My name is Casey Aust Shep/Cattle Dog!

Australian Shepherd/Cattle Dog Mix Dog for adoption in NYC, New York - Casey Aust Shep/Cattle Dog
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Facts about Casey Aust Shep/Cattle Dog

  • Breed: Australian Shepherd/Cattle Dog Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10714784-1091208
 Zani's al fresco Summer Adoptions  follow us on FB to find us this summer as we will try new locations to meet the needs of NYC and support the little stores:)

10mos 45lbsTrue to his breed, Casey(aka Kyzer) needs a job! While we don’t have any cattle or sheep here in Manhattan,Casey still needs to stay busy. He’s a gorgeous dog, his coat is golden and lush, silky to the touch as I run my hands through it. Lying quietly in his kennel when I approached, he eagerly stood to be leashed and we head out into a chill fall morning. Kyzer is a bit zig zaggy on leash, ignores the park squirrels, executes a perfect sit for a treat, and then joins me on the bench for some hugs and kisses. He makes a terrific model for photos, and wags his tail at all passersby who stop to admire him. His previous family tells us that he’s friendly and outgoing with strangers, tolerant with visiting children, plays exuberantly with dogs he meets outside, was in training for some food guarding, loves to play fetch and chase, and is crate trained. Kyzer sat without me asking as we waited for the elevator, such a good boy. If a smart, handsome, active, friendly, affectionate dog, someone to keep you company as you do your chores, run errands and simply go out to play, is your idea of a great companion, than this is your boy! Great w/ small children too:)

Another volunteer writes: Kyzer is a volunteer favorite, enjoying lots of walks and fingers running through his lush coat. There isn’t a volunteer who has walked him who hasn’t commented on how awesome he is. Just take a look at his walking log filled with great comments. What a resume! Kyzer has also taken on an important job with us – he’s a HELPER DOG in playgroup, welcoming new dogs and making them feel comfortable. Add that to his rockstar resume, and you have a dog who would love a new family, a job to do, and a snuggle partner for life. Come meet our favorite fellow and make him yours.

Neutered, Owner Surrender
Previously lived with: Adults
Behavior toward children: Playful/tolerant
Behavior toward dogs: Playful
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
FG/RG: He used to growl when his family took his good bowl away, but now he only becomes tense and stares at them as they take it away.
Bite history: None reported
Housetrained: Yes
Energy level/descriptors: High Energy
Other notes: He was attending to class obedience for his guarding behavior

ASSESSMENT: Look: 1. Dog holds gaze with soft eyes, soft body. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Dog holds gaze for three full seconds.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, and his tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game.
Squeeze 1/2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest.
Summary: Kyzer displayed no concern during his behavior assessment.

PLAYGROUP: 10/12: When introduced off leash to other dog sin the care center, Kyzer takes time to acclimate an dwarm up, then becomes playful. His previous owner describes him as playful in the presence of other dogs. The behavior department feels Kyzer may be placed into a home with other social dogs, and he may be most comfortable with slow introductions.

MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: During his initial medical examination, Kyzer readily allowed all handling without issue.

ENERGY LEVEL: fairly high

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Many of us (cats/dogs) will be on display on on Sundays and sometimes on Saturdays--please ask by writing us at and following us on FB. If you are seriously interested in adopting one of us in particular, please fill out an application by Friday so that we can be sure to be there. Otherwise we decide based on other variables. Usually we are in our foster homes so this is a bit more stressful and a slightly artificial environment but we do want to be seen and find our furever homes too.
Please consider providing a home for more than one dog, especially if you are considering adopting a puppy. Dogs are pack animals and very much enjoy as well as need other dog company to learn to play, socialize and be good companion animals to people. The upside to this is that you won't feel as guilty leaving them alone and you get twice the love. Please come! And if you can't adopt, maybe you can foster or volunteer, and you can always donate!

If you want to know about cats/dogs specifically being shown at our adoption locations, please email us closer to the date so we know your interest and will make every effort to have that pet at the event or let you know how and where you can meet.  It is extemely helpful and speeds up adoption if the application is filled out prior to visiting us so please do that before coming to our weekend events. Our weekend locations are: Sundays usually and some Saturdays.  Follow us on FB for latest updates. Usually we are in our foster homes so all this is a bit more stressful but we do want to be seen and find our furever homes. Please come! And if you can't adopt, maybe you can foster. And you can always donate:) Cats and Dogs are spayed/neutered, UTD w/ all age appropriate shots and microchipped. Cats are feline combo tested for FIV/FeLV; dogs are heartworm tested and rabies vax'd, (NOT lyme vaxed but we seriously recommend it); rabbits are spayed/neutered. Please fill out an application and email to: For Cats: For Dogs: For Rabbits: Please visit our website

About Zani's Furry Friends

About Our Rescue Group...

Zani's Furry Friends is an organization committed to rescuing companion animals from New York City's shelters where, unfortunately, they are at risk for euthanasia due to overcrowding. Each dog or cat rescued from a shelter opens a cage and gives an opportunity to another pet to await a chance for adoption or rescue, thereby potentially saving yet another life.

Although we are not always sure of the pedigree or background of each animal, those we place are generally well socialized family pets who came to the shelter through no fault of their own. We rescue kittens and puppies as well as adult animals who deserve another chance for a loving home. We do not have a shelter or boarding facility, but instead rely upon foster homes to shelter and nurture our furry friends until a loving forever home is found. Our dogs and cats are all up to date with vaccines, and spayed or neutered. Dogs are microchipped and heartworm negative and cats have tested negative for FIV (if old enough) and FeLV. Young kittens must be adopted in pairs or to homes with other cat(s) to ensure the companionship and socialization they require. Adolescent or adult cats may be adopted solo, if appropriate.

Adopters are asked to complete an application and spend time with their prospective companion animals. All adopters are carefully screened via vet and personal references, and a home visit is conducted. A donation in an amount agreeable to all parties is requested to help defray our expenses (medical, transport, training, pet supplies, etc). We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, and are always in need of donations. That donation can be in the form of healthy treats, quality pet food, crates, blankets, new leashes and collars, toys, gift certificates to pet supply stores, kitty litter, etc. - all are gratefully accepted!

Please look at our list of adoptables, and if you don't find one that seems right for you, or if you see one that is already flagged as adopted, please contact us at to let us know what you are looking for; perhaps we can help find the perfect match. We continually rescue new animals and will keep in mind specific requests from good homes.

Zani's Furry Friends is a volunteer organization which receives no funding or sponsorship. We depend on the generosity of those who are willing to donate time, supplies and money--and we are always in need of additional foster homes for either dogs or cats so that we may help free more animals from a dark fate at the shelter. Unfortunately our city's shelters face a continual space problem, and dozens of healthy, adoptable animals lose the race of time daily. If you are interested in opening your home and heart to foster one or more of our rescues, making a donation, or assisting with the myriad of details and chores that is involved in saving these precious lives, please contact us at for more information. We look forward to working with you.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

there is a paypal button on each animal as well as one on our home page, alllllllllllll our donations help keep our furry friends healthy.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Zani's furry friends are mostly from the NYC shelter system. Our foster network is located in the NYC area.

Our dogs and cats are wonderful animals who can be placed with families w/ other pets. We foster most of our own adoptees and most are good w/ children and other dogs and cats.

Applicants are screened via an application which can be downloaded from (hyperlink to applicatoins on home page), then returned to us via email. Potential adopters must come meet the dog/cat at the foster home. All our adoptable furry friends are fully vaccinated, spayed/neutered, microchipped and either feline combo tested or heartworm tested depending on whether the adoptee is a cat or a dog, respectively.

Our Adoption Process...

Contact must first be made either via email or telephone. Then there is a follow up of whichever means of contact were not used (we like to speak to the person as well as cyberspeak to her/him). There is an adoption application ( hyperlink on home page which needs to be completed and emailed back to us) from which references are carefully checked, including vet refs, a Home Visit requirement, an interview, and fees are in the form of a donation agreeable to all parties involved.

Adoption donations are $125-200 per cat/kitten depending on breed/age/health/temperament; special needs and seniors less; pairs of kittens generally $225-250 unless exotic breeds. Adoption donation
includes spay/neuter, vaccinations, rabies, microchip and feline combo test.

Adoption donations are $175-250 per dog/puppy depending on breed/age/health/temperament; special needs and seniors less. Adoption donation includes spay/neuter, vaccinations, rabies, microchip, and
Heartworm test.