My name is JOE **adoption pending!**!

Australian Cattle Dog/Border Collie Mix Dog for adoption in Nampa, Idaho - JOE **adoption pending!**
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I'm being cared for by:
Idaho Domestic Animal Welfare Group

Facts about JOE **adoption pending!**

  • Breed: Australian Cattle Dog/Border Collie Mix
  • Color: Merle
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
10/15/16 - ADOPTION PENDING!!!

Joe was adopted as a puppy from a local shelter and his owners, who are senior citizens, have found Joe's exercise needs are more than they can provide.

He is now about 1 year of age, weighs approximately 46 pounds and stands about 20 inches; at the shoulder. We believe he is an Australian cattledog or border collie mix or possibly both. Joe is a very smart, fairly high energy dog and will need daily exercise and mental stimulation. Joe shows potential to be a great nosework or agility dog. Currently Joe is going for a couple of leash walks a day, but he really needs to run big every so often!

He has already been through a basic obedience class, although it was a method based on force. Some dogs survive that kind of training just fine, but Joe did not. He did not do well when choked and taken down to the ground for not complying, and wanted to defend himself. You can't blame him! The owner dropped out of the class, thank goodness. **Joe would benefit greatly from a new owner who understands training based on positive reinforcement.**

This dog loves to learn and is both toy and treat motivated. He loves to go for walks and explore, also enjoys going for car rides. Joe knows his basic obedience and also many tricks! He likes to play fetch and also a game his current owner calls "find it" where she hides treats for him and then sends him to locate them.

He is housetrained and crate trained, but has taken to digging in the yard out of boredom. He still jumps up on people and pulls on leash. He has been to the dog park and is good with people and other dogs, but when on leash is sometimes reactive to other dogs and bicycles. Joe has been around young children, but is a little too rambunctious for the tiny ones.

Joe is sponsored by the Idaho Domestic Animal Welfare Group and his adoption fee is $150. He is neutered, mocrochipped and up to date on vaccinations.

If you are interested in possibly adopting Joe, please complete our application at this location:

We will get back to you as soon as possible!

About Idaho Domestic Animal Welfare Group

About Our Rescue Group...

IDAWG, or the Idaho Domestic Animal Welfare Group, is a non profit 501(c)(3) corporation based in Nampa, Idaho. IDAWG has been in existence since June 2000 and is staffed entirely with volunteers. IDAWG supports southern Idaho animal shelters as needed, and also helps private citizens rehome their dogs. Sometimes this involves transporting or organizing transports for dogs or cats, or sometimes birds, to rescues or permanent homes in adjoining cities and states. IDAWG also offers financial assistance to senior citizens and others needing help paying for spay/neuter services for their companion animals.

Come Meet Our Pets...

IDAWG is located in Nampa, Idaho, about 25 miles west of Boise. IDAWG is not a facility open to the public. The dogs, cats, and rabbits are fostered at individuals' homes. Appointments must be made in advance and only after the application process has been completed.

Our Adoption Process...

Please let us know if there is a particular dog you are interested in adopting. We try to find the best match for you. When a dog is selected and your application is approved, this dog will be on hold while we have a home visit done.
A representative from IDAWG or a rescue group located in your area (any state) will come meet you in person to make sure your home is ready for your new companion dog to join your family.
Meet representative from IDAWG to pick up your wonderful new adopted canine.
IDAWG will be following up on your adoption, and you are always welcome to contact us anytime after the adoption with any behavior or training questions regarding your new dog. All updates and/or photos are greatly appreciated!
Please send all correspondence / inquiries by email first if possible. It is very hard to return phone calls until the weekend. And remember, we are an all volunteer ogranization and we have families, jobs and dogs of our own. Your patience and consideration is always appreciated.