My name is Joey!

Australian Shepherd Dog for adoption in Holly Springs, North Carolina - Joey
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Pawfect Match Rescue and Rahibilitation

Facts about Joey

  • Breed: Australian Shepherd
  • Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 6124390-1656
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.

Joey is a feisty mini australian shepherd looking for a family that will give him lots of love and scratches.  He is very much a people dog and would love to be the center of attention in your house. He can be an active boy, but he prefers laid back companions if any, so if you have a hyperactive dog who likes to play, he will not get along well with them. He loves nothing more than to sit on the couch with you and attempt to herd every animal that he sees on the TV. He is a very well-behaved dog who is completely houstrained, comes when called, knows how to sit, and understands what 'no' means. He does have anxiety in new situations or when crated (not destructive whatsoever, but stresses himself out), so we are looking for a calm home where he can be free to relax. He gets scared very easily when people or dogs are being rowdy and get in his face, so if you want a dog that will play, Joey is not the dog for you. If you want a constant shadow who loves you to the moon and back, please apply.

Being true to his breed, he does have strong herding tendencies and has bitten in the past, so we will not adopt him to a home with children or inexperienced dog owners. He needs a family who understands that he will take a lot of time to get comfortable, and that interaction in the beginning needs to be on his terms. Aussie experience strongly preferred!

Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.

About Pawfect Match Rescue and Rahibilitation

About Our Rescue Group...

We are an all volunteer rescue organization devoted to saving dogs from shelters, puppy mills, abusive situations and abondonment in North Carolina. Our members foster, transport and help the rescue efforts with their individual skills, experience, knowledge and expertise, and most importantly, their love of dogs.

At Pawfect Match Rescue we believe that ALL dogs deserve a second chance regardless of their breed or age.

We take a different approach to rescue. We don’t try to save the masses; we just save ONE at a time and make them the best dog they can be by the time they find their forever homes.

By that we mean that we take them into our homes where they live amongst us and our pets and are treated as one of the family, not as a foster dog. We accomplish this by limiting our fosters to one or two per household.

Besides the basics of crate training and house training, we teach them basic obedience, we groom them, feed them a high quality dog food, and last but not least, we shower them with LOVE and attention that hopefully teaches them to trust again and realize that life really IS good..

We’ll never be able to save them all, no matter how many we try to pull and foster. So we believe that the one at a time approach with the extra TLC allows us to really KNOW the dogs and be able to match them more precisely with their new families.

This ends up being a win- win situation for all involved.

Pawfect Match is all volunteer and relys soley on adoption donation fees and public support. Most times our adoption donations do not cover our medical expenses.

If you’d like to help by donating visit us at

Or you can send it to Pawfect Match Rescue

P.O. Box 171

Holly Springs, NC 27540


Our biggest need is FOSTER HOMES. If you would like to help in this capacity please fill out our (volunteer form)

Our second biggest need are people that can do fundraising. If you are interested in helping in that area please email us at or call us 919-522-1307

Come Meet Our Pets...

check out our "events" page at
to see where our fosters will be

Our Adoption Process...

The first step is to fill out our adoption application ,(on our website at under how to adopt) and email it to us, to begin the application process.

Once we receive your application, the second step will be to check your vet reference and talk to your personal references.

The third step is to schedule a home check. This is not to see what kind of a house you live in or how clean or dirty it is. It is simply to see if the “setup” i.e. yard size, fencing, etc. is compatible with your dog of interest. It also allows other animals in your household to meet a potential foster dog and see if they are going to get along.

After all three of these steps are completed there will be an adoption contract to sign and an adoption donation fee. Our fee is are $225.00, plus a $75.00 Training Fee that will be reimbursed once you show proof of completion of a positive reinforcement training course within six months of the adoption. This may seem high, but it is actually a bargain. Your new pet will be fully vetted, spayed or neutered, on heartworm preventive, flea and tick meds, micro-chipped, groomed, and well on his/her way with basic obedience and house training. All of our dogs will be adopted out with a “goody” bag, a collar and leash, nametag, and a free month of pet health insurance.