My name is HANNA-pending!

Australian Shepherd Mix Dog for adoption in West Milford, New Jersey - HANNA-pending
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I am already spayed, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

HANNA-pending's Story...
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This beautiful three year old girl was found a stray. She arrived on January 18th weighing in at 40 pounds. Hanna is being fostered in a home with other dogs and a cat, in addition to two human adults and a 12-year-old child. She is housebroken and gets along with absolutely everyone in her foster home. I will also add that Hanna does not seem to know any commands but will happily do what she’s asked when she figures it out. (For example, if treats are being handed out and she sees the others sitting nicely, she will sit nicely; or, when she hears my voice calling and sees me heading back to the house to go inside, she bolts toward me.)

I brought Hanna home with me on Saturday evening (1/18/2014). She did well on the car ride back to our house but was a little antsy, which I cannot fault her for, considering she was just on a transport vehicle for who-knows-how-long. She didn’t whine or cry or anything like that, she just wanted to be closer to us in the front seat is all. Once we got home, I immediately put her in the back yard so she could relieve herself if she needed to. Then, I began to bring each of my dogs out to introduce her to them. Hanna was very polite during the introductions and allowed the other dogs to sniff her as long I stood close to her. Once she was done meeting her canine foster siblings, we all went inside the house. When my cat caught her eye, she just looked at him and seemed to have no particular interest in him. In fact, all Hanna seemed to want was either her foster mama or foster dad,… When one of us got tired of petting her, she simply moved to the other one for affection, and continued to go back and forth. When it was time for supper, Hanna ate very nicely alongside the other dogs and displayed absolutely no food aggression towards anyone. After being in her foster home for a couple of hours, Hanna seemed to settle down enough to the point where she didn’t keep asking to be pet. She found a free spot on the love seat and quietly curled up and watched TV with us. (Yes, she does watch TV, she also likes watching videos of dogs on the computer as well.) At one point, I noticed she had left her spot on the loveseat and I didn’t see her from where I was sitting. I got up, walked into the kitchen and discovered her standing by the back door to go out. I let her outside with the other dogs but she would not leave the porch and go into the yard to relieve herself until I joined her. When she finally did go, she did a very long piddle (GOOD GIRL!). Hanna repeated this behavior (waiting for me on the porch) several times over the first 24 hours of her stay with us. For her first night, my plan was to crate Hanna and I had set up a crate in the living room for her; however, we all happened to fall asleep while watching TV in the living room. Fortunately, this mistake was not a costly one – she was a perfect angel through the entire night!

Hanna seemed perfectly content with sleeping in on Sunday morning and actually decided to snuggle up with me for a while on the couch. She is super affectionate and lovable! It was pretty cold outside, so we only went out for short spells but Hanna did start to play with her fur siblings today (I took a video of some of it). I spent a couple hours cleaning the house in the afternoon and, instead of being under foot, Hanna opted to go lay down in the crate I had originally set up for her to sleep in at night. Even when I was done cleaning, she seemed quite content to stay in there, she was in and out of the crate for the remainder of the day.

I’ve also noticed that while I haven’t been able to get her to play any games (like fetch) with me yet, she is very interested in watching the other dogs play with me and she loves to play with toys and chew on bones by herself. I couldn’t help but crack up this morning (Monday) as I watched her go to the toy basket, select one, bring it to the area rug where she left it after only 10 seconds, go back to the toy basket, grab another toy, bring it to the area rug,… She must have done it 5 times in a row when she discovered me watching her… Then she stopped what she was doing and came over to me for luvins.

I decided not to crate Hanna before I left for work this morning, and hoped it wasn’t a mistake. I received a glowing report when she was let out at lunchtime! Hanna is an absolute joy to have around and I cannot express how much I love having her in my home. She may need to learn things like basic commands and ‘no paws on the counter’ but she wants to learn and she wants to please. Hanna is awesome – plain and simple,… You have no idea how proud I am to be her foster mama. Hanna deserves a family that will give her all the love she craves and deserves in a home where she can continue to learn and grow. If you are interested in seeing additional photos, please friend Sheryl's Den on Facebook. You can get a link to our Facebook page at If you are interested in adopting, please complete and submit an application. Be sure to list the dog's names that you are interested in on the first question within the application. Please be sure your application is complete. The 1st question asks which dogs you are interested in. To see additional dogs, see our adoptable pet list at

This animal is currently fostered in a private home. Our rescue is 100% foster home based. We do not have a shelter or kennel. They are cared for by a loving family until adopted. Each pup has had their first vet exam, a shot, and de-worming, etc We make sure they have no fleas prior to going into our foster homes. They are fostered out of the shelter at least two weeks or more prior to adopting to monitor health. We take their care seriously! Please note that the adoption appointments will be scheduled after your application is approved. Once adopted, feel free to change the dog's name. You do not have to keep the name listed in this post.


IF YOU ADOPT a pup and live in the State of New Jersey we do have low cost spaying and neutering at very affordable prices. Kindly inquire upon an approved application. We also have an affordable program for out of state adopters. We also offer low cost micro-chipping! For a low fee of only 20.00 we will have your dog microchipped. You will be able to register the microchip for a low cost fee of only 10.99 at the time of the adoption appointment. The 10.99 fee is a ONE time registration fee. The microchip is for the lifetime of the dog. You have the ability to update the contact information at NO cost. You will also have a one year membership to Home Again. This is a big savings for you.

***** If you're interested in fostering we could always use the help to save more animals. A crate, food, and medical care are provided. The animals are picked up in West Milford, NJ and brought back here for adoption. The time commitment is two to two and a half weeks. Please email letting us know what town you live in and we will forward information to you. *****

Sheryl's Den has teamed up with Petfirst Health care in an effort to offer pet insurance for your adopted family member. If you wish, you can enroll once you adopt or within 20 days after your adoption. Your coverage will begin at midnight following your activation. The first month is only 5.00. If you choose to continue the pet insurance the cost would be 14.95 a month thereafter. Pet insurance protects you from the expense of vet care. No need to worry about unexpected expenses. Details: Use any veterinarian, pay your vet, send claim form to PetFirst, meet the 50.00 deductible, receive your reimbursement check in as little as two weeks. If you would like further information, you can contact PetFirst at 1-877-291-PETS.

Facts about HANNA-pending

  • Breed: Australian Shepherd Mix
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

HANNA-pending, a West Milford Australian Shepherd dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Australian Shepherd for sale in West Milford, or seeking a Australian Shepherd dog from a breeder in West Milford.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in West Milford already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a West Milford breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Australian Shepherd breeders who help with Australian Shepherd rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in West Milford paves the way for another one to be saved.