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Rest in Peace Kenzie
McKenzie was PTS today.
She developed acute Hemorrhagic Gastroenteritis and we were not able to save her.
Her happy, vivacious personality, and her desire to be a good girl, made her a joy to be around.
She will be missed.

  • Gender - Female
  • Age/DOB - 11/23/08
  • Height  at the shoulder -
  • Weight - 80
  • Spayed/Neutered - Yes
  • Taken in on  - 5/23/09
  • Available as of - now
  • Housebroken - Yes
  • Obedience trained - Yes
  • Good with other dogs - Yes
    • with cats - Unk
    • with kids -  Yes
    • with the elderly - Yes
  • Temperament -McKenzie is an outgoing young lady. She is smaller and on the energetic side, but is well behaved and loves just hanging out with her people.

  • Comments
We got McKenzie (Kenzie) from a woman in Southern CA. She had purchased two deaf Dane puppies and needed to rehome one of them. She kept Kenzie's brother. We got Kenzie at 6 months of age. As a young puppy she was a bit wild and higher than average energy. She tested us on pretty much everything, and was one of those puppies that loved to make you chase her and could drive you buggy in short order. However, as she has matured, she has developed into a very nice young lady, who is well behaved and wants to please. She is on the smaller side, and has a lean, long legged, "model's" build. Kenzie is still young enough to have the occasional potty accident, but she is housebroken, so if you are careful and make sure she has a chance to go out regularly, she will be fine. She does not chew on things and is not destructive. She is crate trained but sleeps just fine left loose at night. We do still limit her to one room at night and when we are away, and we recommend this continue until she is older, but just because this will reinforce her training and avoid setting her up for any mistakes. During the day, if we are here, she is given free run of the house and does just fine. She generally choses to either sleep in "her" bed, or at my feet. She plays well with the other dogs, but can be a bit food aggressive with some dogs. She relies on routine and does not like to have things changed, but can adapt fairly quickly to new things, if given time and support. She is really a very sweet dog and will become someone's special pal.

We will post additional photos of  Kenzie as time goes by, so check back often.
And if you have any questions about Kenzie or any of our dogs, email us or call us at 541-782-2242
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"He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader.
He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart.
You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion"
- Unknown

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