Hokie

Hokie

Name: Hokie
Age: 4 yrs old
Breed:  Mini-Aussie
Gender: Male

Meet Hokie a super sweet and affectionate 4 year old mini-Aussie (or Mini American Shepherd) boy. He and 5 other dogs, including his brother, Buckeye, were found on Christmas Day by their owner’s family. She had unexpectedly passed away in the night. While her family and friends tried to take care of the 6 dogs in her absence, they felt like Hokie and his brother were not receiving the attention they so desperately deserved and made the difficult decision to surrender them to rescue.

Hokie is a wonderful and smart boy – once you get to know him. After the only home he ever knew AND his brother, he had a bit of a doggie meltdown in his foster home – who could blame him? He has since settled in quite well and will require an experienced adopter who is willing to go slow with him and help build his confidence. Once he gets to know them, he enjoys the company of other friendly, playful dogs and would do best with a submissive or passive dog-sibling – he did initially display some resource guarding of his foster mom but has since learned to share. He does great with herding-dog savvy cats who won’t run from a curious pup. He was previously fostered with young children, but may do better in a quieter home with children over 12.

Hokie does great in the car and does well with grooming (clipping nails and brushing!). He is fully potty trained and is left loose house 24/7 – he is not a fan of the crate and exhibited increased anxiety when he has to spend lengthy periods cooped up. He does well on the leash and is improving on his pulling tendency with each walk. Hoke would be GREAT for an athletic adopter who likes to go on hikes or runs and does have a nice “off switch” and is content to curl up on the couch with you after a long day. He is a Velcro and happily follows his foster parents from room to room.

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

If you are an approved applicant and are interested in Hokie please contact the adoption committee. If you are interested and have not yet applied please visit our website for adoption procedures and application.

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.

Pearl

Pearl

Name: Pearl
Age: 6 yrs old
Breed: Australian Shepherd
Gender: Female

Pearl is perhaps the sweetest 6 year old Aussie I’ve encountered, which speaks volumes to the type of dog she is. Her first half a decade on this planet were not luxurious or kind to her as she spent the majority of her time tied to a chain in a yard. Before coming to my house she had been a strictly outdoor dog, so I was concerned she would be slow to adapt to the indoors, but she showed no fear of surfaces, noises, or anything really. Aside from recall (no small skill) she was untrained but within a day she had sit and down in the bag and we’re making real progress with stay. She shows no sign of aggression towards other dogs, children, or unknown adults. I haven’t seen her with cats but I’m guessing she would be mellow since she shows no interest in chasing squirrels.

She’s a pretty standard velcro dog who absolutely adores cuddling and performing for treats. She’s relatively low energy for an Aussie, but would love to go on regular runs and live a fully active life, she’s quiet, and doesn’t show any destructive behaviors. Essentially she’s a lovely adult dog that I would say is pretty easy. Literally everyone that I’ve introduced her to immediately comments on how sweet she is!

All that said, Pearl has keratitis, chronic dry eyes, and will need daily drops. Her condition was previously left untreated resulting in some loss of vision – due to this we do not recommend her to a home with children under 6. This doesn’t seem to slow her down in the least, but she’s likely not going to be an agility champion. Master of cuddles, companionship, and running in the woods, definitely.

Pearl is UTD on vaccines, spayed, and microchipped. She is currently fostered in Durham, NC and her adoption fee is $250.

If you are an approved applicant and are interested in Pearl, please contact the adoption committee. If you are interested and have not yet applied, please visit our website for adoption procedures and application.

Abby

Abby

Name: Abby
Age: 5 years old
Breed: Collie mix
Gender: Female

This lovely lady is Abby, a 5yo Collie mix who will be looking for her forever home in a few weeks. Abby previously lived with another large female dog and two cats, but is being fostered alone to help ease her transition into foster. She does exhibit some characteristic “stranger danger” and needs some leash work – both of which are being addressed in foster. Abby warms up quickly to new people absolutely adores her foster mom and will make a great companion to someone willing to continue her training. 

Riker

Riker

Name: Riker
Age: 2 yrs old
Breed: Border/Aussie mix
Gender: Male

Riker enjoys long walks through the mountains, rough housing with his foster sister and cuddling up on top of his foster mom for naps.

Riker is a 2 year old Border Collie/Aussie mix with plenty of energy to hang all day. He gets along with dogs of all kind and enjoys anyone who’s ready to play tag. He puts up with car rides so long as there is a reward for him in the end (a big field to play catch and tag in), is a dream on a leash and he knows his basic com…mands, with a little bit of encouragement.

Riker is looking for a home with a canine sibling to call his own. We believe he’d do excellent in a home who’s interested in dog sports. He’s bounced clear over his foster mom in hopes of catching a tennis ball!

He is a Velcro dog and will follow his human anywhere. Riker is a lover but he does need time to adjust to new people, particularly men. He loves his human so much that he tends to guard his foster mom when new men come around. Once he realizes they’re not a threat, he does warm up to them and ask for pets.

Riker has not been cat or kid tested, but given his nervousness with new people we would definitely not recommend children under 6. As always, we recommend mixed sex pairings, so he would do best in a home with a female dog.

Riker is neutered, UTD on vaccines, and is microchipped. He is currently fostered in Boone, NC and his adoption fee is $300. If you are an approved applicant and are interested in Riker please contact the adoption committee. If you are interested and have not yet applied, please visit our website for adoption procedures and applicant.