My name is Finley!

Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler Mix Dog for adoption in Guelph, Ontario - Finley
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Barlee's Angels Rescue Network

Facts about Finley

  • Breed: Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler Mix
  • Color: Merle
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
Finley is a very handsome 1 year old Australian cattledog. He was originally surrendered to a shelter for showing some discomfort around kids while eating. He spent a couple months waiting for a home that never came. We agreed to take him into our rescue program at the beginning of May. While with us he has proven to be everything a young cattledog is known for. He's chock full of energy and will need an outlet for this. That said, we've discovered that with intense activities he will develop a bit of a limp. We are looking into possible causes, but its likely the result of a previous injury he sustained before his time with us. It certainly doesnt stop him from giving it his all, and loves frisbee, fetch (though its mostly one sided I play and you watch right now) and chewing on his bone. He is super smart, and will need someone who can keep him equally challenged mentally. He came to us knowing no obedience which we are working on with him in his current home (did we mention he is smart and loves learning new things?). He is working on crate training, and is housetrained. He has done well with other dogs, though isn't always a fan of very exuberant or in your face dogs. He's currently untested with cats. Given his breed and exuberance, we're looking for a home with older kids or a child free home. If you are interested in this handsome hunk, feel free to fill out an adoption application.

If you're interested in adopting or fostering this pet, please go to and fill out an adoption application (mark it foster if this is what you wish to do).


Barlee's Angels Rescue Network -
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About Barlee's Angels Rescue Network

About Our Rescue Group...

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Barlee's Angels Rescue Network is a non-profit, all-breed animal rescue based in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. We are a group of volunteers dedicated to helping animals in need. We do this by taking in homeless animals, fostering them in the homes of our foster volunteers, tending to their veterinary needs, and adopting them into carefully screened homes. We work on any behavioral problems while they are in foster care as well as basic house manners, crate- and housetraining.

Barlee's Angels are usually abandoned, unwanted, abused or stray animals. These animals come primarily from shelters. Barlee's strongly supports responsible pet ownership and therefore will try to help people to keep their pets rather than accept the pet as a first option. As with all rescues, space is limited and if we can help some pet owners through the problems that are causing them to feel they must give up their pet, we can use that space for other animals in trouble.

Only if we are able to, Barlee's will accept an owner surrender into the rescue and rehoming program, but the pet must be vaccinated, altered, accompanied by all of it's possessions (eg bed, toys, blanket) and a surrender fee may be required to offset some of the substantial costs of caring for and rehoming an animal.

Barlee's provides foster care for our companion animals, evaluates temperament and personality, provides veterinary attention as necessary, spays or neuters and then matches the animal with a home that is suitable for that individual animal. This can often take months and it can be very costly. An adoption fee is charged for the pet and followups are ongoing to monitor the success of the placement. Wildlife are rehabilitated and released when possible.

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We are a small unfunded group of volunteers without a shelter facility or even an office. Most of our work is carried out with the assistance of the internet.

Barlee's Angels Rescue Network -
Until there are none...rescue one

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Our Adoption Process...

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The adoption process for Barlee's Angels and for most rescues is a thorough process that involves an adoption application, reference checks, and discussion about the potential adoptive home, including a home visit. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time - and we'd like to stress that this is a necessary part of our job. We feel that when we rescue an animal we have a responsibility to ensure that we place it in a home that is equipped and committed to caring for the pet for the rest of its' natural life.

Please understand that filling out an adoption application or complying with any of our approval procedures in no way guarantees the acceptance of an adoption application. We reserve the right to refuse an applicant for any reason, at our discretion. We also reserve the right to investigate for the purpose of verification information given in adoption applications, and not to disclose any such information revealed in such investigations.