My name is CHARLIE!

Australian Shepherd/Border Collie Mix Dog for adoption in Houston, Texas - CHARLIE
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CHARLIE's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with dogs, and not good with cats.

CHARLIE's Story...
MEET HANDSOME CHARLIE... Always ready for action, Charlie is vivacious one-year old Australian Shepherd-Border Collie-Catahoula-mix with a flair for long breed names! Dumped in Houstons economically depressed Third Ward and left to fend for himself at only 6 months old, this once scared and unsure pooch has grown into a gorgeous, well-adjusted silky-haired 48-lb teenager who likes to cuddle and nuzzle you with his wet nose. He is a bit shy and cautious towards humans at first but warms up to them in due time. Certainly not an alpha-dog, Charlie is a happy-go-lucky herd dog who gets along with and loves to romp around with other pooches of all sizes. With his remarkable agility, this Speedy Sheepherder definitely excels at chasing and corralling his canine buddies at the dog park. There, he also likes to take a plunge in the doggie pool and retrieve the tennis balls floating in the water! When not busy herding his foster siblings at home, or playing tug-a-war with them, Charlie is either chasing balls, gnawing on his Nylabone or Kong, or enjoying sleeping on the couch and being lavished upon with love. When Charlie lifts his head and looks at you with his expressive brown eyes, one cannot but melt at his unconditional devotion. Although the Chuckster is a pretty boy, he is definitely not the kind who will sit down still for hours and let life go by. His motto is to live life at full tilt and Charlie needs daily physical and mental challenges to be a happy dog. Due to his high-prey drive, Charlie would probably not do well with cats. He is however very eager to please his humans; coupled with a patient and consistent human coach, this inquisitive and sharp boy will catch on basic commands quickly. Charlie will be turning one year old in June 2011 according to the vet. He is house- and crate-trained. He received a clean bill of health from the vet, is heartworm negative, microchipped and neutered. He is also up-to-date on all of his vaccinations, monthly heartworm (Heartgard) & flea-tick preventatives (Advantix). There is a $100 adoption fee to defray some of the vetting costs incurred, which will be refunded upon receipt of a certificate of completion of Charlie taking a basic obedience/training class. If you are looking for a good-natured and loyal sidekick to your outdoor family activities, Charlie IS the dog that will help you stay fit and laughing with his antics. Please call (713) 927-3985 or email if you'd like to have a meet and greet with this adorable boy. Check out Charlies video at and for additional pictures.

Facts about CHARLIE

  • Breed: Australian Shepherd/Border Collie Mix
  • Color: Black
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 19805606

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

CHARLIE, a Houston Australian Shepherd/Border Collie dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Australian Shepherd/Border Collie for sale in Houston, or seeking a Australian Shepherd/Border Collie dog from a breeder in Houston.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Houston 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 Houston 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 Shepherd/Border Collie breeders who help with Australian Shepherd/Border Collie rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Houston paves the way for another one to be saved.