Courtesy photoJosie is a 50-pound, 1-year-old spayed female tan Australian shepherd mix. She is a very sweet girl that takes a little while to adjust. She can be quite nervous when a lot of new things are thrown at her at one time. I think they call it “puppy” behavior. She needs a patient family to work with her. She is an energetic breed with strong herding and guarding instincts, the Aussie requires daily vigorous exercise. Although sometimes reserved with strangers, they are “people” dogs that want to always be near their families. Their thick coats require weekly brushing. Call the Allen County SPCA at 744-0454.