There is so much to say about sweet, soulful girl Eclipse. It’s clear that someone put a lot of love into this dog, and she’s eager to return that affection. Eclipse (a 6 year old, 50lb. shepherd/collie mix) is the perfect medium energy companion who would love to curl up at your feet while you work and have a couple of walks or a longer outing during the day. She adores exploring outside; while she has plenty of pep in her step, she is also great about coming back to you or slowing down for a more leisurely stroll when needed.
Eclipse is a smart cookie, too! This dog has an impressive “sit” and “stay” – she waits (eagerly) for food, open doorways, and at intersections. When she needs something, she’ll come right up to her person and plop down into a sit – you can just tell she wishes she could speak our language. In a home environment, Eclipse is housetrained and very well mannered – she doesn’t beg for food, doesn’t get on furniture unless invited (and even then, she sometimes says “no thank you”) and does not jump up to greet guests. She is a quiet shadow for the most part, occasionally using whines or grunts to communicate when she wants extra attention. She’ll play chase and loves her chew toys (nylabones and the like) but her favorite of all activities is sitting with her humans and getting all the pets she can soak up. Her gentle little nose nudges for “more pets please” will melt your heart, if her beautiful brown eyes haven’t already!
Eclipse would do best in a home where someone is around most of the day or could check in on her frequently during her first few months in a new place. A gentle and sensitive soul, she would prefer a quieter home or one with older dog-savvy children – with time and patience we believe she would adjust well to a more bustling household. Eclipse is not a fan of cats and will happily keep squirrels and other small critters out of your yard.
If you are looking for the most loving, devoted dog to be your best friend, Eclipse is your girl! (LH)