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September 2010 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.
Shasta is a 4-5 y/o, spayed, sable aussie. She's on the small side at only 45 pounds. She's a very sweet, loving girl who bonds very close to her family. She's good on leash, house trained, knows basic commands and has good house manners. She's ok with dogs but really loves her people and would do best living with a non confrontational dog. She's fostered in Santa Cruz with

Contact: Sue Trapp
Animal Friends Rescue Project
Santa Cruz Adoption Manager
P.O. Box 51083
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Phone: (831) 601-3350
Fax: (831) 333-1956

***ADOPTED 9/29***
Phoenix is a smart, loving 4 year old Aussie/Border Collie cross who has been in 3 homes already. He doesn't trust children under 6 years of age and will growl or air snap if they get too close. He's fine with older children over the age of 9 or 10. He loves car rides, is affectionate, kennels himself to take naps and lives with a cat. We need to find him a home by end September as his family is moving to the Phillipines and cannot take him with them. Phoenix is in Fresno, but can be transported to a foster or permanent home.

Contact: Kim at

***ADOPTED 9/29***
Dooley NCAR #632

Dooley lives with Alan in Prunedale where he gets the run of lots of fenced acres and his own swimming pool. What a life….

DOOLEY is a shy, 5 year old neutered Aussie whose owners lost their home and surrendered him to the Sutter County shelter. He lived outside mostly, lived with older children and livestock. He's warmed up to me and to people who come here often, but reluctant to meet new people. He's easy to have around, can stay long periods outside without problems and is housebroken. He is not a dog for a family with nor a busy household. Fostered in Prunedale.

Contact: Kim at

***ADOPTED 9/27***
KYA, NCAR #652
Kya is a little black tri purchased over the internet about a year ago. She’s a bit timid of strangers, but will warm up. She plays well with the others at the Sanctuary, but needs someone to keep her on a leash when visitors come so she doesn’t hide. She is a nice girl, just used to dodging from things that frighten her. She’s small at 35 pounds. Fostered in Grass Valley

Contact: Kim at

***ADOPTED 9/27***
Annie NCAR #673
ANNIE lives with Sharon in Davis where they go hiking, do agility and spend most of their time together. Annie just went to herding camp where she had a BLAST!

Annie is a happy and mischievous 10 month old black tri. She was purchased as a puppy by a couple in their 70’s and they soon realized she was too much for them. She has not been through any training and pretty much made up her own games and entertainment which includes grabbing paper from the garbage and running outside with it, or grabbing my laundry and running outside with it.

She’s terribly cute and fast and will do great with consistent and loving guidance. She’s on the small side and shouldn’t get over 44 pounds. Fostered in Grass Valley.

Contact: Kim at

***ADOPTED 9/26***

Moe NCAR #486
Moe is a 5 year old, 50 pound 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. He proved to be reactive to commotion and more importantly, proved that he is very territorial.

He and the other dog in his home were left alone and a neighbor came in through the back door to check on them. The other dog barked like crazy as the neighbor arrived. She didn't even get into the house and Moe bit her, then bit her again as she was trying to back out the door. No stitches, but certainly quite serious.

We feel because his bites broke the skin, that he is a force to be reckoned with and will consider adopting him to someone who is very dog savvy and looking for an effective guard dog. He's a nice, cuddly boy. He loves food, treats and his fluffy toys! He is fine with cats and would love to be an only dog, but can live with a calm, non reactive dog just fine.

Fostered in Soquel. Contact: Kim at

***ADOPTED 9/26***
Murphy NCAR #669
Murphy is a 5 year old, showy black tri girl. She’s about 58 pounds and is on a weight loss program. She loves the play fetch with either Frisbees or tennis balls and is great about bringing it back. She’s not too tolerant about brushing or pulling on her collar and will mouth me, so she should not be with children under 12. She is loving, totally VELCRO, plays with playful dogs, but will put overly pushy dogs in their place. I like her! Fostered in Grass Valley.

Contact: Kim at

***AOPTED 9-23***


Lana is am 8 pound cuddle-bug! She loves everyone and snuggles up right next to whomever is next to it person or dog! She loves to sleep curled up against me and sometimes stays under the covers. She is also crate-trained!

She likes car rides and going on hikes. She greets visitors nicely and wants to get into their laps.

She is not tolerant of toddlers who want to hug and squeeze her, and she is also not good with cats. She gets along with all the dogs at the Sanctuary, plays with toys and actually fetches! This is a darling little pocket girl. Fostered in Grass Valley.

Video of Lana (400kb)

Contact: Kim at

***ADOPTED 9-20***
Candi NCAR #649
Candi is a darling 8-10 year old black tri that came into the Placer County shelter as a stray. She was very shut down at the shelter and no one came for her. When she got to the Sanctuary she perked up! She is smiley, follows me around, likes to nap in the van and eats well! She’s such a cutie pie we almost named her that, but thought Candi might be better! She’s spayed, heartworm negative and up to date on shots. She weighs about 38 pounds and could stand to lose about 3 pounds. Fostered in Grass Valley.
Contact: Kim at

***ADOPTED 9-17***
Dora is a 3-4 year old black tri who is on the small side at about 38- 40 pounds. She was a big mess with filthy matts all over, and was covered in fleas when she came into the El Dorado County shelter. What a beauty now!

She’s SUPER Sweet, affectionate and friendly to everyone she’s met. She’s a fabulous little Aussie girl who tested positive for Heartworm and therefore needed to be rescued. We will start her treatment on August 22 and help towards her $500 treatment is greatly appreciated. Fostered in Placerville. NO CATS!.

Contact: Kim at

***ADOPTED 9/18***
Reggie is an adorable 3 year old neutered red tri. He's playful, ok with cats, knows many commands and very loving. Sadly, his owner's landlord demanded that she rehome him by end August. He's house broken and up to date with shots. If anyone would like to represent her pro bono so she can get out of her 1 year lease, let me know! If you might foster or adopt him, please submit an application.

Contact: Kim at

***ADOPTED 9/1***
Cioppino, NCAR #659
Cioppino is a loving, 3 year old, 40 pound black tri. He’s friendly, wants to be with his person, plays fetch, not overly barky and loves petting! His owners lost their jobs and are forced to move to a small apartment where dogs are not allowed. He’s afraid of loud noises and people approaching him quickly or unexpectedly. He was rescued from a ranch where he was kenneled the first 6 months of his life, so he never had the opportunity to be socialized around all sorts of people. For this reason, we feel an adult only home would be best for Cioppino. He loves to play fetch and is really a sweet companion who has lived with small dogs. Fostered in Grass Valley.
Contact: Kim at

Freckles is a 1 year old Aussie/ Samoyan mix whose owner surrendered him to the Fort Bragg animal Shelter when he was only 6 months old. Why? Because he has a heart murmer. Poor boy spent 5 months at the shelter - no one would adopt him due to the heart murmer. Cathi brought him home in April and had three of his teeth removed – the vet thinks he may have been hit in the jaw since all the bad teeth were close together. X-rays show the rest of his teeth to be perfect. Freckles lives with 3 other dogs and is doing great. He would do well in a home with another playfull dog and no cats. He has shown that he likes to herd children so no kids under 12. (he nibbles on thier pant legs but corrects with a no.)

Freckles has excellent recall, is very playful, up to date on shots,heartworm negative and is on preventative, microchipped, altered, house trained and crate trained. He’s a Turn key dog! He also LOVES the beach and car rides. Fostered in Fort Bragg. Application required. Contact: Kim at

Kaina NCAR #xxx
Kaina lives in Forestville with Bob, Carla and Gigi. Bob works from home, so Kaina will be his full time side kick!

KAINA was born at the Sanctuary almost 3 years ago – his Mom is Cassie.

As a puppy at the Sanctuary 2007
He’s lived with one child for the past 2 1/2 years who is now 10 years old. He sleeps with her, he has always been wonderful with her. He has also lived with 3 indoor cats who he loves to play with, he knows to be very gentle. He has had a "big brother" (German shepherd mix) that he is very codependent with. He likes being with him better than being alone. He sits/stays well, has no food aggression, pulls slightly when he walks on a leash. He gets horrible gas/diahrrea when he eats chicken, so he’s fed lamb dog food and he has no problems.

Socially, he doesn't know what to around other dogs, he yelps and whines when he sees them but isn’t sure how to play with them- but he’s never aggressive. So if rehomed with another dog, the dog should be very patient and sweet and non threatening. He is a smart, loving dog that just wants to please. He gives kisses non-stop and all he wants out of life is to be petted, loved and to run. Contact: Kim at

Sacramento ID A531609
A 531609
This blue merle boy is a doll and available for adoption at the Sacramento County Animal Shelter.
3839 Bradshaw Road
Sacramento, CA 95827
Just off Highway 50

***Redeemed by Owner***
Butte ID A031799
I am a spayed female brown merle Australian Shepherd Mix
The shelter staff think I am about 6 years old
I have been at the shelter since August 24, 2010.
I can't wait to meet you!
REF: ID A031799

Contact: Butte County Animal Control at (530) 891-2907

Stockton ID A157534
I am a male, red and white Australian Shepherd
Age Unknown
I have been at the shelter since August 23, 2010.
I am looking for a 4-ever home.
REF: ID A157534

Contact: Stockton Animal Shelter at (209) 937-8274

Senior Aussie
This sweet boy was impounded on August 21, 2010.
He is 15 years old, and is looking for a loving home.
REF: Impound Number A4039973

Contact: LA County Animal Control, Castaic Shelter
31044 N. Charlie Canyon Road
Castaic, CA 91384
Phone: (661) 257-3191 or (818) 367-8065
Hours: M-Th, 12-7pm; Fri-Sun, 10-5

Tricolor Aussie, Please adopt me. I'm looking for a loving home!

Contact: Humboldt County Animal Shelter
980 Lycoming Road
McKinleyville, CA 95519
Phone: (707) 840-9132

DeeDee is a delightful 8 year old black tri living in Irvine, CA. DeeDee's owners lost their home and couldn't find an affordable place to live that allows dogs over 20 pounds. This is heartbreaking for them and they've entrusted us to find DeeDee a loving home. She likes to hike, is a great fetcher and very loving. She lives with 10 and 12 year old girls. (The girls were 5 and 7 at the time) She's good with dogs and lives with a Yorkie. She's good with other dogs, has not lived with cats and owner is uncertain how she'd behave around them.

Contact: Kim at

Shilo has never been allowed in the house and used to go to the park with her owner for exercise. Now her owner has serious health issues and she's alone in a kennel run all day and all night. Shilo is 9 years young, about 58 pounds, can still jump a 5 foot fence and is in awesome shape. She loves to run, chase Frisbees, swim and did I mention she loves running? This is a beautiful, slightly shy girl who deserves a shot at a full life. Shilo is in Dublin.

Contact: Kim at

Himey is a 7 year old, spayed, red tri who weighs about 45 pounds and is utd on shots. Her owner is moving to Japan indefinitely and cannot take Himey with him. She loves children, but can be protective of the grand daughter in her home. She likes to play with water and swim, has lived with dogs, a cat and bird, is fine inside the home and alone in the car. She loves to play and is affectionate. Himey is in Marysville and needs a home or foster home by end of August.
Contact: Kim at

Molly is a sweet senior aussie is looking for a home. Her person is moving to senior housing and can't take her. She's healthy, but deaf, good vision. Used to being an only dog, no experience with cats. She’s good with people and about 40 pounds.

If anyone is interested they can
call Lois in Salinas at 831-424-0735 or can
contact Carie at

Foster is a pedigreed Australian Shepherd and is nine years old. He is friendly and very, very curious, as this breed can be. He is a bit "hyper" when first meeting people, but quickly settles down. He does not love to go to the vet., and this is the one time that we use some care with him and muzzle him. Once out of the close confines of the vets working area he is fine. I've never worried about him with other people. Foster is well trained and responds to the basic commands of "sit" and "lay down" and "stay". He used to be very good on a leash but has kind of forgotten that since we've been in the country, but I'm sure he would quickly respond to leash training. He is a great watch-dog and enthusiastically announces the presence of unfamiliar people or other critters if they enter his territory. It saddens me to part with him, but I am making a move into an environment that just can't accommodate an active guy such as Foster. It is my hope to find a home for him where he can receive love and good care. He loves to be loved, and has much to share with the right people. Contact Robert Chandler 209.852.9241 or email for more information & to meet Foster.

** COURTESY LISTED ANIMALS - PLEASE READ** This is a courtesy listing posted by Friends of Animal Control, Sonora. Any pet listed may not have been seen by anyone from FOAC. We are listing them on our site, to increase their chances of finding a new home. We list them with the given information and photographs from the person/persons who has the animal. FOAC makes no representations as to the health, temperament or suitability of these animals. If you have any questions about adopting a pet that is a courtesy listing, please email directly the person named as a contact.

Contact: Friends of Animal Control
Sonora, CA
(209) 768 3630
Email Darlene at Friends of Animal Control
Email Madeline at Friends of Animal Control


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