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Cattle Dog/Australian Cattle Dog Mix Dog for adption in Unionville, Connecticut - Riiley
Photo 1 - Cattle Dog/Australian Cattle Dog Mix Dog for adoption in Unionville, Connecticut - Riiley
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Facts about Riiley

  • Breed: Cattle Dog/Australian Cattle Dog Mix
  • Color: Gray/Silver/Salt & Pepper - With Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male

Riiley's Info...

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

Riiley's Story...
Riley is a 4-5 year old Australian cattle/shep dog mix. He is an active dog that needs a job, he really enjoys agility and can preform full courses easily. He is definitely a creature of habit and does best when on a normal routine of eating and exercise. I use a prong collar on him and he walks very nicely on leash and doesn't pull. He can go off leash but will run to where ever he thinks you're heading. As soon as he gets out of my car he makes a B-Line straight to the front door every time. He needs plenty of space to run and get out that energy. He is calm at night and just loves to be snuggled and pet. He loves anything that squeaks and makes noise. It takes him a little while to adjust to being left outside in new places but if someone stays outside with him, he gets comfortable quickly. He loves to entertain himself with plenty of toys. He has a basket at my house where he digs in and picks whatever he feels like playing with. He listens very well and has never taken off on me. He is completely house trained and has never chewed anything but his own toys and to my knowledge, he has never jumped on a single counter or table. When you say "leave it", he won't go near it and refocuses quickly. However, he takes a while to trust and needs a strong leader. He doesn't like strangers in his personal space and needs to smell and "get to know" dogs over a quick walk before allowing them to smell him. He does not like puppies and dogs who don't respect his boundaries. He gets along better with females (humans and dogs). Once he gets to know a dog, he loves to play. He gets along better with small dogs. Probably not a good idea to put in with cats due to his high prey drive. I've brought him to the barn and he tried to herd my horses. Once he is comfortable and trusts someone, he enjoys being a lap dog and loves being held like a baby. He LOVES car rides or golf cart rides. He would sleep in the car all day if I let him. He doesn't usually bark unless he needs something or if another dog is barking. Also, because he is an active dog, we are recommending he not go into a home with small children. If you'd like an application for Riley, please contact Susan at sorr17@verizon.net
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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Riiley, a Unionville Cattle Dog/Australian Cattle Dog dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Cattle Dog/Australian Cattle Dog for sale in Unionville, or seeking a Cattle Dog/Australian Cattle Dog dog from a breeder in Unionville.

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