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My name is Dolly & Cosmo!

Rottweiler/Australian Shepherd Mix Dog for adoption in Portland, Oregon - Dolly & Cosmo

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Dolly & Cosmo's Info...

I am a special needs pet.

Dolly & Cosmo's Story...
Cosmo and Dolly are pictured together because they are like husband and wife. Cosmo came to the old shelter (Family Dogs NW) in December of 2000 and Dolly came just about one year later. Cosmo was transferred to Family Dogs from a county shelter, where he was not elegiable for adoption due to his rather severe aggression issues. With a lot of time and training Cosmo has learned to live with other dogs and he now actually enjoys the company of other canines quite a lot, however he has never fully overcome his aggressive tendencies towards some people. Dolly came to us from her owner with a litter of 3 week old puppies, her people promised to come back for her when the puppies were weaned but they never did. Dolly didn't hold a grudge, she took right to us and absolutely loved hangingout with the other dogs. She and Cosmo immediately hit it off- it was love at first sight. As time went on Dolly bonded to us and claimed us as her own. She has become quite over protective of all of us here! Neither of these dogs had ever lived indoors as pets, neither of them had received the love and training they deserved- until they came to Family Dogs. The fact that they have bonded so closely these past years makes us feel very strongly that they deserve to spend their entire lives together. They are unfortunately not looking for companionship any longer as they have each other. Cosmo and Dolly will live with us for their whole lives, they love it here , we love them dearly - this has become their home!

If you are interested in sponsoring this happy couple, call it a wedding gift, and make a donation to the shelter on their behalf.

Facts about Dolly & Cosmo

  • Breed: Rottweiler/Australian Shepherd Mix
  • Color: Black - With Brown, Red, Golden, Orange Or Chestnut
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male

Other Pets at Family Dogs New Life Shelter

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Dolly & Cosmo, a Portland Rottweiler/Australian Shepherd dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Rottweiler/Australian Shepherd for sale in Portland, or seeking a Rottweiler/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 Rottweiler/Australian Shepherd breeders who help with Rottweiler/Australian Shepherd rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Portland paves the way for another one to be saved.