Hi everyone, Mat here.
We’ve had lots of questions about our mascot, Ms. Phoebe who is an 8 year old Sheltie and is an amazing dog. She’s a 100% purebred Sheltie that won a number of dog shows in the U.S. and in Canada. When we first saw Ms. Phoebe, our kids fell in love with her immediately and there was no turning back! Her breeding days were over (2 litters) and so her owner wasn’t interested in her any longer. We bought her right away and had a difficult first few months with her because she didn’t know how to be a pet. Slowly but surely she began to come out of her cage (which was her security and home) more often. As she gained more trust, she would venture to other rooms and interact with our other dog.
It took about a year for her to completely feel at home and to stop using her cage. It then took another year for her to really feel part of our family. Ms. Phoebe is an amazing girl and graduated at the top of her pet training class as well!