by austinpetsalive • Posted in: Pets Needing Homes

evita_leftHello out there!

My name is Evita and I’m a 2 1/2 year old Border Collie mix. Some of my APA! people thought I should write my very own blog post telling people how wonderful I am. I’m kind of new to this internet thing and it’s not easy to type with paws, but I’ll give it a go!

Actually, trying new things is something I’ve been doing a lot of lately. When I first came to APA!, I was so frightened that I would cower in my pen and army crawl along the ground when I was out on walks. I’d tell you all what happened to make me feel so afraid if I could.

Fortunately, I have come a very long way since those first days of being rescued. Now, when I see someone I know coming, I get so excited that my entire body wiggles and I get a big smile on my face. My foster dad says I’m so happy and relaxed at home that you wouldn’t even recognize me as that same, frightened dog!

In fact, I’ve recently started to feel brave enough to hang out at APA!’s site on the Lady Bird Lake hike & bike trail. It’s so fun there! I get to go on walks and make lots of new people and doggie friends. Truth be told, I’m kind of a flirt these days! Everyone who has met me on one of my brave new adventures to the trail site says that I’m amazing and am a very sweet, pretty girl. My APA people say they agree and that they love me very much. They’d also really like to see me find a home soon.

evita_ballYou see, I’ve been with APA! for a VERY long time. I’m not really sure why. Who wouldn’t want an intelligent, affectionate girl with so much love and boundless snuggles to give? I get along well with people of all shapes and sizes, am good with other dogs, house trained, well-mannered, and walk very nicely on a leash. I’m also told I have that special something that just brings a smile to people’s faces. It must be true because my APA! people sure do give me lots of smiles, hugs, and (my favorite!) belly rubs. They also tell me they are very proud of how well I’m doing and can’t wait to see me find a forever home as special as I am!

If you’re looking for a gentle, devoted snuggle bug to keep your feet toasty and warm your heart, come get to know me! Continuing on my journey with me will be such a rewarding experience for the lucky person who takes me home! To meet me, just check out where I’ll be each day or email email hidden; JavaScript is required to make an appointment with my foster dad if I’m relaxing at home and not on-site! I can’t wait to meet you!

5 Responses to "Evita"

  1. Amysays: November 2, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    I’m so happy to see the spotlight on this sweet, beautiful girl! I know that we have many dogs with APA! who are all in need of homes, plenty with sad stories and challenges. But, in my heart, I feel like Evita needs a forever home the most right now. She’s such a special girl who will make someone a wonderful, devoted, affectionate companion.

    If you’re a kind, gentle, patient person willing to continue building her confidence and help her learn what it feels like to be loved and secure in her very own home (she’s never had one!), please spend some time with Evita. I’m sure you’ll fall in love and I hope you’ll consider opening your heart and home to her!

  2. Erinsays: November 2, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    She is a wonderful dog! I’ve been lucky enough to give her walks at APA!’s Soco and Brodie adoption sites, and she really does bring a smile to your face! I hope she finds a home really soon~~she really does deserve it!!

  3. Nicolesays: November 3, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    Border collies are the smartest dogs around. The NY Times said they are THE smartest dog in an article today. That’s got to bode well for her trainability.


    What about changing her name to Evie instead of Evita? I think that’s cuter and there is a 1% chance that maybe people have a subconscious negative association with Eva Peron?
    or at least with the bad Madonna movie…

    Also, since she is a dog with a pattern, what about a solid or mostly solid bandana to show off her print better? I think I like black, or maybe pink to match her tongue…

  4. Cherylsays: November 17, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    Great suggestion on the name Nicole, but I think Evita is perfect the way she is. I fell in love with her the first day she came to site and have been in love with her ever since. If I could I would have taken her home that day, but i could not. I love having her on site with me, we are best of buds. I have to be honest, I teared up when I saw the beautiful new pictures of her playing and running with her toys. I would love to see her find the BEST home ever. I will truly miss her when she is adopted but will be ecstatic when she is adopted forever.

  5. Jamessays: February 8, 2010 at 6:10 am

    What a beautiful dog, I hope she hasn’t been adopted yet, because I’d love to adopt her. She seems perfect for what I’m looking for.