Available Dogs - Southeast
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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 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
Lovley little CoCo is a mini boy who is full of energy and love. Wondering in the streets, CoCo has adjusted well to living in a home environment. He's a red tri at 34 lbs and approximately 4 years old.
CoCo has done really well with other dogs when introduced properly. He'll need a day or two to open up his big heart, but once he does, he plays very well. CoCo would do well with a dog of his size and age(or younger). He likes to chase a big jolly ball around the yard and play hard with his younger foster sibling. He hasn't been exposed to cats or children in his foster home. We'd say probably best if kids were older and very dog savvy cats. CoCo is a mid-high energy, medium velcro, 100% cute and loveable boy.
Although he's a sweetheart, he does need more training. CoCo is still learning not to pull on a leash, and we're working on his recall(he may have ADD). He has learned the cues sit and down, potty trained, and is crate trained. CoCo will need to be fed separately from any others as he will resource guard his food. He accepts treats nicely with others around. CoComelon would love to have his very own forever family!
Fostered in Aiken, SC
Apply here for him. NS3688
Female Tri - Black and white, 6 years old, 35lbs This medium sized Aussie mix is a real sweetheart apply named Karo (as in the syrup). She knows her name and comes when called. She can also sit and shake. She loves to walk and plays nicely with other dogs, large and small. She is not a picky eater in fact she has a very healthy appetite.
Karo loves attention and lots of belly rubs. She is a spunky little girl and loves to play outside with her foster brothers. Karo loves to go for car rides. She sleeps in her crate with ease. She looks up at you like she is saying please love me, I promise to love you back.
It is unknown how she does with cats. She plays well with all dogs. Medium energy though she is happy and content sitting on couch by herself.
No health issues. Housebroken. Does well with men, women and children. Sometimes a little shy at first with men or kids but warms up within seconds. Likes to play with toys; doesn't fetch. Walks well on the leash. Can't reach the counter. Likes to chase squirrels. Will recall off the leash. Doesn't food guard.
Fostered in Clemmons NC, Southeast area
Apply here for her. NS3710
Meet Cyndy! She is an adorable 6 month old red merle female about 30lbs with a beautiful tail! Seems good with other dogs but can be a pest in trying to get them to play with her, not all dogs will appreciate this. Well on her way to being house trained, hates the crate but definitely something we'll be working on along with manners! Right now she's a rough cut diamond in need of polishing. Fostered in West Palm Beach NS3731
An almost 7 year old black tri male, Bulleit is a hunk of love who is ready to find his new furever home. At almost 70 pounds, he is a big bear of an aussie - but the kind of bear that just wants a hug from his person. So far in foster, he has charmed the socks off of everyone he has met - and his foster mom has already taken him to meet lots of people! In fact, his foster mom calls him the "easiest dog ever"!
Bulleit formerly lived with a female aussie and cat, and he now has a 10-year old aussie foster brother, a 1-year old aussie foster sister, and a foster kitty sister. He immediately got along well with everyone - although he does playfully chase the cat a bit, so a home with dog savvy cats would be best. In terms of his doggie siblings - well, maybe the only thing Bulleit likes better than his humans is his doggie pack. He LOVES to wrestle with the puppy and plays tug and chase with both dogs. He also loves chasing a ball - but relies on his siblings to return the ball to the human throwing machine rather than return it himself.
Bulleit has exceptional manners. He is fully housebroken and shows no signs of counter surfing or begging for food. He takes treats gently. He does not require crating and can be left alone and loose in the house for at least several hours (but he'll be waiting at the door - so be prepared for nose prints if you have glass). Despite animals being allowed onto furniture in his foster home - he shows no interest and instead prefers to simply follow his foster mom around and plop down by her feet. He welcomes petting and attention, but isn't pushy about seeking it out. So far he has been wonderful with all handling, including ears, belly, and paws. He likes being brushed and tolerates having mud hosed off. He knows all his basic commands (sit, stay, down, shake) and has excellent recall. Bulleit is also walking well on leash with a front clip harness; despite reports of being a strong puller, only seems to do so when passing other dogs as he so desperately wants to greet them.
So why is this amazing guy in foster? Well, his original family has young children and reported that Bulleit was very nervous around those kids - grumbling at them if they invaded his safe space or food bowl. But so far in his foster home, he hasn't shown any resource guarding at all, happily sharing treats and toys with his foster siblings, eating within a few feet of the other dogs, and allowing his foster mom to take things away from his mouth. He has met some young children in the neighborhood and just ignores them - which is in contrast to the way he is so excited and happy to meet adult humans. Bulleit was also reported to be fearful of things like storms and the vacuum, but so far in foster he hasn't shown any reaction to those things at all.
With all this in mind, Bulleit's most ideal home would be one with at least one other dog and no children, yet he would probably be okay as a single dog and would likely be fine with older children that are able to respect his desire to occasionally have alone time. Although a fenced yard would be a bonus so he can run around like a clown at will, he's also old enough to settle well after some morning zoomie and mental exercise time. So provided his new family can commit to providing that energy outlet through a walk, play time, and/or puzzle time, he would be fine without a fence.
Bulleit is being fostered in Chapel Hill, NC.
Apply here for him. NS3746
Ausstin came in as a stray from an animal shelter. Male, tri-colored Aussie mix. He is 3 years old and weighs 55 lbs. He is a real sweetheart. Ausstin loves attention, mildly velcro. He is an intact playful boy. This young boy has the best Aussie smile. Playing outside in a fenced yard with his housemates, 3 other dogs, is a go to event that is always welcomed. He has wonderful house manners. He has had a few accidents at night. changing his feeding schedule corrected that issue. Walks well on a leash. Loves toys.
Ausstin is interested in finding out more about the cats, however they are not interested in finding out more about him. He did not exhibit any aggression towards the cats, just curiosity. He plays well with the other dogs. It took him no time at all to fall into his place in the pack. He has not met a stranger yet. Everyone is his friends, young, old, male or female. He has good lease manners. We are working on the 6 basic commands. It is apparent that he had not training in is previous life.
A fenced yard in needed for this playful boy. Ausstin will be available July 1, after he finishes his Heartworm treatment.
Ausstin is fostered in Granite Falls, NC. Apply here for him. NS3750