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Why don't you try for a performance home, like agility or flyball or disc or something? Maybe she would like those sports better? Have you tried advertising on rescue websites? Sometimes they will "courtesy post" for you so you can get your dog in front of more people. In my area there is a border collie rescue that also for some reason advertises other herding breeds like Dutch Shepherds, Belgian Malinois, and German Shepherds that are typically from performance homes. This one: http://bcrofmn.org/index.p

Maybe doing something like that could help her find a suitable home.
 

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I think it's harder with dogs that need to be single dogs, to be honest (I don't really know anyone who only has one). And yeah... people always want puppies :( And only few people really want to be involved in dog sports (you really have to be into it, especially when you consider that it's easier for dogs to get injured doing that). Flyball has no jumping, just sprinting to get balls in teams (my sister is French champion with one of her dogs - but another got injured doing that too - LOTS of running).

But just keep trying, I'm sure you'll find the perfect home eventually. Honestly, I'd probably reach out to Agility clubs in the area and post your ads there.
That might be a good idea. I guess if agility competitors are looking for another dog, they might talk to people at agility competitions, right, haha? Someone at my club was just complaining the other day how they hate waiting for the dog to fully develop so they can start on some of the higher-impact stuff!
 

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Single dog is likely the biggest issue, here.

Dog sports people don't tend to have one dog. They are certainly looking for the next dog before the previous one is gone - they keep their retired animals as pets (and the ones that wash out) so it's not like they're down to no dogs when they're looking for a new sports dog. Dog PEOPLE don't tend to have one dog, honestly. And by dog people I mean people who are really into dogs.

Also flyball is a series of jumps, a jump and turn on the box, and a series of jumps back. They're low jumps but they are jumps.
Yeah, that's also true. At the moment, I'm the only agility person in our club that has just one dog, haha.
 

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Thank you Canyx. This is what I put out:

Greta is looking for a retirement home and a new career. She is sound and just turned 5 July 28, 2018. She is not a large dog at 56 pounds and she is very athletic. She is titled and well trained. She wants to be the "queen" so not a good candidate with another female or a "pack" of dogs. She would likely do well in Agility (loves to run and looks at obstacles as challenges). She would excel at tracking (she has her Fh1) in any venue including AKC as well as Nose Work.

She is very smart and very observant and loves to play ball or tug and go for hikes.

She would do best as "only dog" or with a low key male. She would love to be with someone who is active outside (hiking, cross country skiing, swimming and so forth). She wants to live in the house and would love being with a young person as a "best friend." I believe she would do well in 4H.

She is spayed, UTD on everything and very clean in the house. She is crate trained.


That is the ad. I am getting responses as it was shared openly.

I am trying hard not to be super "picky" but I do want it to work and I do not want to see her end up out in a pen in the yard or on a chain or with someone heavy handed who would hit her or let her out and let her get hit by a car (you know.. the usual stuff we want to avoid for any dog!). I also want her to come back to me if it does not work out. Oh and No dog parks (she would be real unhappy with that).

I may have found someone actually.. have to meet and greet and see how it goes if they get back to me.

I also admit it is a bit scary to let her go to someone else!!
I think I would eliminate the "new career" part, because this is her retirement home, right? Or maybe "career change" instead of strictly retirement. Five isn't that old, she would be a great as someone's hiking buddy or travel dog. Maybe specify that although she doesn't care to play with other dogs or live with one, that she is able to work around other dogs and isn't going to be uncomfortable in their midst. I can see how someone looking for a well-trained adventure buddy might be turned off by "wants to be an only dog" when it is likely that they'll run into dogs at some point. I like Canyx's wording on that one.
 
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