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|Breed:||Australian Cattle Dog||Color:||Brown/Chocolate - With White||Age:||Adult|
|Size:||Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)||Sex:||Male|
My name is Morrie. I am a 5 year male cattle dog. I have a story but nobody knows it. I was picked up as a stray in the Casa Grande area and brought to the Pinal county shelter. The workers saw that I was special and made sure I was safe until NHCD could come and save me. Due to my unknown past life experiences I am reserved around new people. I have come a long way in a short amount of time and I really want someone to love who could be patient with me and expose me to new sights and places. I am completely misunderstood by people who meet me because I come off as aloof out of fear. I really am not an aloof dog. My foster dad has seen that I can be a great dog. He has had me since March 2012. He is patient with me and has really brought me out of my shell. When I am with him I play with my squeaky toys and I really enjoy playing in water in my kiddie pool. A friend of my foster dad comes by and takes me for walks and running too, which I enjoy.
I have been told that I am a medium energy dog. I do enjoy a good workout by playing fetch or going on runs. It helps me to keep my nerves calm. I desire a good patient leader who is kind and able to continue with my confidence building. I am crate trained and I’m learning basic obedience commands like sit, stay, drop it and wait. Though I'm not fully housetrained, I am learning not to potty in the house. I have to be honest I have no experience with kids and the ones I have seen have made me nervous. I may be fine with kids in time but maybe to start I would be better with older ones. I’m a good looking boy and I will make the best playmate ever if given the chance. I am neutered, micro chipped and up to date on my vaccinations. The only thing I am missing is my forever home. Can you help me with that? If so go to newhopecattledogs.com and fill out my adoption application. I promise you won’t be sorry!
Intake date 3/12/11 from Pinal County euthanasia list
Rescue Group Info...
New Hope Cattle Dogs' mission is helping discarded, stray and unwanted Australian Cattle Dogs (ACD's) that need a second chance at finding a forever home and providing education and training to the public.
We believe that there is a special place out there for all unwanted and abandoned ACD's. It is our duty to match your lifestyle with the dog's personality for a "perfect" fit. It is important to us to place the dog that is right for you and your family in your home. Therefore, there are strict guidelines and qualifications that all potential adoptive homes must meet before we place a dog in their home.
Before you can meet an adoptable dog, an adoption application (http://www.nhcdarizona.com/forms/adopt.pdf) must be filled out and a home check must be completed. Then an appointment will be made between potential adopter and our foster home to meet the dogs.
All of our dogs are spayed/neutered, up-to-date with all age appropriate vaccinations, had fecal exam, been dewormed, are microchipped and vet checked. We have recently started doing heartworm tests and starting all our dogs on heartworm preventative. We do not have the funds to do additional screening tests for Erlichia or Valley Fever unless the dog is showing signs of illness. If they are showing signs, we will then screen the dogs for these illnesses and treat appropriately. The adoption fee is $150-$250 (depending on the dog, with most dogs being closer to $200) and that includes all vetting previously mentioned. Please understand that this fee barely covers our medical expenses, shelter fees and does not begin to cover housing and feeding. So if you are able, an additional monetary donation is appreciated. Remember that we are a non-profit rescue group.
(Example Cost Break down for female puppy under one year old: Spay-$120-$165, 3 booster vaccinations (DHPP-C)-$15, Rabies shot-$15, Microchip and Registration of Microchip-$35, deworming medication-$5, fecal exam-$28, brief vet exam-$27: Total cost-$245.00) This example is typical for the majority of dogs we take in. If you add antibiotics (which most of our dogs will require), food, additional screening tests, fees to get the dog out of the shelter and gas to and from appointments, our costs are well over $400 per dog.
We adopt to families all over the world. We only intake dogs from Arizona.