Available Dogs - Southeast
NC, SC, GA, FL
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Penuche is an adorable low rider, she is an aussie/corgi/?? mix. We pulled her mother a few months ago, Wiglet, who was a corgi/aussie mix (dad was aussie/mom was corgi). Penuche is around 1 1/2 yrs old. She is very terrified of people as she was pretty much ingnored and left to her own devices. She does well with other dogs and is trying to play with the foster's dogs! Her foster parents are working with her and she seems to be doing better with the husband (her former owner was a woman). We will update when we have more. She is fostered in Thonotasassa, FL NS2745
Kozmo is 5 yrs old, he's an Aussie/Border Collie cross. Kozmo is a bigger boy, weighing in at 70 lbs.
He is fostered in a home with 2 other dogs; he's having a blast with one but the other is deaf/blind and pushy, something Kozmo isn't appreciating.
According to his previous owner he's good with men/women/children and cats (foster doesn't have cats). He is still new to us so more info as we get to know him.
Kozmo is fostered in Tampa, FL
Apply here for him. NS2938
BearBear came in as a stray from a local shelter; he's pretty timid but we can tell he'll come around. He's already trusting his foster parents and is acclimating into the pack (2 other dogs). Shelter says he's about 4 but we feel he may be a bit older. BearBear was so matted the shelter couldn't even tell if he was neutered or not. Thankfully they had him shaved down and bathed for us and found that he is neutered!! He has been vetted all except a heartworm test. Right now BearBear is just taking it easy. He's not thrilled with a leash so his foster home is just letting him drag it around and be chill. They will start working with him once he's decompressed. We think he's going to be a sweet heart of a Bear! BearBear is fostered in Ormond Beach, FL NSXXXX
Blue Chaser Blue Chaser is a friendly, happy purebred Aussie “of a certain age” who was surrendered to our rescue by his owner who could no longer care for him. He is a beautiful blue merle with copper trim, weighs 45 pounds and is 10-12 years old. Blue Chaser has slightly diminished hearing and vision, but hey, he is not a youngster!! He gets around fine and can hear when you call. Blue Chaser is housebroken, crate-trained, walks very well on a leash and loves to ride in the car. He is just starting to learn his basic commands. Blue Chaser spent most of his life alternating between a small, dirt-floor kennel and a very small crate, and so he is just learning about the world. He loves people and gets along great with other dogs. He has not been cat tested. Blue Chaser is a lower energy guy who does not play games or run after balls, but he loves to take walks, loves to roll in the grass, and loves to just stroll around and sniff in the yard. And of course, Blue Chaser loves to be wherever the humans are, especially if they have a dog cookie or two!! Blue Chaser still has some medical problems that require treatment. We are placing him on medical hold while we work to make him as healthy as possible. NS3207
Gramaussie is the sweetest little old lady ever, and at age 15 finds herself without a home. This little 35 pound Aussie girl is hard of hearing, can't see quite as well as she used to and walks a bit stiffly thanks to some arthritis, but she can still find those dog biscuits, loves everyone and enjoys a daily nap in the sunshine. We have started treatment for her “aches and pains”, we are monitoring her progress and will post updates here! Gramaussie is fostered near Ocala, Florida. NS3283
Bravo is coming back into the program after a very long time due to the presence of a new baby in the family. There have been no incidents, but the baby makes him nervous and it will be increasingly difficult to keep them separated. At 9 years old, this red tri is not slowing down a bit! Fetching a Frisbee is his absolute favorite activity and he will carry it for an entire walk to the park and back home after playing. The current family describes him as a great dog and says "He has a cat's personality, but plays and loves like a dog." Bravo is currently in Powder Springs GA NS1814
Oreo Cookie is available to the right home, Oreo Cookie is 8 1/2 moths old and about 40-45lbs. This boy is sweet but needs a very structured and consistent home, he has come a long way with some of his behavioral issues. Here are some things his foster home has reported.
We have been working diligently on making him a gentleman. He is super treat motivated, and that has been helpful. Here is what he has learned thus far with both verbal and hand signals: Sit, Down, Stay
He has also learned: Heel, leave it, Wait, Crate (he goes in on his own when it is time to eat and when he wants alone time), Release, Look, Off (as in OFF the couch/bed/ etc.) Oreo is full of energy. It helps to burn off some of this energy prior to taking him out.
Here is where he is still a work in progress: Come: We are still working on him bringing the toy back when we toss it. Works best on a long lead then off. If Oreo is not ready to come in, he must be told to sit in order to gain his attention to get him indoors.
He still barks at people especially if he is standing or walking. However, we found that if people are approaching it is best to have him sit. Then when he looks at the people without reacting, he is rewarded. However, this happens when seated only, if he is standing, he pulls towards people, barking... often with a tail wag. But, when he barks while seated, he will stop when told quiet then he turns to look for a reward. So, he does understand the command.
In addition, Oreo is taking treats from the hands of others, now. And once the people are no longer 'new' to him, he settles down. While he is a work in progress, Oreo has progressed a lot from when we 1st met. Although we have removed some of his fears, he is still afraid of 'odd' things, such as robot vacuum, automated garbage can, electric mixer, etc.
He is not jumping or counter surfing as much, but these are behaviors that will take time to fix and considering his age and the short time we have had him, we don't see it continuing much longer with the proper guidance. More importantly, Oreo has not had any more hostile reactions towards us (he was snarling). He is really a sweet boy - he just didn't have that great of upbringing in his short life. Patience, understanding, and consistency will make this boy a GREAT dog.
Oreo is fostered in New Port Richey, FL Apply here for him. NS3377
Newton Jack is a handsome Blue Merle male who will be 3 on 12/5, he's a smaller guy weighing around 33 lbs. He is a bit on the hyper side, jumps on you and may counter surf but is a sweet boy, he does well with everyone, other dogs and cats. Likes to lick and cuddle. He is house and crate trained. More info as we get to know him. Newton Jack is fostered in Orlando, FL. NSXXXX
Harper Jill just turned 3 yrs old. She's a very pretty red tri approx 55lbs. Harper Jill is an attention seeker, she loves the attention of her owner and is very affectionate. She does well with other dogs but her main focus is her person. She is house and crate trained, is not destructive when left alone, put off by children (so no children). She's been raised with cats. Harper is a bit shy until she gets comfortable with new people. More info as we get to know her. Harper Jill is fostered in Fort Pierce, FL. NSXXXX