Archie

Name: Archie
Age: 2 1/2 years
Breed: Australian Shepherd
Gender: Male
Weight: 65 lbs.

Archie is a 2.5 year old, 65lb male Australian Shepherd looking for his forever home.  He has done well with the dogs in his foster home, but would likely prefer to be an only dog or to have a less pestering sibling than his young foster brother.  He is slowly learning to share toys, but does resource guard on occasion (again with that pestering baby brother).  If you’re looking strictly for a play-mate for your current dog, Archie probably isn’t your guy.  But if you have a dog who enjoys personal space and the occasional romp, he just might be.  He is shows very mild interest in the resident cat and would likely do fine with dog savvy felines.

He did well with the 1yo in his previous home, but does tend to nibble when giving kisses and has that all too famous Aussie grin when he gets excited – so he may not be suitable for some children.  He does have a great moderate energy level that is more manageable than some Aussies his age.  He loves going on short jogs or longer walks with his foster mom – he gets so excited when the leash come out.  He does pull – and at 65lb that’s a lot of pull! – but his foster mom has been working with a gentle leader which has reduced it to a much more manageable level.  He also enjoyed hiking and trips to the beach in his previous home.
Archie is currently fostered in Charlotte, NC.  He is neutered, UTD on vaccines, and microchipped.  His adoption fee is $300.?