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Australian Cattle Dog Mix Dog for adoption in Evergreen, Colorado - Mesa - courtesy listing
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Facts about Mesa - courtesy listing

  • Breed: Australian Cattle Dog Mix
  • Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 11118123

All people inquiring about pets listed as Courtesy Listings on the EAPL website and/or EAPL posting adoption boards should contact the current pet owner/rescue/shelter for answers to any questions and for final approval and placement.
Please DO NOT CONTACT EAPL about courtesy listings.
The pet owner/rescue/shelter and new owner shall make all arrangements on transferring the pet, information on history, vaccines, etc.


Hi! I’m Mesa. I’m an amazing 6 yr. old Cattle Dog mix, at least that’s everyone’s best guess based on my beautiful markings. And I definitely have their trademark smarts, ‘cuz it doesn’t take me long to learn anything.

For instance, I’m a pro at Sit, Wait, Stay, Drop It, Leave It and Lie Down. My human uses really tasty treats that motivate me and I love those!

I’m a super sweet and happy girl. In fact my tail rarely stops wagging. I love being outside and patrolling the yard, taking the occasional break to sunbath on the desk. I could spend hours out there in nice weather. At those times I’m a pretty independent dog and I may check in through the doggie door just to make sure I’m not missing anything, but I don’t need to be attached at my human’s hip. When I’m inside, though I’m probably nearby just because I like her company. And in the evening when things wind down, that’s when I’m especially cuddly.

There’s a rumor a lot of dogs don’t like to be hugged but I get tummy scratches during a hug so there cool with me! I think my person hugs me because I’ll just lean on her legs forever and gaze at her while she tickles my ears. I’m too cute not to. And I make sure to let her know if she slacks off on the tickles with a nose nudge.

My human mom is heartbroken that she must look for a new home for me. Her plan was for her to be my forever home so she never imagined anything different. You see, I no longer get alone with my doggie housemate. My person has worked with lots of experts but hey, I just can’t see my doggie sibling like I used to: as my playmate and friend. So despite making strides in conditioning and impulse control, I’ll need to be the only pet in my next home---no other dogs, cats, rabbits, squirrels, mice, birds … as I have quite the prey drive for a few of those things. After all, they’re just too fascinating!

I’ve never been around children so the bestest home for me would have no little kids, toddlers or babies. I’m a very active girl so patience is a must as it takes a while for me to wind down.

Earlier in the 2016 I tore a ligament in my knee and had surgery to correct it, something called TPLO. Although my new person(s) will need to keep an eye on my “good” knee, you’d really never know my hurt knee was ever hurt!

If I don’t say so myself, I’m a wonderful dog and I know I will thrive in the perfect home and will make a great companion to someone who is willing to take the time to build that forever bond. Are you the one for me, and me for you? Hope so!  Please contact Lori $ Mesa @  303-726-2396

About Evergreen Animal Protective League

About Our Rescue Group...

The Evergreen Animal Protective League was organized in April, 1981, to aid lost, abandoned and suffering animals through rescue, shelter and education. The League has provided a better life for over 9,300 cats, dogs and other pets. Some facts.
We are totally volunteer. The majority of our members work during the day and do their volunteer work in the evenings and on weekends. There are NO paid employees.
We are not supported by taxes. All funding comes from donations from the public, and from fund raising activities. We do not make money from adoption fees. Adoption fees do not even cover the cost of advertising the pet, let alone vet care, etc.
Because we must raise our own funds to operate, we depend upon the Evergreen community for contributions and for volunteer assistance.
We are a non-profit organization recognized for tax exempt status by the Internal Revenue Service. Our tax exempt number is 74-2204391. If you are contemplating donating to us you may use this number.
We rescue and shelter (if space is available) abandoned pets.
We adopt pets not claimed by anyone to new homes.
We reunite lost pets with their owners through lost and found records.
We assist financially with neutering of pets, and we educate pet owners about neutering whenever possible.
We educate adults wherever possible about proper care of pets.
We provide educational programs in the elementary schools.
We provide pet registration tags for pets.
We conduct fund raising activities to finance our programs.
We are a good source for information on pet behavior problems, but do not consider ourselves a replacement for a veterinarian.
We help animals in any way that we possibly can.

Come Meet Our Pets...

All animals are located in foster homes and would require an arranged meeting. We hold adoptions events throughout the year as well.

Our Adoption Process...

THE FIRST STEP to adopting an EAPL animal is to fill out a DOG ADOPTION APPLICATION.

EAPL is a foster-based rescue. We do not have a shelter facility where applicants can come look at multiple animals at one time. All of our animals are in foster homes that range from Denver, to Evergreen, to Northeast Colorado - where they are loved and cared for until they are placed in a forever home.

The adoption process begins when you complete an online Adoption Application, naming either one or a few of our Available Animals or providing a description of the type of animal you hope to adopt. Completing an application does not restrict you to a specific animal, nor does it obligate you to adopt.

Once we have received your application and determined that you are a good match for the requested animal, we will contact you. The foster parent will then contact you to arrange a time for you to meet the animal, at which time you can decide if you would like to complete the adoption. You may be asked to visit the animal more than once before taking it home. After your initial meeting with the animal, one of our volunteers will conduct a home visit. This may occur before you take the animal home or when the animal is delivered to you.

Once the adoption is approved, you will need to complete our Preliminary Adoption Agreement and pay the adoption fee. We will keep in contact over the next few days to make sure everyone is happy. If so, we will mail out an official Adoption Contract for you to sign and mail back. At that point, your adoption fee will be deposited.


Our animals are our clients.
Our job is to find each of out animals the right home. Rejected applications are not necessarily a reflection on the applicant’s home, but rather based on the determination that the home is not the right match. Before adopting, keep in mind that many of our animals have never lived inside a home. Some dogs may never have been walked on a leash, socialized, house trained or spent time with other animals. All, even those who previously have been in loving homes, will need patience and understanding as they learn to adapt to a new life and family. Rescued animals need adopters who will not give up on them if they have accidents in the house, pull on the leash, dig in the yard or act nervous or frightened.

Because of the work done in our foster homes and the care we take in matching animals with the right home, most of our animals will fit in their new homes immediately. But some will not. Many will need some form of training.

An adoption will be successful only if the adopter is committed to seeing the animal through the adjustment period. The rewards are the unconditional love and loyalty of a wonderful companion and the satisfaction of knowing you have given a rescued animal a better life. EAPL wants to support you with resources, education, and encouragement for the lifetime of your pet. Please contact us at any time following adoption for assistance.

Adult dogs $125 (1yr and older) - includes Distemper/Parvo vaccine and Spay/Neuter.

Puppies $175 (under 1yr) - includes age appropriate Distemper/Parvo vaccines and Spay/Neuter at our assigned vet. Spay/Neuter deposit of $50 is required if not altered at time of adoption due to age.

Adult cats $75 - includes vaccines (does not include Rabies) and Spay/Neuter.

Kittens $75 - includes first vaccines (does not include Rabies). Spay/Neuter deposit required if not altered.

Spay/Neuter Deposit $50 - Per Department of Agriculture's requirement, EAPL will collect a $50 deposit for any animal unaltered at time of adoption due to age. The $50 deposit will be refunded once adopter has shown sufficient proof of alter.

Then you will be on your way to your new life with your new family member!