Available Dogs - Southeast
NC, SC, GA, FL
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Penuche is an adorable low rider, she is an aussie/corgi/?? mix. We pulled her mother a few months ago, Wiglet, who was a corgi/aussie mix (dad was aussie/mom was corgi). Penuche is around 1 1/2 yrs old. She is very terrified of people as she was pretty much ingnored and left to her own devices. She does well with other dogs and is trying to play with the foster's dogs! Her foster parents are working with her and she seems to be doing better with the husband (her former owner was a woman). We will update when we have more. She is fostered in Thonotasassa, FL NS2745
Kozmo is 5 yrs old, he's an Aussie/Border Collie cross. Kozmo is a bigger boy, weighing in at 70 lbs.
He is fostered in a home with 2 other dogs; he's having a blast with one but the other is deaf/blind and pushy, something Kozmo isn't appreciating.
According to his previous owner he's good with men/women/children and cats (foster doesn't have cats). He is still new to us so more info as we get to know him.
Kozmo is fostered in Tampa, FL
Apply here for him. NS2938
BearBear came in as a stray from a local shelter; he's pretty timid but we can tell he'll come around. He's already trusting his foster parents and is acclimating into the pack (2 other dogs). Shelter says he's about 4 but we feel he may be a bit older. BearBear was so matted the shelter couldn't even tell if he was neutered or not. Thankfully they had him shaved down and bathed for us and found that he is neutered!! He has been vetted all except a heartworm test. Right now BearBear is just taking it easy. He's not thrilled with a leash so his foster home is just letting him drag it around and be chill. They will start working with him once he's decompressed. We think he's going to be a sweet heart of a Bear! BearBear is fostered in Ormond Beach, FL NSXXXX
Blue Chaser is a friendly, happy purebred Aussie “of a certain age” who was surrendered to our rescue by his owner who could no longer care for him. He is a beautiful blue merle with copper trim, weighs 45 pounds and is 10-12 years old. Blue Chaser has slightly diminished hearing and vision, but hey, he is not a youngster!! He gets around fine and can hear when you call. Blue Chaser is housebroken, crate-trained, walks very well on a leash and loves to ride in the car. He is just starting to learn his basic commands.
Blue Chaser spent most of his life alternating between a small, dirt-floor kennel and a very small crate, and so he is just learning about the world. He loves people and gets along great with other dogs. He has not been cat tested. Blue Chaser is a lower energy guy who does not play games or run after balls, but he loves to take walks, loves to roll in the grass, and loves to just stroll around and sniff in the yard. And of course, Blue Chaser loves to be wherever the humans are, especially if they have a dog cookie or two!!
Blue Chaser still has some medical problems that require treatment. We are placing him on medical hold while we work to make him as healthy as possible. NS3207
Little itty bittie Tillie is 7.5 months old and weighs about 16 lbs. I believe she's going to be a smaller mini. Tillie is very sweet, happy and friendly, but rather submissive and new things/sounds scare her; however, her foster mom is working with her on this and she's coming along. She is crate trained and working on her house training; her foster mom is trying to teach her to ring the bell when she needs to go out! Tillie walks ok on a leash, does get a bit car sick (but didn't get sick on the boat). She knows sit and shake! We are still getting to know her, she'll be available in a couple of weeks. Tillie is fostered in Naples, FL NS3247
Candytuft - ADOPTION PENDING
Candytuft is a seriously sweet purebred Aussie in search of her new home. This pretty black tri with no tail is about 6 years old and is a little overweight at just over 45 pounds. Candytuft is housebroken and crate-experienced (she prefers the sofa!). She walks very nicely on leash and also has great recall off leash. She absolutely loves riding in the car and knows some basic commands.
Candytuft loves people and has never met a stranger. Her coat is wonderfully soft and she loves to be brushed…for as long as you are willing! She is food motivated and has excellent eye contact so she is easy to train. Candytuft enjoys the company of another dog and plays gently. She does watch the neighbor’s cat but is easily distracted when called. She loves her soft toys and ball, but has shown no interest in chasing or retrieving. We would describe Candytuft as a lower energy, medium Velcro dog. She loves to take a few laps around the yard in the morning, play a bit with her dogpals, and then she is ready to simply hang out with her foster mom as she goes about her daily chores.
Candytuft’s ideal home is with a person or family who is looking for a lowkey, sweet and happy companion. She is the perfect travel buddy. Another lowkey dog would be fine with her. She has some early arthritis in her hips, but if you will continue her daily medication she will be your happy, loving best friend for years to come. Candytuft is completing her heartworm treatment and she will be ready for her forever home in late April. If Candytuft sounds like your new best friend, apply today!
Candytuft is fostered in Johnston, SC.
Apply here for her. NS3254
Raiden is a super happy young Aussie mix in search of a new home. Raiden is about 18 months old and weighs 43 pounds. He is housebroken, crate-trained, rides beautifully in the car, knows a few commands, is great with other dogs and loves children. Actually, Raiden loves EVERYTHING and EVERYONE! Raiden is heartworm positive and he will be finished with his treatment and available for adoption at the end of April. Please check back for updates. Raiden is fostered in Decatur, GA. NSXXXX
Young Zeke is such a sweet and friendly little guy! This Aussie mix has a very beautiful, VERY thick blue merle coat and a full tail. He weighs 44 pounds and is about 3 years old. We are just starting our evaluation and so far we know that he loves people, dogs, riding in the car, snuggles, and did we mention that he loves people and is one happy guy?? Young Zeke has a foot injury and we are having him evaluated at the vet school now. We will get this fixed! Stay tuned as we will post updates here. Young Zeke is fostered in Cumming, GA. NSXXXX
Cracker Jack is a very sweet and loving boy 14 yr old blue merle mini male. Cracker Jack is a bit overweight, he weighs in at around 44 lbs and should be more like 26 lbs. Once he is comfortable with you (took 2 days) he will follow you every where. When you come home he's be a happy wiggle butt and give you his impression of a basset hound bark.
This boy loves children, he'll woof woof for them in that basset hound impression and let them pet him all over, he LOVES belly rubs (young children may be too much for him).
Cracker Jack does have some medical issues due to his age and weight. He has arthritis and degenerative joint disease. We are putting him on Adequan, Tramadol, and Gabapentin to help with pain. He is still intact and will remain intact due to his age but, because his owner chose not to neuter him, he does have testicular disease. Cracker Jack also has a cataract, however the vet feels he see shadows and isn't blind in that eye.
We know his time is limited but we are hoping to find him a home where he will be loved for the time that he does have because he's not ready to go right now!
Cracker Jack is fostered in Apopka, FL
Apply here for him. NS3261
Dax (beautiful blue merle male) has joined our little group. Dax just turned two this month (March). He's a bigger boy weighing in at around 50 lbs, but it's 50lbs of love bug! This boy loves life and all people, he's never met a stranger (at least not yet). His exuberance has gotten him in trouble in his foster home with one of their dogs. His foster mom is teaching him PLACE (to stay on his mat) and that will help him with his exuberance. He is a quick learner too! He is not available for another week or two, we really want to get to know him and as we do we will post it here. He is fostered in Fort Pierce, FL NSXXXX
Pretty Paige is a very sweet and cuddly little mini-Aussie in search of a new home. This pretty black tri is 2 years old and a bit overweight at 29 pounds – she should weigh closer to 25 pounds. Pretty Paige is brand new to our rescue and is in the middle of her vetting, but so far we know that she loves people, is great with other dogs and ignores cats. Please check back for updates! Pretty Paige is fostered in Savannah, GA. NSXXXX
Doc Watson is a sweet young purebred Aussie in search of a new home. Just 14 months old and weighing 42 pounds (a great weight!), this handsome blue merle with blue eyes is housebroken, crate-trained, walks nicely on leash and rides very well in a car. Doc Watson is starting to learn his basic obedience commands and is proving to be a fast learner!
Doc Watson is quite skittish when he first meets new people, but once he gets to know you he is relaxed and friendly, and his amazing personality shines. He has not been tested with children. Doc Watson LOVES other dogs and this high energy guy loves to play – no shyness here! He avoids cats if he can – they scare him.
The ideal home for Doc Watson includes an active person or family who is ready to include a hiking/ running/walking buddy in their fun-filled lives. He may even be a candidate for agility. Another playful dog or two and a fenced yard would be perfect. If Doc Watson sounds like the dog for you apply today!
Doc Watson is fostered in Martinez, GA.
Apply here for him. NS3268
Little Gypsy is a sweet little female purebred Aussie in need of a new home. She is 6-7 years old, weighs 36 pounds, and her coat is a beautiful deep mahogany color. She is housebroken, loves her crate, rides nicely in the car and walks very well on leash. Little Gypsy is respectful of the furniture in her foster home (no furniture jumper here!) and knows some basic commands.
Little Gypsy loves people! She is a little shy in new situations but once she is comfortable she has the cutest, happy wiggle-butt. Little Gypsy is a low-to-medium energy girl who loves to explore – the house, the yard, everything is interesting to this cutie. And when the exploring is done she loves to hang out with her foster mom, getting belly rubs, napping and watching the world go by. Little Gypsy is fine with other dogs but she is not interested in play, and she completely ignores the cats in her foster home.
The ideal home for Little Gypsy is a quiet one, with a person or family looking for a happy, quiet little Aussie to be their best friend. Other dogs and cats are fine, but young children would be too much noise and energy for her! If this little gem sounds like the perfect addition to your family please apply!
Little Gypsy is fostered in Hendersonville, NC.
Apply here for her. NSXXXX
Young Sinatra is a handsome, friendly guy who is in need of a new home. Turned in to animal control as a stray, this 3-year-old Aussie mix has gorgeous blue eyes and a full tail, and at 62 pounds is overweight by a good 10 pounds. He loves to eat!!
Young Sinatra is housebroken and crate-trained. He rides nicely in the car and walks beautifully on leash. He does not seem to know many basic commands, but he is so food motivated he will be easy to train!
Young Sinatra loves people. Whether it is walking, sitting, napping or riding, being with his humans is his favorite way to pass the time. He is still learning to not jump on people, and a home without children is best – he could accidentally knock them down. He is OK with female dogs but gets defensive around male dogs in the home. We think he spent his earlier life as an only dog. He has not been cat-tested but he has not shown any prey drive.
The ideal home for Young Sinatra is a home with a person or family who has time to spend with him, teaching him to be the best dog ever and working as his personal trainer to get rid of some of that weight! A fenced yard rounds out his wish list. If you are looking for the perfect walking buddy he may be your guy! Young Sinatra is fostered near Greenville, NC.
Apply here for him. NSXXXX
Bitzee and Mitzee
Bitzee and Mitzee are very cute Aussie mix puppies looking for homes!
Bitzee is the black tri and Mitzee is the black bi. Just 4 months old and weighing in at around 16 pounds each, these little sweeties are shy in new situations but warm up quickly.
They love to play and love to climb – their dog crates are more like perches! We are working on housebreaking and some basic commands – works in progress but they are super smart.
Interested in puppy breath and hours of fun? Apply today! These little ones are fostered near Memphis, TN.
Apply here for them. Bitzee, NSXXXX and
Gramaussie is the sweetest little old lady ever, and at age 15 finds herself without a home. This little 35 pound Aussie girl is hard of hearing, can't see quite as well as she used to and walks a bit stiffly thanks to some arthritis, but she can still find those dog biscuits, loves everyone and enjoys a daily nap in the sunshine. We have started treatment for her “aches and pains”, we are monitoring her progress and will post updates here! Gramaussie is fostered near Ocala, Florida. NSXXXX