Age: 1 year old
Breed: Australian Shepherd/Border Collie
Say hello to Sadie! This lovely lady is a one year old, red bicolor Aussie/border collie mix (at least, that’s our best guess!). Sadie is a sweetheart whose energy and brainpower were just too much for her original owners, so she came to Carolina Hearts for fostering and rehoming.
As one can imagine an Aussie/border blend might be, Sadie is full of energy and loves to play! She is very smart, and quite ball/toy motivated. Along with retrieving and learning new tricks, Sadie enjoys wrestling and playing with her foster siblings. She also knows basic commands, walks well on a leash, and she is house and crate trained.
Sadie adores her people, and has lots of love to give once she’s warmed up to someone. She loves to cuddle with her foster mom – if she’s not too busy chasing the cats, of course. While Sadie is not aggressive with cats, she is very curious, and would probably do best in a home with no feline friends (or very dog savvy cats – but really, why risk it?). Sadie does well with small children, but is a little shy of strangers, and she will typically bark at them until she feels comfortable. It doesn’t take too long, but adopters expecting lots of houseguests should be prepared to continue working on her socialization.
An ideal home for Sadie would be an active family with herding breed experience, as well as the willingness and availability to continue with her training, and to ensure that she gets enough daily exercise to meet the needs of a young Aussie/border. She would be great with friendly siblings who want to play (preferably male dogs), and while she is good with children, it would be best for her to go to a home with children over the age of five due to her energy level.
Sadie is up to date on all vaccines, has been spayed and microchipped. She is fostered in Raeford, NC, and her adoption fee is $300.