My name is Frost!

Australian Cattle Dog Mix Dog for adoption in Phoenix, Arizona - Frost
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Frost's Info...

I am already spayed, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Frost's Story...
My name is Frost—I think because the silver in my fur makes it look “frosted”.

I came to stay with my foster family because my owner had to go to jail and didn’t know when she would return. My owner really loved me and took good care of me—some would even say she spoiled me since I love to sit on laps, sit on the furniture, and give kisses. Most importantly my owner taught me to love being with people! I would be with them 24/7 if I could.

I know some basic commands, am house trained, crate trained, and know how to use a doggie door. I am well behaved on the leash and stick close when off-leash. I hardly ever bark—mostly just when my foster mom first comes home from work and when the garbage truck goes by in the alley. If I am barking, I will be quiet if told to. I sometimes like to play fetch, but mostly I just want to play tag with my human. I can be mouthy of hands during play and tend to jump, but I try to be gentle. My favorite toys are stuffed ones because I can pull all of the stuffing out of them. What fun!

I am a little shy with strangers at first and tend to duck my head and try to hide behind my foster mom but I warm up quickly. I have never been around children and would probably do best with older children since I can be a little jumpy and mouthy when I am excited and wouldn’t want to scare any little humans accidentally.

I was originally fostered with a puppy and I got along with her okay, but since then I haven’t met a dog I like. I get really scared, go on the defensive, and act mean—although I will back off if told to. I really need to be your one and only dog and would be happiest if I never have to meet another dog. They are so scary!

My foster family has several cats including some foster kittens. I always want to play with all of them and have never shown any aggression towards them. Sometimes I can get too rowdy and domineering with them so I would probably do best with cats that can set boundaries (in other words, put me in my place!) when I get too excited.

Do I sound like a good match for you? If so, let's meet soon. I'll give you a few of the kisses I have been saving for just such a special occasion!

July 8, 2009 Update on Frost

Frost is coming along great. She loves running along side me with my Doberman Spencer, while I roller blade! Once she looses a few pounds it will not be as hard for her to get through our 3 miles. When she is in shape she could easily go 5+ miles and love it. No matter how tired she gets though, she trucks right along with us.

She heals wonderfully. She does have to be reminded of the rules once or twice when running along the roller blades or just plain running. Once we get moving she gets “in the zone” and just runs. She does not pull at all (which is good since I am usually on roller blades.) She has met my female cattle dog Amber who is 12 years old and a bit pushy. They did very well together. Amber does not run with us though due to her age. But, I try to make sure they always have interaction time when Frost is over. With continued practice, her social skills will improve every day. As I have already seen in the short amount of time that I have worked with her.

Her mouthing calms way down when exercised enough. She as met all four of my children. Their ages are 12, 10, 8 and 1 ½. She was very gently with the baby but since she is easily excited she only has supervised interaction with him.

Frost is a wonderful companion. She will make someone a great running, hiking, rollerbladeing…insert anything active here… partner.

Facts about Frost

  • Breed: Australian Cattle Dog Mix
  • Color: Black - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Frost, a Phoenix Australian Cattle Dog dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Australian Cattle Dog for sale in Phoenix, or seeking a Australian Cattle Dog dog from a breeder in Phoenix.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Phoenix already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Phoenix breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Australian Cattle Dog breeders who help with Australian Cattle Dog rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Phoenix paves the way for another one to be saved.