Fenrir

Fenrir

Name: Fenrir
Age: 3 – 5 years old
Breed: Australian  Shepherd
Gender: Male

Everyone meet Fenrir, Finn to his closest pals!  Fenrir is a 3 to 5-year-old, male Australian Shepherd looking for a low-key home to call his own.  For such a young guy, Fenrir is surprisingly laid back and is just as happy to chase a tennis ball as he is to curl up for a weekend of Netflix binging and belly rubs.  He does enjoy a good walk – and is diligently working on his leash manners.

Fenrir has quickly picked up on simple commands and has nearly mastered sit, “get in your bed” (crate time!) and is mostly housetrained.  He is a quirky fellow and needs to be watched when out for a potty break – lest you want to step in a piddle puddle in your socks.  He also prefers to eat off a plate – he spent the first few days in foster refusing to eat (even the stinkiest of cat foods) until he had his dinner served on a plate instead of in a bowl.

Fenrir does take treats a little rough if not reminded, so we do not recommend him to a home with children under 8.  He can be a little shy to start, but warms up quickly.  He’s done great with the dogs his met and happily ignores the kitties in his foster home.

Fenrir is UTD on vaccines, microchipped, and is neutered.  He is currently fostered in Columbia, SC and his adoption fee is $300.

Darwin

Darwin

Name: Darwin
Age: 7 months (November 2018)
Breed: Australian Shepherd
Gender: Male

Darwin is a 7-month-old, mid to high energy, bi-colored Australian Shepherd, who is a super sweet, happy and smart boy looking for a family to call his own!

Darwin is a confident pup, who is very respectful of other dogs (including his grumpy older foster brother), but will stand his ground when pushed. He is happiest when playing with/chewing on his other foster brother (not the grumpy one) or being outside either on walks or in the running around the backyard with his foster brothers. Outside is the best, especially chasing leaves! On his solo walks, Darwin walks well on a leash, but in a group, he does pull a bit to outpace his foster siblings. Even better than being outside for Darwin is dinner and snacks — that’s when his bunny tendencies come out as he hops to his crate for mealtime. Darwin is incredibly food motivated, which makes training easy. However, if you are without snacks, Darwin does exhibit some “selective hearing” in his responsiveness to commands. His foster family is working hard on teaching him that four paws on the ground means more ear scratches (the best thing ever) and other commands like “drop it” (the worst). Darwin loves people and, in true Velcro form, is never far from you. In the times when he is tired, Darwin settles down nicely for snuggles or with an antler or bone to chew.

Darwin is house-broken and crate trained, and would do well to a family who would continue his training as he shows a lot of promise! Darwin would love a home with another dog to play with and also show him how he can be the best dog he can be. His previous home did have children and cats, and he did very well with them, but has not interacted with either in his foster home. However, given his bunny-like tendencies, enthusiastic treat eating, and 50 lb (and growing!) size, he may be best with a home with older children. Darwin would love an active family with a fenced yard to call his own, or an outdoorsy adopter willing to take him on lots of adventures (car rides are the best!).

Darwin is up to date on vaccines, neutered, and microchipped. His adoption fee is $325 and he is currently fostered in Greensboro, NC.

Dorian Gray

Dorian Gray

Name: Dorian Gray
Age: 7 months (November 2018)
Breed: Mini Aussie
Gender: Female

Meet Gray! She’s a 7 month old mini Aussie and an absolute delight. Gray had a rough start in life due to bad case of demodectic mange which left her temporarily hairless, but after just a few weeks of treatments, baths, and regular meals she’s bounced back. As you can see from the pictures Gray’s coat is continuing to grow but will fill back in within the next month.

Personality wise – Gray is a being of pure joy. Whether she’s running circles around her older brothers, or sitting quietly working on her favorite bone, you get the feeling she’s content in any situation. But don’t let her happy go lucky attitude fool you – Gray is sharp as a tack. She’s quick to learn and has already mastered sitting, staying, and coming when called. When looking for her around the house you’ll often find she’s been following right behind you all along, waiting for the next direction. She’s great on a leash, crate trained, friendly with dogs and cats, and people of all ages.

As expected with puppies, Gray is still working on potty training but if kept on a regular schedule she does fine. Gray is a typical high energy Aussie and would make a great addition to any home especially one with dogs looking for playmates or an experienced Aussie home.

Gray’s likes include: long walks, playing fetch with tennis balls, bones, sweater weather, and masterpiece theater on PBS.

Gray’s dislikes include: Electronic dance music and being compared to Dobby the house elf.

Gray is current on her vaccines, microchipped, and will be spayed prior to adoption. Her adoption fee is $325 and she is fostered in Asheville, NC.

Cody

Cody

Name: Cody
Age: 9 years old
Breed: Australian Shepherd
Gender: Male

Cody – Available Soon!
Would you like all the best qualities of an Aussie in a calmer package? Like fine wine, aussies mellow with age!
Cody is a sweet, affectionate 9 year old who takes his job as devoted companion very seriously. He wants nothing more than to be by your side, and will toddle around the house after you, lay contentedly at your feet or eagerly accompany you on a walk or car ride. Despite his great desire to be with you, he will patiently and quietly wait in his crate when you leave—greeting you with a classic Aussie wiggle butt happy dance when you return. There is a softness in his eyes and a tentative quality to his approach (as though he worries about doing the right thing and wants to please) that will melt your heart.
Cody does well with the other dogs in his foster home but could easily be quite happy as an only dog. He has been tested briefly with cats and did fine. He shows no prey drive toward the toy dog in his foster home.
Cody came into rescue after the death of his owner. He does not appear to have been well cared for—he is underweight and lacks strength and muscle mass in his hind end. He has some arthritis which is being treated with a joint supplement. Already with daily walking and healthy diet, we are seeing more of a spring in Cody’s step. He will be quite a handsome gentleman when his shaved coat grows in and he gains weight and muscle tone. He is a little hard of hearing but responds readily to louder voices, claps, whistles and gestures.
Cody walks nicely on and off leash. He is housebroken (although he did do some marking when he first arrived so would need to be watched initially.) He is a very quiet dog—we have yet to hear him bark! His quiet, low key nature would make him well suited for apartment dwelling. Equally, he has been great off leash walking in the woods and at the beach so would do well in a rural setting. Whatever your lifestyle, Cody will happily fit himself in if you give him the chance. In return, you will have the dearest friend and companion anyone could ask for.

Maz Kanata

Maz Kanata

Name: Maz Kanata
Age: 5 months (October 2018)
Breed: Cattle Dog/Great Pyrenees mix
Gender: Female

Maz Kanata (aka Maz-Rataz, Pee-Wee, Ow-Stop-That-That-Hurts) is a five month old Australian Cattle Dog-Great Pyrenees mix (yes, you read that right) who is sweet, sassy, and wicked smart.

This girl is a perfect blend of the two breeds – both the good and the bad, but mostly the good. She is very people focused and a dream to train, but she also enjoys talking back to human and dog alike – this girl is opinionated and not afraid to share it! The Pyr seems to have cut the ACD energy to a level manageable by mere mortals and we predict she will be in the moderate to moderate-high range. She currently enjoys an hour of playtime with her foster brother before the workday and several hours after and is beginning to sleep through the night. Maz has surprisingly good recall for such a young pup – when she wants to – occasionally the notorious Pyr selective hearing kicks in and she conveniently forgets what “come” means. So her foster family would prefer a fenced in yard or commitment to leash walking/running. Despite her namesake, we do expect Maz to be on the larger side given her breed mix and current weight – our best guess is 50-70lb full grown.

Maz adores her foster brother and would love a male canine sibling in her forever home. We expect that she is young enough to learn to live with dog savvy cats and respectful children (who don’t mind razor sharp teeth for the next few months). When she’s not sassing back, she adores humans and cuddles – baths no so much. Maz is working on potty training and crate training – she now happily runs into her crate and sits for each meal and will go in for the day with a toy or treat. Speaking of toys – does this girl LOVE tennis balls. Her favorite game (besides chewing on her foster brother) is carrying around one tennis ball while playing soccer with another (perhaps she’s been watching a bit too much World Cup?!)! She settles nicely with a bone or antler when she’s a bit more worn out.

Maz is going to make an AMAZING addition to her forever home.

Maz Kanata is up to date on vaccines and is microchipped.  She is fostered in Charlotte, NC, and her adoption fee is $350.

In addition to the adoption fee there is a $200 spay and training deposit that will be refunded upon proof of completion by 6 months of age. Please visit our website for more information on this deposit.