My name is Smokey!

German Shepherd Dog/Australian Cattle Dog Mix Dog for adoption in Garden City, New York - Smokey
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Australian Cattle Dog Rescue Association

Facts about Smokey

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog/Australian Cattle Dog Mix
  • Color: Gray/Silver/Salt & Pepper - With Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10344591



Hi Everyone, I’m Smokey! I am an interesting Cattle Dog, since they tell me I’m a German Shepard/ACD mix, whatever that means! I’m between 3-4 years old! I just know it means that I am much bigger than my foster brother, at 65 pounds. Unlike most ACDs, I’m a pretty chill guy, and I love lounging around the house with my people. 

I like other dogs enough, and seem to get along with most. My foster brother gets a little jealous, but that’s okay, I understand that I’m the cutest and get most of the attention, which makes him pretty mad! I’m housetrained now, and I definitely let you know when I have to go! I like to stand by the door to tell you that I need to go. Since I was found as a stray, I LOVE food. My foster mom feeds me from a muffin pan, since she says it helps me slow down. All I know is that I love food and I will do anything for a treat!!

I’m really great with kids, since my foster-grandma has a daycare. I love to get pets, and I know those little kids will give me lots of attention. I have a strong prey drive, so it’s probably best if I don’t have a home with small animals. 

My dream home is a quiet, laid back household with someone who is home a good amount of the time. You see, I have this thing with cars. When I was found as a stray, the vet told us that I have two pins in my right back leg, since a car hit me. My leg doesn’t really slow me down, but my mom said it makes me sit a little funny. I also have to watch my weight, so I don’t put extra stress on my leg. After being hit by one, I have some aggression and anxiety around cars, which means that I need some training to get over that. My foster mom and dad have been working with me on that, and they say I’ve gotten better. That’s why I would do best in a house on a quiet street, so I don’t get over-stimulated!

I’m a good boy and don’t jump on people entering the house, since I know if I’m good I’ll get a treat!

I know some tricks, and I will do ANYTHING for treats. I can sit, lay down, and give paw. We are working on stay, but I love to be near my people and am a little Velcro, so it takes a lot for me to stay where I am. I am crate trained, and I stay in my crate during the day while my foster parents are at work, since it is safe. When my foster mom tells me to go in my crate, I go like a good boy, since I know I will get a treat! I would definitely benefit from further training and obedience classes to help me bond with my new family.

Smokey is located in Sterling, VA. Questions? Contact

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About Australian Cattle Dog Rescue Association

About Our Rescue Group...

We are an all volunteer group that rescues Australian Cattle Dogs. Our dogs reside in foster homes until they are adopted
Every year, thousands of Australian Cattle Dogs find themselves homeless through no fault of their own. Although the reasons are diverse, the result is the same. Healthy, adoptable dogs face euthanasia in shelters.

The Australian Cattle Dog Rescue Association rescues ACDs in shelters from Maine to Georgia and gives these dogs a fresh start with a loving family. Our foster home volunteers welcome the dogs into their homes where they live as members of the family. During the time in foster care, our volunteers determine what kind of forever home will be the right one for each dog.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Our rescues reside in foster homes.

Our Adoption Process...

Puppies under 1 year: $350
Adult dogs 1 - 6 years: $300
Adult dogs 7 - 9 years: $250
Senior dogs 10 + years: $100

There is an adoption contract. If you decide the dog is not a fit for your household and the dog is returned to the rescue within 2 weeks of adoption, the adoption fee will be refunded.