Available Dogs - Midatlantic
PA, NJ, DE, MD, VA, WV
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Weber is a gorgeous 2-3 year old black-tri weighing in about 50 pounds. He is a sweet and loving boy. Weber plays well with other dogs, not sure about cats though. He loves to play ball and go for rides in the car, especially to the park with his foster home pets. He is crate trained and house broken. Weber also walks nicely on a leash. He is very eager to please his "human".
Weber is being fostered in Mt. Laurel, NJ with 3 other aussies and they get along great! But he has a very strong guardian instinct and when company comes to visit he does not want to share his "human" with anyone else. Weber would do well with a single person who would be willing to crate him when company comes to visit. . He is such a lovebug with his foster dad and so gentle when taking treats or food. Don't miss out on this wonderful boy!
Weber is fostered in Mt. Laurel, NJ.
Apply here for him. NS3037
Mishka This handsome fellow just turned 5 and after a life lived on a sheep farm he has hard a hard time adjusting to city life. So after three failed placements, we are just going to let him stay where he is for now, where he is doing well with a fully fenced yard and some careful management (ie put in another room) when new dogs or people come in. He tends to love both but gets over-excited so introductions are best put off for a few hours and then handled when the emotions are calmer. Unfortunately he turned out not to have good working instincts either, so the attempt to place him on a highly experienced working farm was also a miss. We love this guy but he is not for just any home. NS2770
Cactus Mack came into the program in KY two years ago and we were told he was 7 at that time, but experience tells us that he was much older. We guess him to be 12-13 now and a very hard 12-13 at that, as the vet expressed it. He had been adopted for 18 months but was returned to us and we figure he is now with us "for the duration". His eyesight and hearing are not the best, and his general mental state is pretty geriatric, but with lots of patience and care he has now adjusted to his foster home and knows the lay of the land. He seems happy enough and really is quite able physically to roam the fenced yard happily. NS2781
Blue Blazes is a male blue merle just shy of a year old and weighing 34.8lbs. He could stand to gain a few more pounds and, with his appetite, is sure to get there soon. He is a total lovebug and loves nothing more than nuzzling against you each opportunity he gets.
Blue gets along very well with the foster house cat and even lets the cat groom him. He is still learning how to play with other dogs. He prefers low energy dogs and gets along exceptionally well with the resident senior dog and young adult dog. He can be a bit apprehensive around younger, high-strung dogs. He is low-med energy and medium-high on the velcro scale. He does well in a crate or left behind a gate or separate room. He's housebroken and knows to go to the door to indicate he needs to be let out. He walks well on a leash and is polite when greeting strangers during his walks. He likes chew toys and is learning to play fetch.
Helen Keller is 6 years old and has been blind since birth. She is super sweet and affectionate, and navigates very well. It takes her only a day or two to get oriented in a new place. Her coat is soft like mink and we think she is really a cross with a Jack Russel but anyone's guess is as good as ours.
At only 29 pounds, she is a very nice small size. Helen, whose everyday name is Kelly, is reliable in the house but she needs to take Proin which is a chewable tablet, twice a day, to help her keep bladder control. That runs about 27 cents a day. She is fine when left loose when you're out, and is just a little love to have around.
She loves toys, especially anything that squeaks, and especially balls she can carry around and chase and then curl up with.
Helen Keller is fostered in Collegeville, PA.
Apply here for her. NS2399
Kyler is a male merle estimated to be about 45 lbs. Please check back for more info as we learn more about him. NSXXXX
Rainey is young, maybe a year old, and seems to have had puppies. The coat is sleek right now but owing to age and puppies she may not have much to show and that might change over time but we can't be sure she will get a real true Aussie coat. She is just quiet and sweet and so very curious about the world. She loves people and accepts their attention very quietly and calmly, but she will strain hard on leash to be able to smell all the new and interesting things in the world so a little training will help with that. Rainey is also calm and sweet with other dogs though we expect some more playful exuberance when she settles into a new home. She rides well in the car and settle without a crate at night in any comfy dog bed provided. Currently she is a litle underweight at 44 lbs and leggy, so we suspect she is quite young. Fostered in Wall NJ. NS3273
Lizzy is coming north late in April and she will make someone very happy, with her affectionate nature and love of training, and she loves loves, loves to play chase games with other Aussies.. She adores working with a person to learn new tricks and behaviors and has all the smarts you expect from what we think is a border collie/Aussie combination. Lizzy is about 4 years old and weighs 35 lbs. She will be fostered in the Metro DC region. NS3275
Blue has a low prey drive and is great with adults and older children. He can be a little rough when taking treats. Because of this, a home with very young children may not be ideal. He likes to counter surf occasionally but, like with the treat taking, it is something we have been working on. A quick "no" or "uh-uh" remedies the situation. Blue came to us severely underweight at 26lbs and had some GI issues. His foster family has been working with him to put on weight. He's currently eating 4x daily in small portions. This seems to work best for him since eating too much food at once can make him sick. His future home should be patient with him and be able to meet his eating schedule to avoid digestion issues. Blue should be ready to go to a new home at the beginning of May.
Blue is fostered in Brick, NJ
Apply here for him. NS3239
The girl has a name and it is Arya! Arya is a 6 year old pure-bred black-tri aussie. She is between 50 and 60 lbs., but needs to lose a few of those. Arya is a little shy at first, but she is very sweet and loves to be pet. She is a wonderful house guest as she is quiet and not a barker.
Arya is fine with other dogs, we are not sure how she is with cats. She is medium to low on the energy scale and medium to high on the velcro scale. Arya is house broken and seems to be fine in a crate. She is fine when left loose in your bedroom at night, although she just might want to share your bed! She is fine with men, women and kids, but older kids might be better since she is a quieter girl.
Arya has very nice house manners, but can be shy at first. She does not have food aggression. She has not shown interest in toys, but that may change as she settles in to her foster home. Stay tuned for updates!!
Arya is fostered in Summit Hill, PA
Apply here for her. NSXXXX
MzyFreck is a 6 year old female tri. She has a high velcro level and a medium energy level. She is not currently crate trained but is trustworthy in her foster home. She was in a home with five other dogs so we will see how her personality blooms now that she is out on her own. We are still learning about MzyFreck's needs and wants. MzyFreck is fostered in Stroudsburg, PA.