I'm being cared for by: Sadie’s Place Animal Rescue
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Facts about Tater
Breed: Australian Kelpie
Color: Black - With Brown, Red, Golden, Orange Or Chestnut
Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
already neutered and purebred.
I am already neutered and purebred.
Shy at first, but very friendly and likes to be petted and talked to
He acts very much like an older puppy, behaviorally.
Somewhat fearful of men, but we are working on it
Nervous in new situations such as going into a strange vehicle or building – may need to be carried
He is sensitive to being yelled at or other harsh treatment; will need reward based training rather than punishment.
Strong herding instincts - will chase cats and may chase cars if allowed off leash near traffic
Energetic – medium drive; may be too much for small children, tiny dogs, older pets or fearful dogs; will need a moderate amount of exercise daily; would be fine with older children, I think (12 and up).
Gets along fine with most other dogs – plays and hangs out
He is very quiet! I have hardly ever heard him bark!
Loves companionship – likes to be with his human, but does not exhibit much separation anxiety when left alone
Crate trained/house trained – he will whine and paw at the crate door when he needs to go out and potty. (Never leave a dog more than 4 hours in the crate, except overnight!)
Tater is very smart! He will thrive on learning lots of tricks and commands!
Loves to play and is learning to fetch balls and Frisbee
Likes being trained with treats and attention as rewards
Loves going on walks. He walks very nicely on a harness, but less so on the collar (he may have been roughly treated on the collar)
Started on marker training with the word “yes”.
Commands he knows so far: sit, down, come, drop it, crate, do you want to go outside?
Commands we are working on: listen (look in my eyes), leave it, off (4 feet on the ground), wait, find it, heel
He does like to chew things, so will need to be managed in that regard. We are training, but he gets chewy with: any tags on his bed or blanket, his leash if we are sitting in the house and he gets bored with being on leash, and loose rugs or edges of carpet. I recommend crating or tethering him to you in the house rather than having him loose, until he is more used to following the rules. And giving him treats when he is being good! He catches on quick!
Sadie’s Place Animal Rescue is a Christian based rescue dedicated to caring for homeless pets in our communities through adoptions, cruelty investigations, community awareness, fostering and caring for companion animals until loving homes can be found.
Named in memory of our beloved Black Lab, Sadie – a shelter dog who became a major part of our family until her death in 2012, we dedicate this mission in her memory. Our organization is totally run by folks who generously volunteer their time, homes and hearts in order to help.
Our Adoption Process...
All animals are required to be Spayed/Neutered within 30 days of adoption.
First Comprehensive pet exam provided free of charge by our partner veterinarian.
Tax deductible adoption fees are required for all animals, based on individual needs.
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