Need a good home ASAP
Australian Shepherd-Pug Mix Puppy For Sale in ESCONDIDO, CA
|Times Ad Viewed:||58 times|
|Breed:||Australian Shepherd-Pug Mix|
Echo &amp;amp;amp;amp; Charlie
|Age:||3 Years 7 Months Old|
|Color/Markings:||Grey and White, gold|
|Size at Maturity:||Small|
|Shipping Area:||Pick Up Only|
Charlie and his sister Echo are in need of a good home. I have had them since they were puppies, and I honestly do not want to have to find them a new home, but I had to move in with my parents after lost my job and they have large dogs who are beating up on them. I have tried to make the situation work, but for their own safety, I need to find a home for them. It's just not a good situation, and I love them too much to see them get hurt by my parents dogs. They both need a home ASAP. They are 3 years old, a mix of Pug, Australian Shepherd and Min-pin. Both spayed and neutered. They are completely potty trained, crate trained, leash trained, and follow basic commands. They are very well socialized and do well with children and other animals (chickens excluded). They love driving in the car, and do very well when I take them places. They would make wonderful dogs for a family or someone who needs a companion. They are not very big, each is about 29 pounds and in great health. They need to stay together; I am not willing to separate them. I am asking for $150 as an adoption fee per dog, however this is only a means of my being assured that whoever takes them would be really committed to keeping them. I simply need to know that they are going to a home where they will be loved and cared for. If you are interested, or have questions, please send me a text or give me a call ASAP. I live in the San Diego CA area; dogs are available for pickup only.
Items Included: Both neutered
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