My name is Raider!

Australian Cattle Dog Mix Dog for adoption in Novato, California - Raider
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Marin Humane Society

Facts about Raider

  • Breed: Australian Cattle Dog Mix
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 217147
Raider is an affectionate, gentle soul who is awaiting his new home. At eight years young, his personality is established and there should be no surprises. Although he did not live with children in his previous home, he is a tolerant fellow. If children are respectful he should be just fine. He is attentive to people and enjoys interacting. Raider has a playful side and will chase a ball, but not always bring it back.

Raider, unfortunately, has been putting away the calories for quite some time. This limits his mobility as well as being hard on his joints. We recommend a consult with your vet. Most likely the tried-and-true regimen of diet and exercise will be advised. You may find an entire new Raider emerge. Losing weight will also give him more energy which in turn will require more exercise. In the meantime, enroll Raider in a family dog training class. Although he does know a few behaviors, a class will help cement your bond with him. We also suggest a scenting class which will engage his sensitive nose and tire him out without being physically difficult.

Raider does have a few quirks. His previous owner says he likes to guard the car and the yard. He also hates to have his nails trimmed. Our behavior/adoption staff will give you some advice on these behaviors.

Raider appeared indifferent to the dogs he met during his evaluation. He was tolerant of their greeting but did not make any attempt to play. He did give a very mild correction to an annoying little terrier. Dogs his age are often not interested in meeting other dogs. So don't force him. He may choose one or two dog buddies and that is all he needs, if at all. He likes his people best!

Primary Color: Tri Color
Secondary Color: Brown
Weight: 70
Age: 8yrs 0mths 4wks

About Marin Humane Society

About Our Shelter...

Founded in 1907, The Marin Humane Society is a progressive, award-winning animal shelter, offering refuge and rehabilitation to nearly 8,000 animals each year through myriad community services including: adoptions, foster care, behavior and training, humane education, classes, lost and found pet services, low-cost veterinary clinics, volunteer opportunities and more.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Thank you for your interest in our adoption services. We hope we can assist you in finding a perfect animal companion for you and your family.

From dogs and cats to rabbits and birds, each of the thousands of animals available for adoption each year is placed in a new loving home through the MHS Adoption Center. There are no time limits to make the perfect match.

The Marin Humane Society Adoption Center is open Tuesday through Sunday, from
10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Wednesdays until 6:30 p.m. Closed Mondays and Holidays.

Email Adoptions (make sure to provide your phone number), call the Adoption Center at (415) 506-6225, or listen to the Adoption Hotline (415) 506-6214.

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Our Adoption Process...

Please call (415) 506-6225 for more information on fees, requirements, etc. or visit our adoption process page: