Age: 6 1/2 years old
Breed: Mini Aussie
Say hello to Quigley! The most adorable six and a half year-old Miniature American Shepherd you will ever meet.
Quigley came to us as an owner-surrender. His previous family took great care of him and taught him some impeccable manners. He is house trained, knows a list long list of commands (“Bump It” being one of our favorites), and will even stay off of couches and beds (if thats REALLY what you want). Quigley prefers having the run of the home during the day and is not fond of being placed in a crate. He is not destructive when left home alone and simply prefers the luxury of a big fluffy blanket to the walls and door of a crate. He really enjoys exploring on daily walks! While he does well on his leash, he recently underwent training to work on a bit of leash reactivity and is in need of a family who will continue that training. Leash reactivity is common in herding breeds, and can be solved simply enough with dedicated training.
Off-leash, Quigley is a playful and polite pup with good recall. At the dog park he is a treat and enjoys meeting new friends, but will stick by your side when he is ready to go home. This little guy spent his entire life with an older sister and will do best in a home with another dog. He currently enjoys his daily opportunity to herd his foster brother around the back yard and loves coming inside to play tug. While Quigley does express his excitement by running and skipping around the yard- he is far from a high energy pup. After a good walk or romp with a friend he is the first in line to snuggle up next to his humans. Quigley would be a great option for an adopter who works away from home, or someone who would not be able to keep up with the exercise requirements of a young, exuberant dog.
Quigley is the quiet type- but will definitely talk his way into belly rubs and scratches. He’s a sweetheart who is an easy addition to many homes and is looking for another family to share their love with him. While he is an absolute delight with dogs and adults, he is not suited for a home with small children. Ultimately, Quigley was surrendered to our rescue for nipping a small child, and we will not place him in a situation where he may be uncomfortable and make another bad decision out of fear.
Quigley is neutered and microchipped. He will be up-to-date on vaccines and heartworm testing prior to adoption. He is currently being fostered in Frederick, MD and his adoption fee is $275.