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2009 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.
Zena NCAR #581
Zena is about 40 pounds and turned 6 in December, 2008. Her owners moved and couldnt take her with them. She is a bit reserved around people and other dogs, but is friendly after a bit. She warms up more quickly if someone plays fetch with her! She would do best in a quiet home without a lot of visitors coming and going and without children as she tends to herd and nip them. She behaves VERY well on a lead and is getting used to the Sanctuary. She spent most of her days inside and does well left alone and is not destructive. She lived with a cat and another dog. Fostered in Grass Valley . Contact: Kim at

***ADOPTED 8/29***

Beau NCAR #561
Beau is a 7 year old mini red merle. He spent long days outside on a small ranch where he got lonely for human company. There wasnt fencing, and he roamed away a couple of times, so his people asked us to help him find a new home.

Hes pretty easy to have around, prefers human company to that of dogs, will fetch a tennis ball, and has lived with horses. Hes loving, housebroken, not needy at all and a nice boy who deserves to be the only dog, getting all the attention he wants. I brought him to the Western Horse Expo and he eagerly engaged with adults and children...he loved it! ! No Cats! Fostered in Grass Valley . Contact: Kim at

***ADOPTED 8/29***
Blue Merle Male URGENT
I am a neutered male, blue merle and brown Australian Shepherd. The shelter thinks I am about 1 year and 6 months old.

For more information about this animal, call:
Kern County Animal Control - Bakersfield Shelter at (661) 868-7125
Ask for information about animal ID number A772556

Donnie is a 3-year-old, 45 pound black tri Australian Shepherd with a happy smile and a whole-body wiggle when he greets you. Donnie came to us from the Madera Animal Shelter. He's a very sweet dog and very eager to please with a medium energy level. Donnie loves to go for rides in the car and knows his basic obedience commands. He gets along great with other dogs as long as they are nice. He seems very interested in cats when they run so he'd be better in a home without cats. Donnie will always have a limp due to an injury to his elbow but it doesn't slow him down.
Contact: Sue Trapp at (831) 601-3350

***ADOPTED 8-9***
Marley and Rio
Marley and Rio's owner is dying from cancer. They need to go together as they have been inseparable for 10 years. They are perfect house dogs - both in excellent health.

Marley (on left) is almost 12 years old, spayed and de-barked female. She is obedience trained (she has her Advanced Rally title and her Novice Standard Agility title). She is a very sweet dog - sort of the clown of the family - loves everyone.

Rio (on right) is almost 11 years old, spayed, de-barked female. She is shy with some people and cannot live or visit with other dogs. Shes OK on a leash walk, but not good with dogs in her house or yard (except for Marley!) She also will herd and nip at moving childrenespecially running children! Rio is pretty much a lap dog and very sweet with adults.

They are wonderful dogs and it would be great if they could live their final years in a great home. If you have any questions, or are interested, please call Judy at 714/350-9450 or email at . Marley and Rio are in Fullerton, California

Marley is only 5 months old and about 25 pounds. She looks Catahoula or possibly Cattle Dog mixed with another breed. She was adopted from the Diamond Springs shelter as a puppy. She is crate trained, housebroken and knows sit, stay and lie down and likes playing Frisbee. Shes a smart girl who wants to herd and nip at the heels of the young children in her household. She is nippy around high value treats, too.

Marley needs an experienced handler to get her through adolescence, and she also needs mental stimulation like herding, Frisbee, agility and obedience. Marley is in Sacramento .
Contact: Kim at

Cheyenne, NCAR #570
Cheyenne (Now Annie) lives near Lake Tahoe with her new family.

Cheyenne decided to stay at a nearby ranch a few months ago. She was thin and worn and the people tried to find her owners. She was not microchipped and had no tags or collar. So they went to get her shots and the vet said she was pregnant. In May, Cheyenne delivered 8 sweet pups, including Tinker photographed with her Mama. Tinker has been adopted, now its Cheyennes turn.

Cheyenne is about 3-4 years old and very friendly and playful, especially with the young ones. She guards her food against other dogs, but it's subsided a bit since Tinker has been adopted. She may still in Mama mode so Ill watch to see. So far shes delightful and quite playful! Shell be spayed end July and ready for her new home.
Contact: Kim at

*** ADOPTED***

Spencer NCAR #543

Spencer and family
Spencer was found loose on the streets and brought to the Dublin Animal Shelterhe sat for 2 weeks and no one came for him. Hes neutered, very friendly and loving. Hes a very showy blue merle, with one blue and one brown eye. He weighs 53 pounds, and our vets guess him to be 5 years old. He's a good boy on a tie down when you don't want him in the kitchen while cooking. He's housebroken and fine in the house alone...although he'll counter surf for food! he does not know OFF yet! .

He is reactive to other dogs and barks obsessively. He's also shown barrier aggression (barking through a fence) at other dogs, and can get pushy when he's getting pets and another dog muscles in. He is fine with dogs off leash when they aren't "in his space."

The best environment for him is a home where he wouldn't need leash walks around other dogs that are being walked on leash. He'd also do best with someone who understands how to desensitize him to this behavior by getting his focus away from the other dogs and onto his person. He can be managed easily with a sensation harness or gentle leader to redirect his focus. If you have children who want to take their dog for walks, Spencer would not be a good candidate!

He loves his toys, will roll over on his back and play with them and throw them in the air. He likes all people and welcomes visitors to the Sanctuary. He's very loving besides being beautiful and can be quite a clown!! We had a benign tumor removed from his chin and his teeth cleaned. Fostered in Sonoma . Contact: Kim at


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