Age: 1 year
Breed: Australian Shepherd, Shetland Sheepdog
Weight: 8 pounds
Sonic “I am living proof that the greatest things come in tiny packages. I am 8 lbs. of pure love, bounciness, cuddles, squeaks, and super funny noises. My favorite things are cuddling with my foster parents, running around the yard with my foster siblings, prancing around with toys that are larger than me, and showing everyone that little Aussies are just as fun as big Aussies. My least favorite things are being alone and wearing silly sweaters. I always come running whenever mom calls and I sit down every time she asks me too because — I don’t want to brag — but I’m pretty smart. Also, (and this is a brag), I’ve single pawedly made my foster mom love ‘little dogs’ ” – Sonic
Sonic is a one year old Aussie/sheltie/mix who weighs about eight pounds. He came to rescue with a number of his “siblings,” who were all being used as a part of a “toy Aussie” breeding operation. Sonic is a wonderful little man with a huge heart. He is initially a bit shy of new people, but once he knows you, he wants nothing more than to be around you all the time. His favorite things are snuggling and behind held and he will frequently “ask” to be picked up. He is fun and playful with other dogs, but prefers female playmates. He is quite smart and very eager to please, has learned to walk nicely on a leash, and is working on basic obedience. He has a very good recall and solid “sit”. Sonic follows a “play hard, sleep hard” lifestyle, where he bounces around vigorously for a short bit, then naps for a nice long time. He is a good medium energy dog and does not require a fenced in yard, although he would like somewhere to run and chase toys.
Sonic is 95% housetrained, crate-trained, up to date on his vaccines, microchipped, and neutered. Sonic has minor cataracts (hereditary) in both eyes that have a good chance of not progressing. Currently he seems to not be affected by vision loss and functions completely normally. He has met cats and is non-aggressive, albeit a little obnoxious if they don’t tell him to buzz off. Sonic has not be tested with children, but due to his shy nature, he would likely do best with older children (8+).
**In addition to his cataracts, Sonic does have some minor health concerns that do not impact his daily life or require additional medications, but his adopters will need to be aware, and have the financial means to address any future health issues that may occur later in his life.**
Sonic is fostered in Durham, NC, and his adoption fee is $300. Please visit our website to fill out an application if you are interested in adopting him.