My name is Bruce!

Cattle Dog Mix Dog for adoption in Fresno, California - Bruce
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Animal Compassion Team of California

Facts about Bruce

  • Breed: Cattle Dog Mix
  • Color: Black - With Gray Or Silver
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 9657561-265320
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.


Bruce is a wonderful 4 year old Cattle dog mix. He is approximately 68lbs.
Bruce has lived with a house full of people, cats and other dogs. He does very well, but has a very high herding instinct so tends to chase things if they run from him.
Bruce has been a great addition to our family over the past few years, we have completed all three levels of training courses through PetSmart and passed with flying colors because Bruce is very intelligent.
We have gone on trips to the lake where he has a blast playing in the shallow water (he gets a little scared of water too deep for his feet to touch the ground). Bruce is an awesome walking/jogging partner, he likes a quick pace but does really well at a slower pace when he wears his weighted backpack.
You may be wondering why we need a new home for him if he’s such a wonderful addition. The answer is that true to his breed (Cattle Dog) he has a very strong independent personality which needs a clear strong leader in order for him to fall in line. My husband and I have always been able to fill this role so we had no problem with him around our kids (10 and 5). Our 10 year old never had any issues with Bruce and our 5 year old only had issues when he would run off and Bruce would try to herd him back to us (usually knocking him down in the process).  Recently my husband has had to up his work hours to 70-80 per week and we’ve had a new baby. At first Bruce was totally fine with our baby in his crib, but now at 6 months he is moving around on the floor quite a bit and we’ve steadily seen Bruce’s anxiety increase to an alarming level. We are guessing that his herding and protecting instincts are kicking in really hard with this new little addition, but he can’t quite manage them and becomes anxious and eventually acts out in a negative way (please note he has never harmed our kids).
If my husband and I could always be home together with Bruce and the kids I’m sure we could keep him in check, but with just myself or my husband at home and 3 kids his anxiety just keeps going up. We’ve come to the point where we cannot let him inside and we have to go outside to interact with him (and he’s totally normal at that time) but as soon as the baby comes out the anxiety starts ramping up again.
 We love Bruce and he’s been such a great dog and that’s why we know it isn’t fair to keep him only outside for the next 3-4 years while our baby grows. We want to find the appropriate family where he can be his normal happy self.
The ideal family for this boy would be-

 Someone with strong leaders, people familiar with having strong willed breeds.

Someone that enjoys lots of activity (daily walks/runs).

Someone with kids 10 and up  If you have small pets, they need to be used to dogs and not flee

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All animals adopted from ACT are spayed/neutered, given age-appropriate vaccinations, dewormed, and microchipped prior to adoption. Every pet adoption comes with a free health exam in the first two weeks, provided by Pet Medical Center, Fresno,  

Adoption Fees:

  • Dog Adoption Donation: $185
  • Cat Adoption Donation:  $65

About Animal Compassion Team of California

About Our Rescue Group...

The vision for ACT has been brewing in the minds of the Animal Compassion Team founders for many years. The paths we have walked have prepared us and tested our determination through hard work, buckets of tears, mountains of fecal matter (a favorite topic of discussion amongst animal rescuers), and more then our fair share of discouragement and heartbreak. Having said that, why would we choose to dive in deeper? For the love of the animals we serve. It is just that simple. Dogs, cats, and other wonderful animals are dying in huge numbers daily. We hope to help change that. In August of 2009 we became a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation with the state of California and the Federal Government. It was, and continues to be, a huge leap of faith for all of us who already feel overwhelmed by the work we are doing but we believe this is the time....this is what we have all been preparing for. One life saved makes all the effort and emotional investment worthwhile. This is going to be an exciting journey and we hope to post MANY happy endings. New animals arrive daily......stay tuned .....we have only just begun!

Our Mission Statement:

To provide a safe haven for domestic animals, regardless of breed or species, through rescue, rehabilitation, adoption and sanctuary. To advocate for the humane treatment of animals and promote the human-animal bond. To educate the public about the importance of kindness, compassion, and responsible pet ownership which will emphasize spaying and neutering. To cooperate and work with other animal rescues and shelters towards the goal of becoming a no-kill nation.

Come Meet Our Pets...

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Our Adoption Process...

Adoption Information

In order to adopt a new family member from Animal Compassion Team (ACT) you need to first fill out our on-line application you can do this by clicking here. Please be very honest this will help us to assist you in making the best choice for your family and individual situation. Our goal is certainly not to judge but to help you make the perfect love connection.

All animals that are adopted will be Spayed/Neutered, micro-chipped, vaccinated appropriately, provided a full spectrum de-wormer and have received a flea/tick preventative. Age appropriate testing for things like heartworm or feline diseases may also be done depending on the circumstances of the individual animal. Each pet comes with an initial free health exam from Pet Medical Center located in Fresno. This exam must be used within the first two weeks after adoption.

Our dog/puppy adoptions fees are: $185.00
Our cat/kitten adoption fees are: $65.00