Nova

Nova

Name: Nova
Breed: Aussie Mix

Age: 1 yr old
Gender: Female

Nova is an adorable, wiggly, one year old female Australian Shepherd who has loved everyone she’s met since coming into rescue (even cats!). Which is pretty amazing considering she showed up at a Good Samaritan’s home in a prong collar dragging a chain and likely spent most of her life tied up prior to rescue. Nova is a moderate-high energy lady who loves a good game of fetch and (eventually) settles nicely with a toy to play with inside.

Nove is spayed, microchipped, and UTD on vaccines. She is currently fostered in Clover, SC and will be available very soon. If you are an approved applicant and are interested in Nova, place contact the adoption committee. If you are interested and have not yet applied, please visit our website for adoption procedures and application.

Zero

Zero

Name: Zero
Age: 14 months
Breed: Australian Shepherd / Pyrenees
Gender: Male

Everyone, meet Zero! A 14mo Pyr-Aussie boy who has the smushiest face ever and loves cuddles! Zero will be available in a few weeks once he’s been fully evaluated by his foster home. He is neutered, UTD on vaccines, and microchipped. His adoption fee is $300 and he is currently fostered in Charlotte, NC.
If you are an approved applicant and are interested in Zero please contact the adoption committee. If you’ve not yet applied, please visit our website for adoption procedures and application.

Viola

Viola

Name: Viola
Age: 8 months (March 2018)
Breed: Australian Shepherd
Gender: Female
Weight: 26 lbs.

Little Viola is cute as a button and will be sure to steal your heart! She is affectionate and devoted, with a hint of mischievous sass. It is a joy to watch her prance importantly around the yard following her foster mom, sprint off for a lap of “zoomies”, race back, do her happy dance and flop down for belly rubs.
Although Viola received very little socialization in her early months, her desire for human contact and innate curiosity, is helping her overcome her resulting timidness. She is cautious, but curious, and with patience and some encouragement, will approach new people and situations.
Viola is deaf and vision impaired. She seems to hear some louder sounds or certain tones, but not voices. She is blind in one eye, but her vision is quite functional for getting around her environment. Her peripheral vision on one side is limited and she seems to have more difficulty in shadowy, poor lighting and seeing objects at a distance. She will occasionally startle or bark when she sees or hears something she cannot discern clearly.
Viola is on the lower energy scale ( for an Aussie) and does well with brisk walks and play times. She is quite smart. She is learning hand signals for sit, down and come. She enjoys leash walks, but is still gaining confidence in areas with traffic and pedestrians. She likes chewing bones, tug of war and playing with toys. She loves, loves, loves petting and belly rubs!
Viola has done great with all the male dogs in her foster home. She enjoys wrestling and playing chase with the Aussies and has been gentle with the tiny Papillon. While there are no female dogs in her foster home, she has lived with female littermates and would likely be fine with an easy going female. She would also do okay as an only dog, as long as she had plenty of time with her people. She met a cat at her temporary foster home and showed friendly interest.
Viola is crate trained and housebroken. She would prefer a home with a fenced yard or access to a fenced park. Due to her hearing and vision limitations, and a tendency to jump about when greeting, Viola will only be placed with children over 6.
Viola currently weighs only 26 pounds at 8 months old. She will likely grow some more and needs to gain some weight, but she will be on the small side for an Aussie. Viola is UTD, spayed and microchipped. She is fostered in Manteo, NC. Her adoption fee is $325.

Luke Cage

Luke Cage

Name: Luke Cage
Age: 9-10 years old
Breed: Australian Shepherd
Gender: Male

Meet Luke! Luke is the best of all things Aussie. He is quiet, low energy, and super snuggly with his people. Luke lays around all day long. He might be the laziest Aussie his foster mom has ever met. He even likes kids (but does exhibit some resource guarding – he loves crayons – so he would do best in a home with only children visitors or kids over 6). Luke loves all dogs and has done great with the foster home’s dog savvy cats.
Luke is estimated to be about 9 or 10 years old. We don’t think he had the best life before rescue but we don’t know his history since he was a stray at a rural shelter.
When we got him, he had some medical issues, but we believe he is ok now. He has bad hips which is thought to be from an old injury. He takes a glucosamine supplement and a NSAID every day to help keep him mobile and pain free. He also tested positive for heartworms. We have started the “slow kill” treatment for that and he is handling that well. He will need to continue this treatment for the next several months with medication provided by CHAR.
Luke gave us a pretty big scare not long after coming into rescue. We ended up doing exploratory surgery and found a softball size mass on his spleen. Our trusty vet removed his spleen and sent the mass off for pathology. After fearing the worst, we were delighted to discover that it was benign! The pathology report stated it was most likely caused by a traumatic injury (remember those hips?). Luke is healing from his surgery and doing very, very well. Luckily, he is low energy so he takes the rest after surgery very seriously.
Luke might be an older gentleman with a rough start but he is such a loving dog. We know he will love his forever home and show them just how awesome having an Aussie is.
Luke is neutered, UTD on vaccines, and microchipped. He will be adopted out with the medications necessary (and a contract amendment) to complete his heartworm treatment. He is currently fostered in Pittsboro, NC and his adoption fee is $250.
If you are an approved applicant and are interested in Luke please contact the adoption committee. If you are interested but have not yet applied, please visit our website for adoption procedures and application.

Bailey

Bailey

Name: Bailey
Age: 6 years old
Breed: Australian Shepherd
Gender: Female
Weight: 50 lbs

Bailey is a 6 year old, 50 lb (and is working to gain her girlish figure back) Aussie who loves life. Bailey has relatively good house manners, she is housebroken, crate-trained, and knows basic commands. She is a good listener and follows most commands quickly. She loves her toys and often greets her foster parents with a toy when they return home. Bailey does love her people and will follow from room to room, but she is also fairly independent. She is quite the cuddler and waits to be asked to hop up!

Bailey is working on polite greetings with people.
She is a little unsure at first, as many Aussies are, and her foster parents have found having treats on hand for greetings is the quickest way to her heart. Like most Aussies she will alert you if something is amiss until she is reassured everything is OK. She is a dominant female and needs slow and appropriate introductions with other dogs.

What does Bailey want? Bailey would love adopters that would promise to play fetch with her as much as possible – all day long if she had it her way! She has been getting at least 1 fetch session every day and some days multiple! She has a medium-high energy level. Bailey does play well with the resident male dog and would be happy with a play-mate, but was just as happy as an only dog prior to rescue. Bailey demonstrates some interest in cats, mostly when they run from her, only homes with dog-savvy cats will be considered. Bailey is NOT available to a home with small children.

If you’re looking for an energetic, trainable dog that is out of the puppy stage, Bailey is the girl for you!

Bailey is spayed and will be microchipped and UTD on vaccines prior to adoption. She is currently fostered in Apex, NC. Her adoption fee is $250.

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