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My name is SAM!

Australian Shepherd/Bernese Mountain Dog Mix Dog for adoption in Richmond, Virginia - SAM
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Save Our Herders Outreach

Facts about SAM

  • Breed: Australian Shepherd/Bernese Mountain Dog Mix
  • Color: Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: ps_31926492

Sam is a 70 lb., 3 yr. Australian Shepherd / Bernese Mountain Dog mix that is very intelligent with medium energy and very people oriented. He has one amber eye and one dark brown eye.  His tri colored coat is of moderate length, soft to the touch and he has a full tail. 

Sam knows “sit”, “down”, “stay” and “come”.  I would recommend a basic obedience class to improve his “on-leash” walking.  He is food motivated and gentle when taking treats.  He has pretty good “recall” for a young dog.  Being somewhat of an adolescent, he likes to counter surf  and he likes to check out the trash cans, both items we are working to correct. 

He is very people friendly, but he can get over excited which results in him jumping up (but he responds well to "off").  He plays really well with our 3 Aussie’s and like them.  He has too much interest for a home with indoor cats.  Sam is learning to enjoy his crate; he eats in it, sleeps in it at night and goes in it if we can’t watch him during the day.

Sam will settle in the house after adequate exercise.  Sam was raised with children, but due to his size and lack of personal space awareness, children should be over 10.  He would do best in a home with herding dog experience.  He likes to be brushed but does not like his feet touched (but he is making progress).

Sam is UTD on his shots, neutered, on heartworm and flea/tick preventatives. He is a handsome boy that will be a devoted, loyal companion for anyone that has an active lifestyle.  He would be a perfect prospect for a running partner, agility, barn hunt or just playing fetch. 

For additional information on Sam, please fill out an on-line adoption application at https://www.petstablished.com/pets/public/109779.  His adoption fee is $250.00. Sam is being fostered in Elkton, VA. 22827

SOHO requires you to provide a Vet reference. If your current or past companion animals are not UTD on vaccines and Heartworm treatment you will not be considered for adoption.


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About Save Our Herders Outreach

About Our Rescue Group...

Save Our Herders Outreach (SOHO) is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to herding breed and herding mixed dogs in need. We concentrate our rescue efforts in Virginia, North Carolina, and West Virginia. Most of our volunteers and fosters live in those states and share their homes with their own Border collies, Australian Shepherds, Australian Cattle Dogs, Working Kelpies, Corgis and/or Shetland Sheepdogs.

Our dogs come from several sources. Many come from high kill shelters where they were either found as strays or abandoned by their owners. Some were turned over to us by owners who could no longer care for them. Regardless of where they came from, our goal for every dog is the same - a forever home where they will be loved and considered a part of the family.

Come Meet Our Pets...

To meet our pets, we do require an application and an appointment as all of our pets are in foster homes.

Our Adoption Process...

The fee to adopt a dog is $250. We do require a vet reference, three personal references, and a home visit prior to adoption, and we require signature on a contract to adopt the dog. Your current pets must be up to date on vaccinations (though we accept titering records as well), and heartworm preventative.