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My name is Ernie!

Australian Shepherd Mix Dog for adoption in Steilacoom, Washington - Ernie
Photo 1 - Australian Shepherd Mix Dog for adoption in Steilacoom, Washington - Ernie
Photo 2 - Australian Shepherd Mix Dog for adoption in Steilacoom, Washington - Ernie
Photo 3 - Australian Shepherd Mix Dog for adoption in Steilacoom, Washington - Ernie

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Ernie's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, and good with dogs.

Ernie's Story...
Ernie, this super fun and loving Aussie Mix, is looking for his new forever home. He is approximately 4-6 years old, fully house- and crate-trained, knows basic commands and even does some tricks.

Ernie loves to be with his people, is very affectionate and loves to have his belly rubbed. He enjoys his walks and does well with other dogs. He is respectful of cats - though, true to his breed, he may chase running cats.

He is food-motivated which is helpful for training - but human leftovers or garbage will need to be closely monitored. He has no food/treats or toy aggressions. He barks appropriate to alterting but not excessively. He is easily groomed in the tub and likes to be trimmed in the summer.

Ernie is very active and would love car trips to the beach, to the dog park, to agility or anywhere you would like to take him.

He has little-to-no experience with younger children and because of his exuberance for life will likely do best with older children.


ADOPTION INSTRUCTIONS

All of our animal companions are in foster homes, so visits are arranged with the foster family. To set up a time to meet one of our animal companions, we must first have a completed application on file.

Please review our adoption process by cutting and pasting the following link into your web browser: http://www.kindredsoulsfoundation.org/AdoptionProcess.htm

You can download an adoption application by cutting and pasting the following link into your web browser: http://www.kindredsoulsfoundation.org/documents/AdoptPrgm/AdoptionApplication.pdf

To submit applications:
Email to: info@kindredsoulsfoundation.org
Fax to: 253-584-4332 (follow up with an email to let us know you faxed to be sure it was received)

Mail to: Kindred Souls Foundation | PO Box 88627 | Steilacoom WA 98388 (follow up with an email to let us know you mailed)

Please note that we do not adopt animal companions out to homes that show signs of indoor smoking. Adoption fee: $125

Adoption package: All animal companions adopted out of our foundation will have had a Well Pet Exam, be current on vaccines (cats: FVRCP, Rabies; dogs: DHPP, Rabies) according to age, treated for worms, fleas, and/or ear mites, and micro-chipped. Cats will be tested for Feline Leukemia (FeLV) and cats 6+ months of age will be tested for FeLV & FIV. Animal companions will be neutered/spayed prior to or post adoption depending on his/her age.

Facts about Ernie

  • Breed: Australian Shepherd Mix
  • Color: Black - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

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

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