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Rascal - Australian Shepherd / Shepherd Dog For Adoption
Australian Shepherd Dog For Adoption in Morehead, KY, USA

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Ad ID: ADN-58990
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Date Listed: 02/24/2017
Date Expires: 12 days from now

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rescue
Breed: Australian Shepherd
Gender: Male Male
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Rascal

Age: Senior
Size at Maturity: Medium
Availability Date: 02/24/2017
Location: Morehead, KY 40351
USA
USA
Tags: Australian Shepherd Dog For Adoption in Morehead, KY, USA
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Altered Yes
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
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Posted Breed: Australian Shepherd / Shepherd. Rascal is a male Aussie mix found as a stray. He has a beautiful black and white merle coat. Estimated to be around 8 years old by looking at teeth. He was with foster after being pulled from pound and got in fight with another male dog over a food item and the fosdter got bnit trying to break it up. Rascal has since been living in another foster home with many dogs sizes 10# - 100# and so far has shown no aggression issues. He has been tried inside but "marked" so spending most of summer outside with doggie door to air conditioned room. Because of his bite history with original foster, probably best not to adopt out to people with small kids.<br> ----------------------------------------------------------------- <br/> This listing was updated on 4/11/2016. New website coming soon! <br> Visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/SavingTheAnimalsOfRowan <br> Email us at star@stardogrescue.org<br> <em>When contacting STAR, please identify yourself as a local adopter, long distance adopter (indicate city/state), rescue, sponsor, or potential foster home/local volunteer in Rowan Co KY.</em> <br/> ----------------------------------------------------------------- <br> How big will this dog get? If the dog in this listing is under 6 months old, you can estimate this dog's adult weight here: <a href=\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"http://www.puppyweights.com\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\">http://www.puppyweights.com</a> <br> -----------------------------------------------------------------<br> Please note: In most cases, the breed mix is our best guess based on the size/appearance of the dog. Most of the dogs we get are strays so their history is unknown.<br> -----------------------------------------------------------------<br> ADOPTION AREA: <br/> At this time, STAR is only adopting to individuals who live within an hour of Morehead, KY. All rescues should please contact us at <a href=\\\\\\\\\\\\\"mailto:star@stardogrescue.org\\\\\\\\\\\\\">star@stardogrescue.org</a>.<br> -----------------------------------------------------------------<br> DONATE/SPONSOR: <br/> Please sponsor me! Full sponsorship is $120 per dog. Partial sponsorships accepted and appreciated. PayPal as gift to STAR_donations@yahoo.com and include comment: sponsor money for [insert dog's name you wish to sponsor]. Sponsoring saves lives! STAR only accepts sponsor money for dogs as we don't have any foster homes for cats so can't pull them from the shelter for sponsors. We can pull cats for rescues, so rescues please do contact us for a rescue application.<br> <br> To donate items, please check out our Amazon wish list:<br> <a href=\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/2P9LORP3RKH8X\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\">http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/2P9LORP3RKH8X</a><br> -----------------------------------------------------------------<br> PET ID INFORMATION: <br> (PR) Rowan County animal, stray hold is 6 days <br> (PF) Fleming County animal, stray hold is 6 days then euth <br> (PB) Bath County animal, stray hold is 5 days then euth <br> *Dog is in foster or boarding with STAR <br> (H) means this animal is from a hoarding situation. <br> Dogs and cats marked (PR), (PF) or (PB) are located in the Tri-County Animal Shelter.<br> <br> Dogs in the shelter receive their first DAPPv vaccination (parvo/distemper) upon arrival at the pound. Rabies vaccine and spay/neuter surgery are mandatory and done for the adoption fee for local residents. Please note rabies vaccine and surgeries are NOT done on site and the adoption fee must be paid before they receive rabies vaccine or surgery. <br> <br> For cats marked (PC) please call the shelter at 606-784-4930 or go there directly to adopt...and do it quickly. Time is of the essence for the cats at the shelter. Due to crowding, some may only have a few days. Cat adoption fee at the shelter is $50 which includes spay/neuter.

Australian Shepherd

Overview: The Australian Shepherd is intelligent and very loyal to his owner. He's a working dog, though, so he does best when his owner gives him a job to do ' such as herding livestock.
Breed Group: Herding
Weight (lbs): male: 50-65, female: 40-55
Height (in): male:20-23, female:18-21
Colors: Blue merle, black, red merle, or red - all with or without white markings and/or tan points.
Coat: Hair ranges from medium to long with a dense undercoat.
Character: The Australian shepherd has a great deal of stamina and is loving, bold, alert, confident, independent, smart and responsive. Australian Shepherds are intelligent and eager to learn. They're loyal and bond very closely with the family.
Temperament: This breed is generally good with children and other household pets. They can be shy around strangers, however.The Australian shepherd has a great deal of stamina and is loving, bold, alert, confident, independent, smart and responsive.
Care: The Australian Shepherd requires very little grooming, although a good combing is called for during times of shedding.
Training: This breed is quite intelligent, learning tasks very rapidly. Therefore, training is easy and quick.
Activity: The Australian Shepherd needs to stay busy and needs a lot of exercise. He's especially suited for people who are into outdoor activities. If it doesn't get a chance to exercise and challenge its strongly developed mental and physical activities, it is apt to become frustrated and difficult to live with.
Country of Origin: USA
Health Issue: This breed has a gene for merle coloration that may also carry a blind or deaf factor. The major concerns are cataracts, collie eye anomaly, and many other minor problems.
Life Expectancy: 12-15

More About Australian Shepherd Breed
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