Name: Neil
Age: 2 years
Breed: Aussie mix
Gender: male
Weight: 25 lbs

Neil is 25 pound, 2 year old Australian Shepherd mix. Neil was found stray in Columbia, South Carolina before coming into the Carolina Hearts family. Neil has the sweetest eyes and biggest smile! Neil loves his person and prefers to be able to see them at all times! Neil has moderate energy when engaged in play but is also happy with a job as a blanket or slippers for his person.

Neil is fantastic at leash walking, housebroken and learned sit in just a week by watching his Aussie foster sister and with kindness from his foster Mom. He lets his foster sister boss him around and is very patient with her as she is still a puppy. Neil loves to play with his friends in the neighborhood fenced in park and play fetch or tug. He has not met a dog he hasn’t liked and even shy dogs gravitate toward him (his shy chihuahua friend Kane is infatuated with him). 

Neil was very unsure upon entering foster, but is slowly starting to open up and trust his foster mom. Neil is unsure of the crate/being alone and is sensitive to harsh correction. He has recently let familiar people handle him. Neil is sensitive and needs a family with a lot of patience who will let him learn at his own pace and learn that he can trust people. 

Neil would do best in a home with respectful children over the age of 12 and a canine sibling for comfort. Neil would also benefit from opportunities to socialize with other dogs as he is very friendly. Neil has not been formally tested with cats but when he sees them at doggie daycare he doesn’t flinch. Everyone who has met him has fallen in love with him and his fox tail!

Neil is neutered, UTD on vaccinations, microchipped and on monthly preventatives. Neil is currently fostered in Charlotte, NC and his adoption fee is $250.