My name is Zak!

Australian Cattle Dog Dog for adoption in Norwich, New York - Zak
Photo 1 - Australian Cattle Dog Dog for adoption in Norwich, New York - Zak
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Facts about Zak

  • Breed: Australian Cattle Dog
  • Color: Gray/Silver/Salt & Pepper - With Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 5983148

Please email if you would like an adoption application .
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Another year, cannot believe but I am growing old here. Not that I feel any older than one year. Slender and agile, life is a game!
I still cannot be trusted off leash indoors, too many irresistable objects to investigate and often thoroughly examine.
Little dogs still fascinate me, that must a trait I was born with, coming from original Upstate NY farm stock! Sheep? Goats? Small cows?
I am still cautious, if not leery of strangers, even can become nippy when approached too fast by a stranger.
So it looks like I am to be fixture here in this fosterhome. Ok with me. But then, dogs have been found and adopted from this fosterhome after 2-3 years here. I would set a record.

Zak speaking: 'Seems I have become what they call a 'foster failure' - meaning they just cannot find a home that I would fit in..Or maybe they just don't want to let me go, worry that I might not adjust , end up in a shelter, on a chain, or in a stable with cows.All those things that foster parents worry about. Also, I have become very attached to this home, and while I do not mingle well with small dogs, especially fesity small dogs, I do get along. Still jumping in trhe air for fun, but I walk ok on leash. Not so sure about strangers, and that makes it difficult to 'show' me to potential adopters.
I love the open space here and the freedom to run and explore my territory. And also watch for unusual activities. But mostly I am a affectionate indoor dog. Love my crate, good food, and watching the outdoors from my deck perch.
Will post some new photos, although I really have not changed much.
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Zack is 3 1/2 years old, just left puppyhood behind. Still he is an exuberant dog, always ready for rough playing, especially jumping into the air. He thinks he is agility material, although he likely comes from farm/herding stock. He has what is needed to keep order among a moving congregation, but only in a safe family environment.


He was purchased from a local farm, but went through 2 homes before coming to this foster home at age 6 months. Most likely due to his exuberance which is intimidating to smaller dogs. Exceptions are courageous equally playful dogs of any size (not under 15 lbs though).
He does not have a mean bone in him, just so darn much energy. His passion is chasing water from a garden hose.
With strangers he is shy, even protective/aggressive. Very alert, watchful. Basically he is still a fearful pup.
He walks well on leash, but he is easily distracted by neighborhood dogs and even little goats.
Although he is a high energy dog when free to run and play outdoors, he loves the indoors. He is mischievous and very curious and cannot be to be given free run indoors without close supervision.
He spends short periods of time outside, but always returns quickly to his post on the deck to survey activities in the neighborhood. He does not mind rain and snow, but is not happy in cold,raw weather.
Zack has been visited by several potential adopters, but each time he was just a bit to 'in their face' to be a comfortable match.

If you would like to meet him please email us, please include basic information and we will send an application.



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About Our Rescue Group...

We are dedicated to the rescue of dogs from crowded urban shelters and rural Southern shelters. Once these dogs have been saved from death row - we are usually LAST resort for them - and have been brought to our foster homes -often by long distance transport, we offer them a home, TLC, vet care if needed, and will introduce them to potential adopters via the internet.

All our dogs are fostered in private homes . The adoption process starts with an Online Adoption Application. Careful screening and matching is the next step. There is a dog for every person, but not every dog is the best match for a particular person. Many factors are weighed. While we will always take our dogs back should this become necessary later, we aim at the best possible match so this will not become necessary.
Adoption Ground Rules

Potential adopters who are felt to be a good match are invited to visit the dog *, spend as much time as they want, and decide either then or later whether this is the dog they want to adopt and share their lives with for many years to come.

This meeting - without obligation - takes place in the foster home. We do not transport dogs to adoptive homes or meet a potential adopter "half way". The adopter will need to sign a contract and agree to always return the dog to us if the adopter can no longer keep the dog.

Contact is initially only via email: email: . We provide as much information as possible about an individual dog, the good and what needs "work". Most often we do not have any "background" because the dog was a nameless stray. However after observing their interactions in the foster home for a few weeks, we usually have a good impression of personality and temperament. And will use that information to find a good match.

* We do not have a shelter or a kennel. All dogs are fostered in private homes. They can be seen by appointment only.

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Our Adoption Process...

-Adoption Application - link provided on pet's web page and on web sites
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-home visits
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