My name is River!

Australian Shepherd Dog for adoption in Minneapolis, Minnesota - River

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River's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, and good with dogs.

River's Story...
*****Adoption Pending*****

River is an 8-month old neutered male with a full tail that came from the Pine Ridge reservation. He is a medium energy Aussie but shows every sign of being a bit of a couch potato as he matures. He loves to go for walks and has excellent leash manners. He would make a great walking or jogging partner. River is suspicious of strangers at first (he shows this by barking loudly), but if he is allowed to approach them at his own pace (especially if they have treats, since he is a sucker for treats) he warms up fairly quickly. Within a day you will be his new best friend, and adoration from this dog is something to behold with his play bows and grins of joy as he runs toward you. River is good with other dogs but does show some guarding behavior around people food. We are working on this and the behavior is fading. When left alone in a crate, River shows his displeasure by barking. This is also improving with training and when he is loose in the house (while we are home) he is quiet and never destructive. He is good with cats and seems fine with dog savvy kids. River needs some training to ease his fear of strangers and to finish his house training. He is a young, stable and happy dog that will give you years of laughter and love in return for a small effort upfront.

Facts about River

  • Breed: Australian Shepherd
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

River, a Minneapolis 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 Minneapolis, or seeking a Australian Shepherd dog from a breeder in Minneapolis.

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