbunny Mar 28, 2007
Allie is a beautiful baby! I wouldn't be able to resist the sweet...

flyingdachshund Mar 28, 2007
That's such a heartwarming story...i would love to adopt a dog from a...

doxietail Mar 28, 2007
Allie is gorgeous! I love her eyes and her coloring. I think she does...

brnwdrng Mar 28, 2007
Allie seems to have gotten the owner she deserves - bravo.

allimarie Mar 28, 2007
Aww, her story made me sad, but also so happy that she found a great...

hokku241 Mar 28, 2007
What a beauty--inside and out! Thanks for sharing her photos and...

ashields2 Mar 28, 2007
God bless you for rescuing this precious gorgeous girl! I'm sitting...

Van Dog Mar 28, 2007
Hi Allie! You are so beautifull! And lucky with the owners you...

yujismom Mar 28, 2007
Allie knew that she was EXACTLY what you wanted-thank goodness she...

GucciLover Mar 28, 2007
Awww, i have tears in my eyes from your story. I am so happy there...

dogsrule Mar 28, 2007
You are an angel for saving this gorgeous dog. I get all choked up...

snuggles19973 Mar 28, 2007
What a beautiful girl and she is sooooo lucky you came in that day....

stahlesl Mar 28, 2007
Absolutely beautiful girl...so glad she had a happy ending!

puppy-lovin' freak Mar 28, 2007
She's perfection on 4 legs!!! I'm always amazed at doggies' ability...

jencar9 Mar 28, 2007
Allie is a beautiful dog, and Im sure she is glad that you couldnt...

bopeep Mar 28, 2007
It always amazes me how we are picked by these babies, regardless of...

TutterAndAlliesMum Mar 28, 2007
Thank you all for your wonderful comments! Allie has brought much joy...

Cheryl Mar 28, 2007
Such a pretty dog (love that first photograph). And a wonderful,...

1000RainyDays Mar 28, 2007
Aw! She knew you'd love her as soon as you gave her a chance, and she...

sthrnanni Mar 28, 2007
allie is gorgeous!! i love the third picture of her crossing her...

sthrnanni Mar 28, 2007
ps 1000rainydays has a good idea!!!

Sashasmommy Mar 28, 2007
Oh that face!! It's killing me! She is so ADORABLE!!! I love the...

animal lover Mar 28, 2007
Allie is a cute dog. I love the story on how you got her!

BrightRedScream Mar 28, 2007
What a beautiful story..it made me tear up so much...
I'm glad...

Mana Mar 29, 2007
Well she knew a sucker when she saw one, didn't she! ;)

mizz tye May 10, 2007
oh my oh my brings tears to my eyes. allie looks so much like my...

therealbean May 14, 2007
She's beautiful! What a story--brought tears to my eyes. Obviously...

sandi May 19, 2007
It was sad to think that Allie had been mistreated-- but she seemed...

sylvanbliss Jul 1, 2007
What a wonderful feeling to be chosen by a dog. Allie, you sure know...