ACDs in Shelters
The dogs listed on this page are in shelters and need to find permanent homes as soon as possible.
Archer is fairly laid back for a cattle dog. He gets along well with other dogs and is very smart. He is a people pleaser, so will train easily. He will chase cats so probably best in a home with out. He loves to be near his family.
He was raised in a home, but would be left to his own devices in an unfenced yard during the day. That is not the bst thing when you live in the city. The owner choose to surrender him to animal control rather than pay the fine.
For more info please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet Beau! He is an Australian Cattle Dog (Blue Heeler) and is about 3 years old. He is absolutely stunning and his personality is true to the breed... He is super smart, loyal and fun! Beau is great with other dogs. Because of his herding instincts, he will definitely chase cats and we have no way of knowing what exactly he would do if he caught one, although he has not shown any aggressive behavior at all. He may do all right in a home with cats, and a very savvy owner:)
For more information call 410-820-1600 or email email@example.com
Sissy is approximately 2 years old. She has had at least one litter of pups. She was found with her pups on a strip mine in our area. All the pups are now spayed/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and in good homes. Sissy tested positive for heartworms, has been through the heartworm treatments and she is now heartworm negative! She is also spayed, utd on shots and microchipped. We know for sure she is not good with cats as she did attack one (the cat is OK!). She gets very upset when she sees a small dog too, but we have never had her with small dogs. She does OK with medium to large dogs, but is the alpha. She is very smart and loving. She loves to play and is very trainable. She kenneled outside, but I don't think housebreaking would be difficult. She has been crated but only for transporting or at local adoption events. She rides well in the car when not crated. Interested adopters must complete an application. Her adoption fee is $125. We would also consider her going to the rescue if there is room. All we want for Sissy is a good home, which is very difficult to find in our region of southwest Virginia. We are seeing more and more owner release pets to our shelter and it is a kill shelter.
Fusion, young male Cattle Dog mix, has a high level of energy and intelligence and would make a great agility dog. He may be happiest as an only pet. The volunteers are having a great time training with him. If interested, please e-mail Potsdamhumanesociety@verizon.net or call (315) 265-3199.
To confirm Fusion's availability, see his Petfinder page.
Rocco, a two year old male Australian Cattle Dog, is a sweet dog that is getting tired of being in the kennel. Rocco loves other dogs, and is very playful and happy, but he doesn’t seem to know he’s not a Chihuahua! The shelter describes his personality as dominant. He knows all his basic commands: sit, come, down, stay, off, leave it, focus, touch, and heel. He also knows to sit and wait in front of the door until you’ve released him to go through it. These will all need to be worked on with him in a home. He loves to go for walks but doesn’t like to be put back in the kennel when they are over.
Due to his high energy level, Rocco would do best in a home without young kids. If interested in adopting this intelligent dog, please e-mail the shelter at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (908) 859-3060.
To confirm Rocco's availability, see his Petfinder listing.
Lamarr is a unique looking Australian Cattle Dog mix. He is sweet to people he knows, but would also make a good watch dog for those he does not. He would probably be best at a quieter home setting or working farm and a home without small children.
To find out more about Lamarr, email the shelter or call (570) 356-2387.
To confirm Lamarr's availability, see his Petfinder page.
Jake, 2 yr. old Australian Cattle Dog was brought to the shelter in Independence, MO after his owner threatened to shot him after he inflicted a minor bite on the neighbor’s dog. Jake was initially very scared at the shelter, which is a common response of the herding breeds to the chaos in this type of environment. With the attention and care of a wonderful volunteer and the shelter staff, Jake has acclimated well to life there and become a favorite of the people who work with him. Our trainer is so impressed with Jake that he would like to have him as his own dog! Because of his breed and herding tendencies, Jake would probably do best around medium to large sized dogs and older children. Because of his intelligence, need for exercise, and desire to gain attention and affection, Jake would probably fit in well with an active family who included him in their activities or did agility or herding classes with him. A wonderful local rescue fell in love with this boy, but does not have a foster home for him. They are willing to pull Jake from the shelter if a qualified adopter can be found for him. Jake is sponsored for $75 to any good rescue who will pull him to safety from the shelter!!Please help us get this great pup out of the shelter and into the appropriate, loving and forever home he desperately needs and deserves now!! Also, transport is available!
TRAINER EVALUATION: He's a good dog, beautiful dog . He's a little bit nervous and maybe some fear at first. He warms up pretty quickly and becomes attached to you. He definitely wants to be loved and petted. This is very intelligent dog and he needs a lot of mental stimulation, exercise, and interaction. A place like this kennel is just going to drive this dog crazy as this is a very smart dog. Very mindful,won't need much obedience or manners training, just needs a good home. I'd love this dog for myself.
Please contact: KiKi ASAP @ (573) 268-3975 or Peggy at email@example.com. Jake's ID # is 19098760.