Age: 1-2 year old
Breed: Australian Shepherd
Hi! My name is Theodore, but everybody calls me Theo. I’m a one to two–year-old Australian Shepherd boy with an adorable little nub. My start to life was a little tough but boy, life is better now! I’m a little skinny, but I’m getting lots of food and am happily putting on some weight – foster mom says I should be 45-50lb once I’m nice and healthy! I LOVE my people. My foster mom calls me “velcro,” whatever that means. I just know that I’m the happiest when I’m snuggling next to them or keeping an eye on them from across the room. When my foster family isn’t around, I’m pretty relaxed and don’t seem to have any signs of separation anxiety.
I get along great with the other dogs in my foster home, too. We love to wrestle and play chase, and sometimes I zoom around hoping that one of them will join in! In fact, I might prefer a family that has a canine companion or two for me since I’m still learning how to live my best dog life. Sometimes when I get excited or anxious, I lick, circle or nip at my people, so I probably wouldn’t be a good match with a family with children. My foster parents are working on teaching me that being patient and waiting for affection is a much more effective means of obtaining it – but sometimes I just can’t help myself, I am a herder afterall!
I’ve started to learn how to play around in the backyard and that walks aren’t quite as scary as they were, but I don’t like to venture too far from home just yet. Foster mom says we’ll just go a little farther each day, and that seems okay with me. I’m a little timid toward strangers, new dogs, and new sounds on walks, but I’m getting more comfortable as time goes on. You know what helps? TREATS – Treats always give me a little more courage!
I am crate trained and I’m getting the hang of house training. I’ve learned to sit patiently, even when I’m waiting for my food dish. I’m really proud of myself when I keep my butt on the ground even when it’s wiggling!
So if you’ve got herder expereince, a doggie friend, and fenced in yard – I might just be the boy for you!
Theodore is currently fostered in Charlotte, NC. He is neutered, microchipped, and UTD on vaccines. His adoption fee is $300.