Sissy is a sweet, easy-going, lovey gal. She is currently in a foster home with another female ACD and 2 young kids and nothing fazes this happy-go-lucky girl. Sissy is a true Velcro dog in the house, you will definitely have company wherever you go, even if it’s just to the next room. With that said, she has been known to go on a bit of a “walkabout” when she gets a chance to slip out the door or gate so she will need a secure yard or be on-leash when she’s out of the house.

While she is not going to be the best long-distance hiking partner, Sissy is always up for a walk around the block and will do her fancy little “tap-dance” as soon as she sees you take out the leash. Sissy gets along with every person and dog she meets. She readily goes to the dog-park and, while she’s not going to “ask” other dogs to play, she’ll happily sniff around and briefly meet a curious pup before going along her way and doing her own thing.  Sissy has met cats and had no reaction to both friendly and defensive ones. She would do just fine living with a feline friend.

Sissy loves snuggling on the couch or bed but learns quickly if you don’t want her on the furniture. She snoozes quietly all-night, often at the base of the bed, but is always excited when her people wake up – she does a little prancy-dance and starts squeaking and “singing” when she notices you stirring.

Sissy is wonderful in the car and has been a great office dog when her foster mom occasionally brings her to work with her. She is also content to stay at home and patiently hang out till you are home.

Sissy is housebroken, crate trained and fully vetted. She is currently located in Flagstaff, AZ


We need to share a bit more about Sissy’s health. She had a cancerous mass removed when she first came into the rescue. The cancer is not treatable with chemo. We believe we got it all but it’s a type that can return. She had one scan 6 weeks after her surgery and there’s no sign of it and we would have another scan done before an adoption. 

Sissy visits a vet at the Rehab Nook in Flagstaff for maintenance acupuncture and water therapy for her back. She has advanced arthritis in her spine so needs this to keep her mobility and comfort. She also takes gabapentin and supplements. Any potential adopter would need to have a vet in their area that can provide acupuncture and be prepared to provide the continued care she will require. 

We can tell you that Sissy is worth the extra effort, she’s a very special old lady!!!


The first step to meeting any of our dogs is to submit an application. It in no way obligates you to adopt, it is simply part of our process. If the dog you are interested in is adopted before you can meet them or if we do not currently have a dog you are interested in we still encourage you to go through the approval process. Then you will be pre-approved and ready to adopt when a dog does come along that you are interested in.