Name: Atreyu
Age: 1 year
Breed: Australian Shepherd
Gender: Male

Everyone meet Atreyu, an energetic, 1yo, BIG Aussie boy.

Atreyu has done well with the dogs and young child in his foster home. While non-aggressive, he is a bit too exuberant with the cat and small dog in his foster home – so he would do best in a home with no small or senior pets. He is a high energy boy who will need a forever home able to channel that energy – be it as a daily running partner or in dog sports. He is super smart, crate and leash trained and an all around great pup.

Atreyu is neutered, microchipped, and UTD on vaccines. He is currently fostered in Pittsboro, NC and his adoption fee is $300.



Name: Ryker
Age: 5 years
Breed: Australian Shepherd
Gender: Male
Weight: 40 lbs

Ryker, aka Number One, aka Mr. Happy Pants is one awesome Aussie! He’s a little goofy and a whole lot of sweet!

We’ll start with the negatives. While his manners are great for the most part, he is an addict for close physical contact and can be pushy when he wants attention. He will crate, but doesn’t like it, he wants to be where you are! That’s it for the negative. Seriously.

Ryker is smart and very motivated. He’ll work for treats and/or praise. He gets along very well with other dogs and ignores the cat in his foster home. In less than two weeks Ryker has earned “house dog” status (free reign to certain portions of the house) and hasn’t challenged fences or baby gates. Ryker is very good on the leash, likes car rides, and his recall is fantastic. He has not shown interest in toys and doesn’t chew other than dental treats. He is showing a little interest in balls and the Frisbee. He has a nice moderate energy level – he loves running around outside and settles nicely inside. We’re estimating his age at 4 to 5yo and he is a little on the thin side currently at ~40lb. Ryker has never met a stranger, he loves everyone equally. I think he’s the happiest dog I’ve ever met.

Mr. Happy Pants will fit into any home where there is an abundance of love and attention.

Ryker is UTD on vaccines, neutered, and microchipped. He is currently fostered in Durham, NC and his adoption fee is $300.



Name: Patrick
Age: 4 years old
Breed: Australian Shepherd mix
Gender: Male
Weight: 70 lbs

Patrick is a 4 year old Aussie mix. He’s a BIG boy – around 70lbs now (but a good weight for him would be maybe 60-65 lbs). He’s a big sweet goofball! He loves people and gets really excited to see his foster parents, greeting them with tons of full body wiggles, tail wagging, and sometimes even a play bow and bark or two in happiness. He likes to run around in the yard with his doggie foster siblings. He gets along with other dogs, but gets a little amped up when first greeting dogs and needs time to settle and get his excitement under control. He has been incredibly respectful of the bossy female in his foster home (who’s half his size), proving he’s smart and has good manners with other dogs, despite his exuberance. Patrick has medium-level energy for an Aussie, and loves to play fetch in the yard and go for walks and hikes. Patrick is a lovebug! He is great with kids, adores snuggling with his people, and is crate and house trained.

Patrick is UTD on vaccines, neutered, microchipped, and fostered in Durham, NC.



Name: Bob
Age: 3 years
Breed: Mini Australian Shepherd mix
Gender: Male
Weight: 38.5 lbs.

  • 3 yr old, neutered male, black-tri, Aussie or mini Aussie mix
  • Moderate energy level
  • Good with female and non-pushy male dogs
  • Good with cats
  • House-trained, crate-trained, leash-trained
  • Favourite things: toys, treats, wrestling with his friends, familiar humans
  • Not for a home with children or first time dog owners
  • Preference given to Aussie-experienced homes with a playmate


Bob (Bobbity, Bobby, SpongeBob, Bobaloo) is a 3 yr old tri coloured Aussie mix currently weighing in at 38.5 lbs, although he’s determined to have his best summer body and lose those extra few lbs (he should be around 30-34 lbs). He found himself at the shelter when his owner could no longer care for him and had a bit of a rough go of it there due to the stress. He quickly moved to foster and has been doing wonderfully since then.

Bob walks beautifully on his leash and very much enjoys walks and trips to various places. He does well out and about in dog-friendly stores and has enjoyed all his hikes. He will swim, although he gets a bit nervous about it, and will need some confidence building around water to truly enjoy it. He has a fairly moderate energy on the herding dog scale and typically does fine with long walks, hikes, and playtime. He hasn’t shown much interest in frisbee or other outdoor retrieval games.

Bob’s favorite thing in the world is playing with toys in the house. He loves chewing on them, running around with them, tugging, fetching, you name it – if it includes a toy – he’ll do it! He requested that his future home promise to buy him lots and lots of toys, as he can occasionally love them too hard and they have to be thrown away. As much as he loves toys, he also loves food and is incredibly food motivated and very smart, so he has been learning all his manners and basic obedience very quickly in his foster home. He seems to love to learn and is very eager to please his people.

Bob gets along well with his three foster sisters, his foster cousins, and various other dogs he has met. He prefers more submissive yet playful females and could wrestle for hours when he finds a dog who he fancies. He plays very nicely with playful dogs and is working on leaving less playful dogs alone. He does not do well with dogs that are pushy or who will get in his face. He has been fine with the cats he has met.

Bob has occasionally been a bit head-shy especially around strangers, and prefers for people not to reach for his head before he knows them. For this reason he will not be placed in a home with children, and preference will be given to Aussie-savvy homes. He also has some mild separation anxiety as he does not like to be away from his humans. He crates quietly at bedtime and when his foster parents go to work, but will bark and whine if he is put up and can still hear voices/happenings in the other room.

Bob’s ideal home is one with a polite, playful female, a never-ending toy basket, and a family who will take him on adventures and continue working with him on socialization and manners.

Bob is house-trained, crate-trained, neutered, microchipped and UTD on all his vaccines. He is currently working on acing basic obedience and house manners in Durham, NC.



Name: Hatteras
Breed: Australian Shepherd
Gender: Male

Hello, my name is Hatteras! I am a 1 year old tri color Australian Shepherd, and you might have read my old bio, and saw that I had some trouble adjusting from being abandoned. But I am here to tell you that I have blossomed in my foster home!
My new motto is “bring it!” I am not scared of anything and I am up for anything. My foster mom says I have gained many new talents. She says I’m a gymnast, scholar, adventurer, practitioner in the art of parkour, the next Michael Phelps, and on top of all that I have a huge heart and looooovvveee to snuggle. I will be your best friend by your side along every adventure!
Being with people is still my favorite! I have learned to be in the kennel, I don’t hesitate to go in. Children and strangers don’t scare me anymore, as long as they have pets to give, I love them and will greet anyone with my signature nub wiggle! If you are looking for a travel dog I am great for that! I have been on 8 hour trips and slept the whole time, car rides make me very sleepy and snuggly!
All in all, I am a great dog that will benefit any family that is willing to give me a chance. I promise I am a good boy! Daily walks and playtime are a great way to keep me busy, since I hate being bored and try to find my own fun (which is usually trouble according to foster mom). But as a puppy I have a lot of room to grow and learn to adjust to different lifestyles. I am a quick learner and already learned how to leg weave. I can’t wait to have a home of my own and go on so many new adventures!
Hatteras is a mid-high energy Aussie boy in need of a home with no small animals or children under 6. He is currently fostered in Greenville, NC. He is UTD on vaccinations, microchipped, and is neutered. His adoption fee is $300.