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April 2013 Recently Adopted Aussies

The list of adopted aussies is growing fast! Wonderful for the dogs but hard to show all on one page. We have split up the past adoptions by month. Use the links to see all our wonderful adoptions and adoptions we have assisted.
View the dogs below. Click on their pictures to see a larger image. The links above will take you through our different categories of listings.
Flash is a gorgeous, 2 year old Australian Shepherd / Border Collie mix. He is neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. Flash needs an experienced Aussie home in a relatively quiet area. He is a rambunctious boy who can torpedo around and does not have a good sense of other human's or animal's personal spaces. Thus, although he loves people, he is too much for a home with kids. He loves other dogs, but due to his higher energy and lack of personal boundaries, they do not always tolerate him. He likes cats, but when bored paws at them to try to get them to play so may be best in a home without cats.

Flash is food motivated, crate-trained, house-trained and knows some of his basic commands such as sit, down and come (sometimes ;)). Flash has some noise sensitivity and while generally ok, Flash does not like to be around vocal, barking excited dogs or similar noisy situations. This is his one weakness and he gets leash reactive then, just from a "stop the noise" kind of way. Flash loves to go out on hikes, walks and jogs. He seems a little ADD though, and so does not stick by people off leash until he really bonds and has his recall confirmed, only because he gets distracted by motion and sights. Flash would do great in a quiet-type rural home with active adult owners who can give him regular daily exercise, and who will build on his training both of which will calm his ADD tendencies.

If you are interested in adopting Flash you can fill out an adoption application at, or for questions please contact Diana as shown at

***ADOPTED 4/14***
Gracie is a 7 year old, 45 pound black tri Aussie. She's a great girl, loves fetch, loves people and kids. She was surrendered to Rocket Dog Rescue in the Bay Area because her owner was too ill to take care of her. She wants someone to be around most of the time, is sweet and funny.

Contact: Jon Engdahl with Rocket Dog Rescue for application at

***ADOPTED 4/14***
Mya NCAR Pup
Mya just turned 5 months old. She's smart and quite agile. She's ready for training in her new home, as she has had very few opportunities to be in the outside world, see people on bicycles, meet strangers, take leash walks…everything any new puppy needs to experience.
Fostered in Grass Valley.

Contact: Kim at

***ADOPTED 4/20***
Blue is a big, goofy, 5-year-old blue merle whose owner was too ill to care for him. He loves to fetch, has a lot of energy, plays with most of the Aussies here, and pushes his way into you for a snuggle. He was over fed(free feeding from a trough) and came here at 89 pounds.

He can be protective of his yard with delivery (uniformed) people and visitors, but is OK if someone is there to tell him it's "all right." He&squo;s quiet if left in the yard alone or with other dogs, is housebroken, and on a weight management plan so he can get down to about 65 pounds. Fostered in Grass Valley.

Contact: Kim at

***ADOPTED 4/20***
Donner NCAR #852
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Donner is a very sweet 7 year old red tri who was surrendered to us by his owner because of divorce and moving. He's 55 pounds, and lived mostly outside with an older female Aussie. He likes all people and children and has lived with cats. He is getting used to all the dogs here, but still will stay away from them if he can. He let me give him a bath, is fine on a leash, likes to be close and seems on the "needy" side.

Unfortunately, he tested positive for heartworm and will be treated during the next several weeks and not available for adoption until March. Any help towards his vet bill would be greatly appreciated. HE's a darling boy. Fostered in Grass Valley. Contact: Kim at

***ADOPTED 4/18***
Penny is a 9-year-old, red merle who was left alone too much during the day, so she jumped the 6-foot wooden fence! She loves being around people and shows no signs of wanting to leave the Sanctuary. She's loving and sweet. Fostered in Grass Valley.

Contact: Kim at

***ADOPTED 4/18***
Trey NCAR #
Trey is a loving blue merle with his tail who just turned 1 year old in February. His owners said he was destructive in the yard when he was left alone for 9 hours while they went to work. He's had no training, seems fine and non destructive here. He does bark if I leave and takes awhile to stop I think it's because he's attention starved. He stays close, plays fetch, likes to play with other dogs, loves all people and would be a great companion for an active person who will take him through obedience training, and give him the exercise and attention he needs. He's great off leash, too Fostered in Grass Valley.

Contact: Kim at

***ADOPTED 4/6***

Cobalt NCAR #795
Cobalt is one of Amber's puppies and born in my home on February 28, 2010. He has a fabulous upbringing, attended obedience training and lived with a loving family with two children. As he hit adolescence, he became increasingly intolerant of being told "no" or being told to "drop" or "move".
He nipped the owner when she reached for a piece of bark that he was eating. This is not unusual for adolescent dogs - and he would have stayed in the home had there not been two children. He would do best as an only dog with adults who will offer him a routine and consistency. He has a huge personality, plays well with the other dogs at the Sanctuary, is fine in the house alone and likes car rides. Fostered in Grass Valley.

Contact: Kim at

***ADOPTED 4/2***
Bear is a 5 year old red tri who has had lots of training and knows most commands both verbally and non verbally. He knows front, sit, come, stay, down, over, heal-right/left/ behind and crawl. Place food down then 'release' for him to eat. He’s crate trained, housebroken, good on a leash, loves people and other dogs, and has lived with children in his home. The youngest child is autistic and has begun hitting Bear, so sadly he needs to be rehomed. He loves playing ball, his stuffed monkey toy, Kong toy, walking, and car rides. Bear is near Placerville. Application required.

Contact: Kim at

***Adopted 4/1***

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