My name is Astro!

Australian Shepherd/Spaniel (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Boulder, Colorado - Astro
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Farfel's Rescue

Facts about Astro

  • Breed: Australian Shepherd/Spaniel (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: White - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
When Astro's rescuer received the call that there was a dog wandering the streets of her neighborhood of Houston, she wanted to help. It definitely made a difference that this poor guy was as sweet as can be and just as adorable. After meeting Astro ( his kind energy was immediately apparent)...Farfel's got a call describing how incredibly cute and sweet this Mini Australian Shepherd/Spaniel mix is..and the need to save his life. We immediately agreed and Astro became a very treasured Farfel's dog. He earned a ticket to a wonderful new life in Colorado with his great temperament that held every possibility for a wonderful future.

At just 3 - 3.5 years old and 20 lbs, this very beautiful pup is a blank slate waiting for positive input and guidance to be the best dog he's capable of being. We'd love to match Astro to a family that will spend lots of time with this very portable guy. He's a perfect size to accompany his family just about anywhere...and would love it.

Positive reinforcement group obedience class will not only provide socialization and great skills...but will cement the relationship between Astro and his family. He's so smart that he's a natural to succeed in learning his skills...and would be so excited at his successes!

Astro gets lots of attention when he's out and about...he's engaging (while a bit shy at first) and as sweet as can be. He's also extremely eye-catching...he appears to be a mix of the very popular (and sadly opportunistically bred) Mini Australian Shepherd with a bit of Spaniel.. but we would never want to swear to it. He's just an adorable and fun scruffy guy that's irresistible!

When Astro turns that gentle look in your direction (with those amazing dark and expressive eyes), you can't help but smile at his adorable ways. You can see a bit of a sign that this young pup has had difficult times. But not for him to be negative..a smile and a wag is more Astro's style. It's clear that he is working on leaving any pain behind.

It's not unusual to see a sensitive guy like Astro with dermatitis after the stress of being homeless on the streets. This skin condition comes about from anxiety and filth. Astro will be held in a Texas foster home prior to his transport to Colorado. He will be provided with great nutrition, medicated salves/baths, antibiotics and tons of love and nurturing. This condition heals quickly with these appropriate medications and a clean/nurturing environment.

Farfel's Rescue is searching for either active retirees or a family that chooses to spend lots of time with their pup. Retirees tend to make their dogs true family members while being open to them coming along in their daily lives. Astro would thrive on the time and attention of this type of lifestyle. A family with dog-crazy kids would also be great. Astro would love nothing more than to come along for baseball practice and fun activities. Once bonded, Astro will be a loyal and positive companion....that makes him very easy to spend time with just enjoying the wonders of life in Colorado. Astro would also enjoy time with dogs of similar size who can be gentle playmates.
It is Astro's love affair with life and all the hardships that he's suffered along the way that motivates us to put him through Heartworm treatments..his precious life deserves to be saved! Astro has tested low HW+ and Farfel's (with the help of Dr G in Denver) has volunteered to save this very special dog's life. The heart worm treatment process involves several shots followed by a short period of quiet time for the dog. We have found this protocol to be very successful and the dogs go on to live long, happy lives.

We are seeking an adopter to lovingly care for Astro as he becomes Heartworm negative. It's quite an easy rehab process as it only entails mellow time with soft words and belly rubs. Farfel's will pay the vet bills and provide premium food and treats for this special pup as he becomes healthily heartworm-free.

Astro will be arriving on transport in Boulder on Friday 3/24/17. Applications are being accepted and can be found at If you're interested in this sweet and cuddly best friend, please fill out and return to, fax to 303-443-7730 or mail a hard copy to Farfel's Farm 906 Pearl Street Boulder, CO 80302.

About Farfel's Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

We own a pet boutique named Farfel's Farm on Pearl Street in Boulder, CO. We have had the good fortune to find our niche in the Boulder community and experience success. We felt it very important to "pay it forward" in gratitude for our good luck. We couldn't think of a better endeavor than to save dogs who were out of time in the southern states, yet had been identified with great temperaments. We dedicate our efforts to their good health and ultimate wonderful, permanent homes.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Pets are transported from the southern states approximately twice per month. Almost 100% of the time, the dogs are spoken for as a result of adoption applications that can be referenced under Adoption at We study the applications. If the app indicates there is a match, followed up by a home visit and reference checks, the process moves to the next step. The adopter is committing to a 2-week foster (of course the dog can be returned at any time prior), and can then choose to finalize the adoption.

Our Adoption Process...

All potential adoptions start out as a 2-week mandatory foster period. During that time, Farfel's covers all vet issues if one of Farfel's rescue vets is used. We also serve as a support with trainers and behaviorists on board for questions. An Adoption Application and an Adoption Contract must be completed before any dog can begin their 2-week foster. Our average adoption fee runs about $395. This amount serves to cover vetting, spay/neuter, all vaccinations, heart worm testing, temperament testing and transport. Our dogs come from Texas, Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and rural Colorado.