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My name is Willie!

Australian Shepherd Mix Dog for adoption in Portland, Oregon - Willie

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Willie's Info...

I am already neutered, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Willie's Story...
Some folks just have it better than others, I suppose. I'm Willie, the shy tri-color beauty in the back, that fella in the front is my bro. Let me tell ya, we weren’t so lucky. When you are born and raised in a puppy mill and hoarding situation, your perception of normalcy gets a little skewed. But we are trying to keep our chins up and soldier on. Everyone here at the shelter has been really nice and patient with us. And we are slowly and surely becoming more comfortable in our day to day interactions. It’s just kinda weird to have no attention or socialization to all of a sudden having people care about you, ya know? So we are just taking it one day at a time and making the best of it. Neither one of us has had any training whatsoever, but as a testament to our breed we are pretty smart and quick learners. Our crate training has been going really well, we have been socializing with the other dogs just great, and we even had a really excellent introduction to cats. It’s just the people thing we are kinda stressed about. I mean, we want love, we really and truly do, but how to do it and what it entails just seems so foreign to us. With time, patience, and love, we will get up to speed, I am sure. Even your little humans, I bet we could get along with them, too! All we have known is each other and being together. But we need to be able to walk the path of love and life on our own four paws. Maybe you could show us that there is a better life out there?

11 mos old-30lbs. My adoption fee is $220 and includes: microchip, neuter, reduced cost training class, 1 month pet health insurance, free veterinary exam, leash/collar, food sample, toy & treat packet

Facts about Willie

  • Breed: Australian Shepherd Mix
  • Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Willie, a Portland 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 Portland, or seeking a Australian Shepherd dog from a breeder in Portland.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Portland 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 Portland 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 Portland paves the way for another one to be saved.