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ROO NCAR #1129
Roo (Ruger) just turned 5 on April 2. Roo is a lively, loving 55 pound blue merle who isn't getting enough attention at home where 4 young children are being home schooled. He LOVES the children, but usually ends up outside where he gets barky and neighbors have complained.
He is reactive with other dogs, needs to be introduced on leash or he can go off on them.
He chases cats, but doesn't hurt them. He would do best in a home with someone who will run him an hour or two per day, take him to obedience classes and help him focus his energy. He loves people! Fostered in Grass Valley. .
TUCKER NCAR #1128
Tucker landed in the shelter in Santa Barbara after he was given away for reasons unknown. We don't know who owned him for his life, only that she gave him away to a person who turned him into the shelter the very next day. He seems in good health, other than carrying about 10 extra pounds. He loves people and children, and is fine meeting easy going dogs.
If he's challenged by another dog, he will not back off. I've noticed he prefers his space and will signal to other dogs to back off or grrr at them if he's lazer focused on me and wants them out of his way. Fostered in Grass Valley.
KING NCAR #1127
King lived his life chained up in the back yard of an unscrupulous breeder. His collar was imbedded into his skin. He was the primary stud dog. He is a small Aussie who should be around 40 pounds, but has been a bit overfed to 45 pounds. He's very low activity and will play with playful dogs, but is mainly interested in being next to his human. He has some issues with big men, but hasn't bitten. He's also a bit head shy, and fearful of two arms reaching down to him. He would do well in a quiet home, with a person (preferably a woman) who will be gentle and patient, and take him on leash walks. Fostered in El Dorado, CA.
LUNA NCAR #1125
We rescued Luna from a bad situation where she lived outside, was bred every heat cycle, and had no vet care. She came to us 9 weeks after giving birth to her last litter. Her ears are so infected, that her hearing is impaired. We're treating her for her ear infections, and have given her all her vaccines, but she can't be spayed till April when her milk dries up. She's 5 years old, 50 pounds, and friendly. Understandably, she's still uncertain of coming in and out of doors, but likes being in the house. She likes all the dogs here, and is getting used to a leash. She has a solid temperament, just needs some training.
Boo is a 12 year old, 44 pound blue merle boy. His owner couldn't exercise him anymore, and hopes we can find Boo a home where he'll get to play with other dogs, and get daily exercise. He can be restless at night (sundowner syndrome) so exercise is key. He's loving and sweet.
POPPY NCAR # 1119
Poppy is a deaf and almost blind 9 month old red merle Aussie. Her foster mom thinks she can see shadows. She was rescued from a shelter at 4 months of age and vet estimates her date of birth is July 14, 2018. She's about 42 pounds now, and is healthy and easy-going.
Her foster mom is teaching her through touch and a vibrating collar. Poppy is a quick learner! She comes when she feels the pleasant vibration, and she has learned SIT (taps on her head) and DOWN (taps on her shoulder blades) She lives nicely with other dogs, is trusting and very sweet. She met a 4 pound blind Yorkie nose to nose!
Poppy is fostered in Hollister. Application required.
DARCY NCAR #1107
Darcy, a sweet, fun 5 year old black tri girl. Darcy loves other dogs, and will solicit play with just about anyone! She is a great Aussie girl who will usually come when called!
She is barky when she is feeling happy, wanting out to be with me, or wanting in to be with me. Sometimes she just barks cause it's fun! She needs an easy walk harness as she pulls on a leash.
Darcy greets everyone like a long, lost buddy and endears herself to all! She'll chase squirrels and cats, and will wait patiently beside gofer holes! Darcy loves car rides and loves running on the beach. We'd like to find Darcy a home where she'll get plenty of exercise and mental stimulation. We would like to find her a home where she's the only dog or lives with a playful, nice Aussie, and where there are no cats. Fostered in Grass Valley.
RICKY NCAR # 1103
Ricky is a big, Velcro red tri boy. He can be intimidating because he often alarm barks and is quite barky in a vehicle when people come near. He has never bitten or nipped.
He is 7 years old, about 65 pounds and will make a great companion Aussie and guard dog for someone who doesn't have a lot of people coming and going out of the house or workplace. He puts on a scary show when protecting his space or car. He will play with other playful dogs. I melt when he gives me hugs and looks into my eyes! He has no interest in leaving the Sanctuary and hangs out quietly in his kennel. Fostered in Grass Valley.