Listed January 31, 2018
Age: 5 yrs.
Weight: Not Specified
Adult Size: 11-25 lbs.
Breed:Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler
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DescriptionAustralian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler (short coat)
This animal is available at Marin Humane Society
Please do not contact North Bay
Breed Australian Cattle Dog
Color Blue speckle with white
Weight 69.2 lbs
Age 6Yrs 1Mths
Where can you find me?
I am at the Marin Humane location.
You can contact me by
Phone (415) 506-6225
Fax (415) 382-1349
Address 171 Bel Marin Keys Blvd. Novato
A Little Bit About Me
Cbopper's person was too sick to care for him, so he searches now for a new family. Although he might not have had a very social life previously, he is open to meeting new people and could give his trust to them. He is a good age; he is what he appears to be, although all dogs seem to change some in their new situation. And he still has tons to share.
He plays, cuddles some, likes to be near his people - too much it seems, as he is not comfortable being left home alone. We think he lived mostly outdoors, so he needs time to get used to being an indoor dog. This is the best situation for any dog - safety, health, and relationship-wise. At Chopper's age it will be easier to adjust than when he is elderly and must be kept indoors for health reasons.
This smart guy also needs an improved exercise and dietary routine! That extra poundage will cause him pain, if it doesn't already. Two good meals a day, with calories reduced to account for yummy training treats, will be great. Build up his exercise; the Australian Cattle Dog is an athletic, energetic breed that tends to gather girth without enough exercise.
Another great thing about the breed is their smarts. They actually thrive on being given a job. Traditionally herders, there are plenty of other dog sports to try. Start with the basics to give your intercommunication skills a quick boost.
Respectful kids should be great buddies for Chopper, but the Australian Cattle Dog sometimes is not interested in partying. They can be standoffish at first but he warms up pretty quickly. Maybe some of his herding instinct will come out around youngsters, who knows?
Chopper likes other dogs but would not appreciate the younger, physical players at dog parks. He does not get along with all dogs so be sure to match him carefully.
This handsome guy needs some patience with changes in his life, but is totally capable of changing his family's life for the better.
Adoption Center: (415) 506-6225
The Marin Humane Society
171 Bel Marin Keys Blvd., Novato, California 94949
Adoption Fee Details
Adoption fee $150.00 We require an adoption application, a home check and have an adoption contract if the adoption is approved.
The adoption fees you pay help us defray costs we incur when pulling dogs from shelters. We are charged by the shelters the same as you would be charged. The others costs we incur include spay & neuter fees and other miscellaneous medical expenses. We must also pay for the cost of advertising the dogs in order to find new homes, transporting animals, phone bills in responding to potential adopters (many of which are long distance calls), and food and supplements for the dogs.
All of the money you donate is used toward dog rescue. Our volunteers receive no pay. Usually, the amount requested for a particular dog does not even cover the cost of having rescued that dog.