ID# D-11-041

12 year old • Female • 8 lbs

All About Me

Have you ever heard that black colored pets often are overlooked in shelters and rescues? Not so this little girl! Fancy is here, with her glossy black coat and her adorable white bib, to tell the world that black pets are beautiful. She is a petite little girl, with a tanky little body and eyes that sparkle with mischief. No one can possibly miss this little cutie pie!

Fancy is a spunky, active girl with true joy de vivre. She is completely in her element when playing with other dogs, and would make a stellar companion in an adoptive home for another playful dog of any age. She would be wonderful with older children, who would entertain her and vice versa. She may be a bit too mouthy at this stage in her puppyhood for young children, and a bit too pesky for a cat (they would just be SO much fun to chase!). If you enjoy a visit to the dog park, Fancy will be your girl, and hiking and neighborhood walks are just up her alley! She loves her toys and will run around the yard with a toy in her mouth mimicing her big border collie foster sister. Fancy is an absolute joy and is sure to bring fun and laughter to her adoptive home.

My Details
Likes Cats No
Likes Dogs Yes
Likes Young Kids No

Fancy is up to date on her vaccinations, and is on flea and heartworm preventative. She is scheduled to be spayed.


Fancy's future did not always look so bright. She came from a home where her litter was unplanned and her family was very ill prepared to care for six extra mouths to feed. The pups lived in a tiny wire crate outdoors in the hot summer sun, with only a small tarp to ward off the swealtering heat. Food and water did not always come, and the pups had a very heavy parasite burden. A concerned IAR volunteer saw their plight and was able to convince the family that the pups needed a chance to find their own homes. Fortunately the mother and father dog will be spayed and neutered to prevent any future unwanted litters.

IAR Sponsored Training

IAR subsidizes post-adoption professional training with Jane Marshall ( to encourage a life-long and successful bond between the dog and the adopter. Group classes for puppies and adult dogs are provided at a substantial discount to IAR adopters.