My name is AA-Sam!

Australian Shepherd Mix Dog for adoption in Tyler, Texas - AA-Sam
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I'm being cared for by:
Tonya Griffith's Animal Rescue, Inc.

Facts about AA-Sam

  • Breed: Australian Shepherd Mix
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 1468110
Please contact Tonya Griffith ( for more information about this pet.

Pictures updated 6/9/09 and transferred to us 6/22/09.  He was being crated at night and when I ran errands, and did very well, so house training should be easy.  He followed me wherever I would go, does well on a leash, and his fur is Reddish Brown.  I later put him in a dog pen due to him following me too closely all the time while trying to do my chores.

D.O.B.:     ? August 2008
Weight:     42.7 - 7/3/09

$75 adoption fee will pay for his neuter and vaccinations.

Posted 5/20/09 for Kahne Parsons Walker.  'I live out here at Lake Hawkins.  We get a lot of stray animals dumped out here and there are practically no resources for dealing with the unfortunate animals.  Recently someone dumped (or so I believe) a dog near our house.  I did not aim to take him in, but he found his way into our yard, burrowing under our gates, and so like it or not he is here.  I called the East Texas shelter and they are not currently taking in dogs. So, until I can find a situation, I will have to see that he comes to no harm.  He is currently at the vet's getting wormed and receiving his shots.  I don't know his breed or exactly how old he is.  Dr. Hobbs thinks he may have some Australian shepherd in him by the look of his ears.  He is very friendly and gets along with other dogs (even our male dog, who is very territorial).  He is not yet neutered.  He has lots of puppy energy, but seems bright and trainable.

We really can't keep him for long.  We already have two dogs and four cats, all of them former strays.  You know how much it costs to properly care for animals and as my husband and I are both school teachers we don't have a lot of extra cash.

He weighs 35 pounds and is about 9 months old (acc. to the vet).  He has had his first shots and been wormed, has tested negative for heartworms and begun
preventative treatment, and is also on Frontline.  He was not neutered when found.  He is as tall/long as his adult growth though he will likely fill out more.  We do not know the mix of breeds that produced him, but he is lean and fast and can JUMP.  (Someone who wants a dog who can catch frisbees or jump through hoops would
love him.)

I have taught him to fetch, and he does, in his own fashion.  He still has a lot of energy, and that makes it hard to instill discipline, but I'll do what I can.'

About Tonya Griffith's Animal Rescue, Inc.

About Our Rescue Group...

This is a small animal rescue for cats and dogs. I have several foster homes in various areas, and I also do courtesy postings for people who need help finding a home for their pet, which is about 80% successful. The pet doesn't have to enter a rescue or shelter and the owner is contacted, so they decide who their pet goes to. If a person can't send me pictures, and they don't live too far away, I will go and videotape the pet myself to place pictures on the internet, or have a volunteer get the pictures. There have been a few pets that haven't been able to find a home through this service, but it depends on what the pet is and who is looking on the internet. When we have space available we take transfers from a local kill animal shelter. We also step in and help people who find themselves with multiple animals and no way to pay to get them fixed. Usually I will get all the females fixed to get their circumstances under control, and in some cases I will also help with donated food when I have extra. If they want to find homes for some of the many pets they have accumulated, then I will place their pictures on the internet for them. We don't euthanize unless a pet is seriously ill.

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Come Meet Our Pets...

It depends on who has the pet. We don't advertise our address to keep people from dumping animals on our road anymore than they usually do, especially since this is also where we live. I like to visit with a person on the phone first before letting them come meet the pet.

Our Adoption Process...

Cat adoption fees vary from $25 to $55 for males, and $25 to $70 for females, which pays for spay/neuter and vaccinations. Dog adoption fees vary from $25 to $115, depending on how much it cost for spay/neuter and vaccinations. Adoption contracts must be signed upon adoption approval and any pet history information is provided with each adoption.