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October 2008 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.
Logan NCAR #504

Julie, Logan, Tyler
Logan now lives in Mill Valley with Julie, who has always lived with Aussies. Tyler, Julie’s son is happy with his mom’s selection of this loving red tri boy!

Logan was a stray who came into the Yuba County Animal Shelter. He’s about 2, very sweet and easy going….and very handsome! He’s loving, happy and doing fine squeezed into the Sanctuary. He’s a nice Aussie for the first time Aussie owner. Fostered in Grass Valley. Contact: Kim at

***ADOPTED 10/24***
Casey NCAR #505

Jean, Tom and Casey
Lucky Casey gets to live with Jean and Tom and his new lab brother, Hunter in Yuba City. He has a huge swimming pool that he’s already been in with Hunter. Casey is a happy boy!

Casey is a well behaved, calm 3-5 year old black tri we pulled from the Yuba County Animal Shelter. Someone taught him things and he responds lovingly to all people. We had some cysts removed from his neck area as they could have caught on his collar. He’s as lovely a boy as you can get, and weighs 70 pounds, could stand to lose 5 pounds only…he’s a big dude! Fostered in Grass Valley.
Contact: Kim at

***ADOPTED 10/23***

Moe NCAR#486

Moe is a 4 year old black tri who is very affectionate and sweet. He lived with a family with children his whole life and soaked up lots of attention and adoration. Unfortunately, this summer got very hectic in the house hold and no one was paying attention to his changing behavior. He proved to be reactive to all the commotion and nipped a workman who startled him by walking in the front door. Moe was getting more and more amped and needed boundaries set for him.

He lightly nipped Dave, our Sanctuary contractor who walked past him in a tight spot in our kennel building. He didn't tear his jeans - it was a little message that meant "I know you're here" and it was very gentle. With proper desensitization training, Moe will be just fine....he's a very, very nice, cuddly boy. Fostered in Grass Valley . Seems OK with cats. Contact: Kim at

***ADOPTED 10/23***

Blue NCAR #xxx

We pulled this 10 month old blue merle boy the DAY he was to be put down. Thank you CJ! He's fun, goofy and a big boy.

He's living with cats and enjoying the dog park. More about him soon! Fostered in Redwood City.

***ADOPTED 10/15***
Toby #02
This little blue merle boy with his tail was a stray. The person who found him has an Aussie, and thought for sure someone was madly looking for him. Not so. So this little14 month old cutie is with us. He ’s soft, smart, loving, fairly calm and just adorable. Fostered in Grass Valley.
Contact: Kim at

Maverick NCAR #502

Toby is a darling, clueless, young blue merle boy. He is gorgeous! He is a goofball and very playful, we think under two years of age. Fostered in Sacramento. Contact: Kim at

***ADOPTED 10/13***
Gus NCAR# 485

Gus is a 12 month old blue merle with his tail. He was adopted from an Oregon shelter, then rehomed when he was just 6 months old. Both his homes had no fencing and he got into neighboring property looking for something to do. This boy is Velcro and fun and just needs to be taught what’s expected of him. He’s a bit reactive to dogs and men he doesn't know when on a leash, but this can be remedied by lots of desensitization, going to obedience classes and lots of leash walks.

This is a good boy who loves children, is a bit afraid of men in hats, and wants to play with all cats, even if they don't want to. This is a loving boy. Fostered in Grass Valley. Contact: Kim at

***ADOPTED 10/12***
Red NCAR #473

Red and family at the beach

Above: Big Red at 124 lbs

Above: Red at 105 lbs
Red lives in Pacific Grove and is loving life! Actually, he always loved life…and I think that’s what pulled him through. We’re all thrilled for Red!

Red was found listless on the side of the road in Auburn. He was full of fleas, maggots and ticks. A kind woman brought him to the Placer County Shelter where he weighed in at 124 lbs. He was massively obese, dehydrated and fighting infection from all the bites he endured.

Shelter staff immediately shaved him and gave him a bath. Barbara, the rescue coordinator asked if we’d take him in because he could not be adopted to the public in such bad shape. We picked him up and all the shelter staff came outside to cheer him on as he climbed into our van with some help.

We spent $410 on his first round of tests: Heartworm tests, Chest X Rays and a full blood panel. As expected, he needs to be on thyroid medication. Adding insult to injury, Big Red tested positive for heartworm.

Slideshow of Haley and Red

This boy is Velcro, yet independent enough to just hang somewhere around me. After only 2 days with us, he showed that he likes to play fetch! I didn’t throw it far, but he got the ball and brought it back and dropped it for me. He also likes to throw toys in the air and catch them, and he would play with Haley as long as she wanted. Our vet thinks he’s 5-7 years old.

Progress Report
5/18 124 lbs.
5/27 119 lbs.
6/11 111 lbs.
6/17 108 lbs.
7/4 105 lbs.

7/22 98 lbs. YAHOO!

8/8 94 lbs. DOWN 30 LBS!
8/19 92 lbs.
9/14 84 lbs. DOWN 40 LBS!

Fostered in Grass Valley. Contact: Kim at

***ADOPTED 10/8***
Bella NCAR# 496
Bella is a sweet and affectionate adult black tri who was a stray in the Sacramento City Shelter. She’s spayed and up to date on all her shots. Although she'll play with another Aussie, she can get a bit snippy with some dogs when they get near her person - she wants all the petting! She's just darling and VERY human oriented, yet played like a puppy with Toby (posted below). She’s being fostered in Sacramento. Contact: Kim at

***ADOPTED 10/3***
Captain Jake
Captain Jake is an 8 yr young, neutered male, black tri-colored purebred Australian Shepherd. This guy is one huge teddy bear. Unfortunately, he has spent most of his recent life in a chain link dog kennel, which explains his intense desire for attention and affection. Jake has been happy to meet new female dogs, but since he has recently been neutered and has not been around other male dogs, it is unclear as to how he will be with them. However, he is a wiggly, bubbly and happy dog. He is curious about cats, tho not intense with them. He is unsure of livestock, tho shows no real prey drive nor herding instinct. Jake is currently being crated inside at night and is okay. His recall is fair to good and with some work, should be fine. Jake seems to like kids and is friendly with strangers. He may do best with a second dog in his future home, as he seems worried when he is alone, unless he is soaking up hugs and kisses from his human. By the way, Jake is a big fan of kisses, mostly when he is giving them! Jake and Rosee are both diamonds in the rough, but their huge desire for love will help speed the polishing process.

Contact: Jean Threlkeld at (707) 525-0689
Northbay Canine Rescue and Placement: (707) 795-7575

Ella is about a year old and very, very shy. She's only 1 year old and was adopted from the San Rafael Humane society. This is a very submissive girl who needs someone who will work with her daily. She's so scared of strangers that she'll crawl under parked vehicles She is the sweetest dog, beautiful, funny, and loving. She needs someone who has the time to devote to her. Ella is in San Rafael. Application required.
Contact: Kim at

River is a 9 month old Red Tri who is personable, well trained and well loved. He's reactive to the toddlers in his home. We've evaluated him and other than not liking toddlers, he's a great boy! He's about 45 pounds, and lives with a macaw as well as an outdoor cat. He is a bit reactive towards other dogs on leash, but not aggressive. He loves Frisbee, running and loves any toy he can destroy!

Ginger is a 5 year old aussie mix who just appeared at a home in Grass Valley 2 years ago. They don't know her background, so we're not sure how she'd live with children. She chases their cats when they run and our other dog. Ginger is an alpha female and should be an only pet. She is very jealous of the other pets being on her mom's lap or being petted, but she's not that way with her Dad. She speaks for treats and does fear gun shots and loud noises. She doesn't like the hose. She loves to go for walks, but she does not fetch. She likes tug of war. She'd really like to be an only dog, so we're helping her find her perfect home so she doesn't have to share attention with other pets. Ginger is in Grass Valley. Contact: Kim at

Blue Merle Female - ID#A3878676
am a female, blue merle and white Australian Shepherd mix. My age is unknown. I have been at the shelter since Sep 09, 2008. This information is less than 1 hour old. For more information about this animal, call:
Los Angeles County Animal Control - Lancaster at (661) 940-4191
Ask for information about animal ID number A3878676

This DOG - ID#A153088
I am a male, blue merle and brown Australian Shepherd. I am about 11 months old. I came to the shelter from Atascadero. I am not currently available for adoption but may become available in the future.
I have been at the shelter since Sep 18, 2008.
For more information about this animal, call:
San Luis Obispo County Animal Services at (805) 781-4400
Ask for information about animal ID number A153088

JILL - ID#A124360
My name is Jill and I am a female, tricolor and white Australian Shepherd. I am estimated to be 2 years old.

I was lost but my owner has not found me so I am now available for rescue by a Washoe County Regional Animal Services Rescue Organization or for adoption through the Nevada Humane Society. Please call Nevada Humane Society at 856-2000 if you are interested in adopting this animal.

I have been at the shelter since Sep 15, 2008.
For more information about this animal, call:
Washoe County Regional Animal Services at (775) 353-8900
Ask for information about animal ID number A124360

WILLY - ID#A041389
My name is WILLY. I am a male, black Australian Shepherd. The shelter thinks I am about 1 year old. I have been at the shelter since Sep 20, 2008.
For more information about this animal, call:
Placer County Animal Control - Auburn at (530) 886-5539
Ask for information about animal ID number A041389

I am a neutered male, white and tan australian shepherd mix. I am estimated to be about 3 years old. I have been at the shelter since 08/16/2008. This information is less than 1 hour old.
Shelter Staff made the following comments about this animal:
nice k9 needs training was on veg diet with prev owner has been doing fine on k9 food is food oriented so will place with children ages 10 and up
He's getting shelter crazed....this boy needs lots of exercise and human time.

For more information about this animal, call:
Sonoma County Animal Care and Control at (707) 565-7100
Ask for information about animal ID number A219274


Evaluation by the Behaviorist at Butte Humane:

Rusty is a beautiful red tri Australian shepherd. He is purebred, he just has a bad hair cut. Rusty is a very eager to please, outgoing, sweet boy. He is Velcro and becomes attached very quickly to people. He wants to be near you or on you all the time. Rusty was surrendered by his elderly owner because she was unable to care for him. Rusty is very sensitive to his owner, and can be protective. As long as you are confident, he is confident. Rusty’s owner’s daughter had someone over to her house and when the owner walked into the room she became nervous, so Rusty got nervous, and then his owner yelled for her daughter to put Rusty out, he thought his owner was in danger and nipped the guest in the butt. He didn’t break skin, and I don’t think he would have issues if he were with an owner that was assertive and confident around new people.

Rusty was boarded for a month and the manager of the boarding facility said he was perfect with everyone. I’ve been spending a lot of time with Rusty and he has become very bonded with me, but has not been at all overly protective and happily greets new people. I don’t think that Rusty will have any issues as long as you are comfortable and give him boundaries. Rusty has been an indoor/outdoor dog that is totally housebroken. He knows “sit” and “stay” and will walk well on a leash if you are consistent and firm with him about pulling. Rusty is a very intelligent dog that listens as long as you are firm with him. Rusty has lived with other dogs in his previous home and was great with them according to his previous owner. When he was at my house he was friendly with my dog, but was very competitive about attention with people. He wants to be with you all the time and doesn’t like to share the spot light. He would shove my dog out of the way to be petted. I think he would be okay in a home with a submissive dog, but he wouldn’t be good with a dog that also needed to get a lot of human attention or was dominant.

I think he would be best in a home without cats because it is too tempting for him to chase. Rusty has never lived in a home with kids, but has met a few while here. He is friendly to kids, but I don’t think a home with kids would suit him. Rusty does best in a home that is quiet and mellow, and kids might get a little overwhelming for him. Rusty has a medium energy level; he loves to play, but is mellow in the house. I think he would be great for someone that has a yard and time to play but really wantsa friendly house dog to lounge around with. Rusty is a wonderful dog that deserves a great home. Adoption- $75

Contact Kim at at the Butte Humane Society in Chico at 530-343-7917 Ext. 104 or email:

***Adopted 10/5***
SHALA - ID#A715106
My name is SHALA. I am a female, red and white Australian Shepherd mix. The shelter thinks I am about 2 years old. I have been at the shelter since Mar 15, 2008.

For more information about this animal, call:
Kern County Animal Control - Mojave Shelter at (661) 824-1030
Ask for information about animal ID number A715106


Snow is about 1 1/2 years old. She was rescued from an illegal breeding operation and has been at the Solano SPCA for more than a month now. Snow is deaf and very loving. She loves attention and has the typical energy level of a young Aussie. She would love to live with older children, and is scared of cats. She doesn't mind other dogs when in group play, and is a typical, pushy Aussie!

Contact: Solano SPCA in Vacaville at

Blaze -- Aussie/BCx red/white w/ docked tail. Poor guy arrived really needing a bath. Stray. Fine with other dogs. More info to follow.

Kings County Animal Services
10909 Bonneyview Lane
Hanford, Ca 93232
(559) 584-9214
Hours: M - F 10:30am - 5pm. Open till 7pm on Wednesday.
Closed Sat/Sun
Contact Teri Rockhold, Animal Services Manager


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