My precious 8-year old (Blue Merle) Australian Shepherd (AKC registered) must find a new home. I live in New York City, âPeanutâ has been taken care of by sister, in Houston, Texas. Long story short a few years ago, after my mother was in a car accident, I got Peanut for her â to keep mom company. Sadly last year mom passed away. My sister is not a âdog person" and wants to find Peanut a âlovingâ home - withs lots of space to run and play! Peanut is spoiled! She has always been a âhouse dogâ. She would not be suitable for anyone wanting to keep her in the backyard in a dog house! She goes to a holistic vet and hates dog food! She is overweight 69 pounds!!! She would be petrified if anyone tried to make her stay in a crate!!! She has not been around many children, but little ones, like pre-schoolers want to touch Peanut. She's gentle with them, but when she tries to touch them, they run away. Little boys love her, like 9, 10, 11-year olds. She always wants to run after the ball when some boys in the neighbrohood are playing baseball. âPâ as we call her, has a very sweet temperament. She has the typical Aussie trait of following one all over the house. She is not âfamiliarâ with dog commands as âmom didnât want to use themâ - mom âspoiledâ Peanut like a child! My sister can tell what Peanut wants (walk, "potty", treats( by the way she barks or moves her mouth, or where she goes in the house. Peanut is being treated by her holistic vet for dry skin that makes her frequently scratch. If you have any suggestions on finding a loving home â with space to run - please post. I plan to try the resuce organizations, but, sadly, most folks don't want an older dog - even though Peanut "acts like" a puppy! Unfortunately, I live in an apartment in NY that doesn't permit dogs. P.S. Peanut HATES dog food!! Please post any suggestions - I'm not having any luck with my searches - due to, again, Peanut's "age".