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September 2011 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.
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Fuji had been seen on a small ranch in Sacramento, he’d hobble around and get close, but wouldn’t let anyone near him. Finally, after 3 weeks, Ashley was able to catch him. Fuji was in terrible pain with a metal rod protruding from his leg. Ashley took him to our vet who took X-Rays, removed the metal rod and closed the wound.

Fuji is happy living with his 3 doggie siblings, he respects other dogs and will give them space but he really enjoys playing with other dogs if they will play back. While he is very dog friendly what Fuji really wants is to cuddle up with ANYONE that will cuddle him back. He is comfortable around children that know how to respect dogs, but is easily “squeaked” so would do better with a family with older children. His injury has fully healed and he has regained use of his leg. Don’t let his past injury fool you, this little guy loves to run and jump just like any terrier would. Fuji knows basic commands and is trained to use a dog door to go outside.

Contact: Kim at

***ADOPTED 8/26***
Pinot NCAR #766
Pinot goes home

Pinot is a mini Aussie mix with beautiful blue/amber eyes and his long fluffy tail. He was a stray at the Contra Costa shelter and sat for nearly 3 weeks, but no one came for him. He loves people and seems at ease with all the dogs here. He’s 14 pounds, healthy and about 2 years old. Fostered in Grass Valley.
Contact: Kim at

***ADOPTED 9/25***
Tori, NCAR #760
Tori goes home

Tori is only 7 months old and is afraid of almost everything. She never got out of her back yard, which means she didn't go anywhere, meet anyone, play with other dogs or ride in a car. This girl needs an experienced, patient person to help her build her confidence and learn that life is not so scary. She's well built and just gorgeous. Fostered in Grass Valley.
Contact: Kim at

***ADOPTED 9/24***

Sadie, NCAR #744

Sadie goes home

Sweet Sadie came into the Placer County shelter shaved and heartworm negative. No one came for her and we were her only chance. She’s 8-9 years old, very spry and funny, has her tail and will eventually have her long coat again! She has been treated for heartworm and will be ready for her new home in late August.

She loves everyone, is gentle and quite a doll! Fostered in Grass Valley.
Contact: Kim at

***ADOPTED 9/22***
Ginger NCAR #XXX
Ginger goes home

Ginger lived with a family with 3 children since she was a puppy 8 years ago. She’s mellow loving and used to leash walks. She spends lots of time inside my house and enjoys the comfort of her fluffy bed. She plays with some of the boys, which is fun to watch! Along with getting her spayed, we had her teeth cleaned and they sparkle! Fostered in Grass Valley.
Contact: Kim at

***ADOPTED 9/7***
Bella NCAR Puppy #33
Bella goes home

Bella is an 10 week old red merle North American Shepherd bought from someone in Marysville who sold her at only 6 weeks of age. She sold Bella’s brother to the same family and it was a disaster the instant the two pups got home. They were too young to be away from their mother who could teach them how to behave. Bella DOMINATED her brother, so we were asked for help.

Bella is smart, funny, confident and vocal. She is not for the first time dog owner and is ready to gobble up life! Fostered in Grass Valley.
Contact: Kim at

***ADOPTED 9/4***

Rocky NCAR #746

Rocky went home to Paradise with Mae and Gene. They liked how glued he is to his people, and the fact that he likes car rides, leash walks and just hanging out.

Rocky is a 6 year old, North American Miniature Aussie Shepherd. Since he was a pup, he’s been a companion for a woman who can no longer care for him. He really wants to be with his person all the time and will bark if left alone unless he gets exercise and mental stimulation on a daily basis.

Rocky likes to play “sit and find” with tiny treats.  Hide them in little containers or behind doors or under rugs and he will focus to retrieve them for a long time. Rocky is good off leash, but on leashhe barks at other dogs - but as soon as you let him off leash or he gets to smell them, he is fun and loving.  Rocky loves to run, but does not like to swim.  Loves to chase squirrels.  He obeys:  Heel, with the command “with me”, sit, down, “wait”,stay for when he gets ahead of you off leash.  He will “come” if he is not frightened and if he has had his morning or afternoon run.
Loves his ears getting cleaned and arm pits scratched. He plays very nicely with one dog at a time – can be any dog.
He does fine at the Sanctuary living among a pack of dogs, usually would rather get on with doing something.  He will gently herd a gaggle of geese.

He loves to cuddle! He has lived with cats and is fine with other dogs. I think a home without children where he gets to be someone's constant companion would be best for Rocky. Fostered in Grass Valley.
Contact: Kim at

***ADOPTED 9/3***
Tiko goes home

Tiko is a 5 year old, neutered, 55 pound black tri whose owner lost his job and moved in with friends who won't allow dogs. Tiko knows: sit, stay, shake, roll over, heel, and loves to play Frisbee! He likes children and people, walks well on a leash, enjoys romping with other dogs. He lived with a cat and two dogs. This is a nice, nice boy! Fostered in Roseville.

Contact: Kim at

***ADOPTED 9/2***

Etta is very small Aussie who turned 1 year old on July 4, 2011. She's a pretty, powder Blue Merle and weighs only 27 lbs. She was purchased from a breeder at 10 weeks of age. Etta has graduated from Puppy Obedience 1 and 2, and Obedience for Dog Sports. Etta is wicked smart and knows: Sit, down, stand, stay, wait, follow, side, leave it, off, go to mat and stay, touch, crawl, spin, identifies some of her toys. Still working on reliable come. She's crate trained and is allowed on one of 2 couches and knows the difference.

She is extremely good with other dogs. Loves to play with almost any other dogs, big or small. Does lots of appeasement signals to show she is friendly. Lets other dogs take her toys, eat out of her dish, get on her bed, approach me and even take chew toys out of her mouth. Etta sleeps with and grooms the 2 cats in her home, sometimes she'll chase in play.

Etta has become extremely reactive to bikes, cars, runners and running children. She jumped out of the car and chased a boy who was running by and nipped him in the rear. She didn't break the skin, but did bruise the boy.

Etta becomes very anxious when her owner leaves for work. Her anxiety has gotten to the point that her vet prescribed anti-anxiety medication.

In general she loves people and attention. Rolls over and asks for tummy rubs. She loves playing with her best dog buddies, whether it's running in a big open space or just wrestling in my small office. She loves going to the beach, playing with a doggie friend there or chasing balls. Loves meeting new dogs. She'd likely love doing agility or some other dog sport or herding. Etta lives in Palo Alto on a very busy, high traffic corner home. Because of her reactivity to cars, bikes, runners, it has become almost impossible for her to go out for a neighborhood walk. She goes into the car in order to find places that are "safe" so that she can get the kind of exercise she needs without anxiety and stress. Her owner is incredibly devoted to Etta, but unable to move from her house and hopes that she can find a new home without all the traffic and commotion. She has asked that we find Etta a life with someone in a rural area where she would not have to come in contact so often with those things that trigger her anxiety. This is a high drive girl who would do well in any kind of agility/herding training with experienced handler. Etta is in Palo Alto. Application required.

Contact: Kim at

Buddy NCAR# 729
Steven and Jennifer were attracted to Buddy’s energy and loyal temperament. They will hike in the vineyards daily as well as in the back country near Bear Valley. Buddy will also keep Jennifer company during the day – a win-win!

Buddy is an 9 year old, small, friendly black tri. His young owner got him as a puppy when he was a child and recently moved across country with no one able to take Buddy.

Buddy is VELCRO, polite, loves to play fetch and is people oriented. Housebroken, about 45 pounds and not destructive in the house or car alone.He's not great with young children and doesn't like to be "wrestled with" or handled hard - gentle petting is great though! He lived with 3 cats and a Boster Terrier. Fostered in Grass Valley.

Contact: Kim at


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