Boy - CPAustralian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler / Australian Shepherd / Mixed (short coat) • Male • Adult • Medium
Boy is a beautiful, glow-white German Shepherd/Australian Shepherd mix. He is between 6-8 years old and weighs 75lbs. Boy was found at Christmas. While he had an owner, this person wasn't able to care for Boy well so he was very underweight (only 61lbs), was covered in skin infections, missing most of his fur and had a very extreme eye infection - so much so we thought he was blind!
Over the past months, Boy has quickly re-gained his strength and blossomed into a most gorgeous pup inside and out. He is now at a perfect weight, all of his fur has grown back (and there's a lot of it!) and he has fully-recovered from his eye infection - he does not have any sight issues. His teeth are in great shape (a couple of chipped teeth but they don't bother him).
He is so sweet, kind and gentle. He loves all people and is great with other dogs. He is fully house-trained and has not shown any destructive behaviors. He loves spending time in your company but is also content to be in his room snoozing. Right now he spends most of his time with our other foster, 7 month old, 16lb Maggie - and he LOVES her. They play and play. He never gets mad at her when she bites his ears and tries to eat his food or steal his bone. Sometimes she gets scared in her crate and cries. Boy is so sweet to her - he talks to her to make her feel better and always succeeds in calming her down.
He is HW+, however you would never know this. He isn't showing any symptoms of this disease and is now regularly taking heartworm prevention in an effort to keep him healthy and "slow-kill" the worms. He enjoys pottering around the yard, eating bull sticks and playing with Maggie. He would be best suited in a home where he was able to hang out and go for occasion walks (because of the heartworm, he is not a running buddy in the making nor does he need a lot of exercise outside of the home). He would be an awesome guard dog. He is large and does bark when he hears things he's not happy with.
Contact Nicola at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in meeting this boy!