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.