Onion

Onion

Name: Onion
Age: 11 weeks
Breed: Australian Shepherd
Gender: Female

Onion is an 11 week old (as of July 8), deaf and blind, double merle Aussie puppy. Put all low expectations and images of a sad, deprived puppy aside– Onion is happy, sweet and feisty! She negotiates a known environment environment with ease and will confidently explore a new area, unfazed by the occasional bump along the way. She enjoys the company of other dogs and will wrestle and play, or snuggle and snooze along side her foster brothers.

Onion has a unique ability to keep herself happily entertained. One morning, shortly after being introduced to the dog door, she spent half an hour “practicing” it–taking herself in and out in a variety of interesting ways. She enjoys chew toys, tugging, exploring, carrying toys about, digging in the sand pit in the yard, and splashing in and out of the kiddie pool.

Onion greets all people with utter delight! She does have the young puppy’s desire to mouth; and bare feet and ankles bring out her piranha-like tendencies. Her foster mom is working on helping her find more appropriate ways to greet and show her affection. In her quieter moods she will cuddle right up to you and she Loves belly rubs.

Onion has been introduced to the crate, spending a couple hours at a time in one. She fusses and walks around for awhile, but will eventually settle. At this point she is happier left in a gated section of the kitchen. She sleeps there quietly through the night. Her house training is still in the early stages, but it is improving and in a limited area she uses puppy pads with a fair degree of accuracy. Onion is learning sit and down with touch signals. She is learning to walk on a harness and leash.

Onion looks to be a high-medium energy level dog. She is seeking an adopter with understanding of a herding dog’s need for both physical and mental exercise and the patience and creativity to adapt to her special needs in order to allow her to thrive. She needs a traditionally fenced yard and a home with no children under age ten. She would do best in a home with a doggy companion or someone with her a good portion of the day.

Onion is fostered in Manteo, NC, and her adoption fee is $350. She is current on her scheduled puppy vaccines, and will be microchipped prior to adoption.

Benny

Benny

Name: Benny
Age: 6 months
Breed: Australian Shepherd/Cattle Dog
Gender: Male

Benny is a very sweet boy who is still a little timid around people. He loves other dogs and gets along with the cats in his foster home. He’d do best in a home with another dog to play with. He’s not had any accidents in the house and is crate trained. Like any puppy he loves to try to chew socks and empty toilet paper rolls. He is doing well on walks, but still unsure of cars and some other noises. While he’s not a big snuggler now, his foster mom thinks he’ll turn into one once he fully opens up.

Benny is a 6mo Aussie-ACD who will be neutered next week, and is UTD on vaccinations.

http://carolinaheartsrescue.org/adopt/adoption-procedures/

Matira

Matira

Name: Matira
Age: 12 weeks (July 2017)
Breed: Australian Shepherd
Gender: Female

Matira is 12 weeks old, 14 pounds, and filled nose to tail with energy! This fearless Aussie pup is smart, determined, and full of smiles! Matira enjoys wrestling with her foster siblings, doing zoomies around the room, and even practicing puppy parkour when she leaps on and off the ottoman during play! Some days it seems like she would choose to play forever, unless of course you have cookies! Matira is REALLY motivated by cookies and treats! I mean, who isn’t? When Matira isn’t playing, she fancies belly rubs and cuddles.

Matira is a quick study – walking nicely on the leash, taking sit and down commands, as well as house and crate training. Matira is settling well into her nightly routine, but is an early riser and will certainly let you know it’s time to start your day. Matira is a vocal pup, often barking when she’s ready to play and during play, so a house is preferred where the neighbors don’t have to hear all of her opinions.

Matira is up to date on her scheduled puppy vaccines, has been regularly dewormed, and is microchipped. She is currently fostered in Woodbridge, VA, and her adoption fee is $350. As with all our young female dogs, we avoid same-sex pairings with adoptions, so an adopter with a resident male dog (or no dog) will be preferred for Matira.

http://carolinaheartsrescue.org/adopt/adoption-procedures/

Rachel Carson

Rachel Carson

Name: Rachel Carson
Breed: Australian Shepherd
Gender: Female

Meet Rachel Carson. The cutest little possum puppy you have ever seen. Why a possum puppy? Well because she sometimes looks like a snuggly little possum baby with fluffy hair. ??

Rachel was born with a condition called microopthalmia which basically means her eyes and eye sockets are underdeveloped. She is blind but can see shadows. She also seems to have some issues figuring out where sounds come from. As she gets older and has less puppy ADHD, she will be able to figure the sound part out better. Rachel has already made great improvement in this area just in the past week.

Rachel is super duper smart. She figures stuff out quickly. She had our house mapped out within a week, knowing where all of the dog beds are and where the water dish is.

She also loves dogs and is very respectful to all of the seniors in her foster home. She thinks cats are cool and the human 4 year old is her best friend ever.

Rachel also likes to be held and snuggled but only for a few minutes and then she wants down to play.

She sleeps all night quietly in her crate.

Rachel is darling. She will make a great companion for a family who can see her for the individual she is and not her disability.

Buckley

Buckley

Name: Buckley
Age: 4 years old
Breed: Australian Shepherd
Gender: Male

Hey Folks! My name is Buckley! I am a 4 year old male double merle Aussie boy. I am deaf but don’t feel sorry for me! I enjoy all the things other dogs enjoy and can sleep through fireworks and that late night kitchen trip! I am a quick learner and have learned sit and am working on down and “go to your crate.” My foster parents are working on teaching me all these new things through sign language. They will teach my new family the signs I know and they say there are really good videos on this thing called YouTube.

I don’t really like the crate because it means my people are leaving the house and that makes me sad. I am likely to complain about it (rather loudly) for a little bit, but when I realize I am safe I just sleep the day away and await their return. I love being with my foster peeps more than anything (even treats!). I am completely housebroken and never have any problem asking to go outside. I have a great nose too!! If foster mom puts a toy or treat or food on the table, the counter or the mantle I can find it EVERY time! And I help myself to whatever I find. I like to collect things from the closet in the bedroom too – clothing, socks, shoes. I don’t chew them up I just like to hoard them. Foster mom said she’s working on this (and remembering to keep the closet closed…). I have a foster sister that I get along well with and will even play sometimes, but I don’t really need a sibling to be happy. I really don’t want a bossy or high energy sibling, that’s for sure!! I also previously lived in harmony with a dog savvy feline who had the sense not to put up with my puppy nonsense. I would prefer a home with no children – the young ones scare me…I can’t hear them coming! I think the feeling may be mutual as I get very excited at times and my leaping and running around with wild abandon seems to scare the wee ones.

I love a good walk, a chew toy, snuggles and back rubs. I have a lot of energy at times but I settle down quickly when I am inside and just enjoy hanging out on my bed with my family. If you want a super sweet companion who is also smart and silly (and oh so handsome) than I am the guy for you! I promise to love you and wiggle my way into your heart…you will be powerless to resist my blue eyes!

http://carolinaheartsrescue.org/adopt/adoption-procedures/