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PYP* - ID#A739829

Not Available for Foster

My name is PYP*.

I am a spayed female, brown and black Collie - Smooth and German Shepherd Dog.

I weigh approximately 43.50 lbs.

The shelter staff think I am about 2 years and 5 months old.

I have been at the shelter since Apr 24, 2021 and am ready to go home today!

I am currently in foster care but am available for adoption! If you are interested in adopting me, please email

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Shelter Staff made the following comments about this animal:
Pyp has been a playgroup regular and favorite of mine at the shelter since she first arrived as a stray, shy and scared.

Once she was co-housed with another playgroup rockstar, she came out of her shell and started to show her fun, curious, quirky personality.

When her shelter buddy went to foster in July, Pyp decided she was no longer a fan of the shelter. If her family wasn’t going to show up to adopt her, she would go find them herself!

So Pyp, being the adventurous soul she is, managed to climb out the top of her kennel and was seen prancing across the kennel tops on the way to find herself a family.

Things didn’t quite go as planned and Pyp’s friends on the Behavior Team found her and got her down safely before she made her great escape.

Once down, shelter staff had no idea how to house her securely at the shelter. Since Pyp had won me over with her personality and petite self, I came to get her the moment I heard she was in need, even though my home is full to the brim with pets and not the easiest place to drop a stresses dog into.

And Pyp was amazing from Day 1.

She slotted right in with a range of dog sizes and personalities. She stuck close to my big dog as he obviously owns the place. She plays hard with our obnoxious Jack Russell mix. She’s careful with our medically-vulnerable small foster dog. And she’s been about 95% cool with our very dog-savvy cat (interaction has to be managed at feeding times).

She’s housebroken. Walks well on a leash. Is food-motivated and learns very quickly. She rides well in the car.

She’s pro-bribe and very willing to be won over by people - bring chicken or string cheese or treats or pretty much anything. She stays close to her humans. She loves belly rubs and as her trust grows, seeks out pets more and more. It doesn’t take long for her to become affectionate and loving.

Pyp took a short vacation at another volunteer’s home (she has many fans!) and LOVED rolling in the grass, dipping her toes in the pool, playing with the resident German Shepherd, and going for hikes. She loves the water too!

If you’re looking for a friend for your dog(s), Pyp’s your girl!

For more info or to meet Pyp, please text her foster, Kerry, at 520.332.3688

For more information about this animal, visit:
Pima Animal Care Center - Tucson
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Not Available for Foster

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