Ruff Ruff! My name is Nikki
|Breed:||Australian Shepherd/Australian Cattle Dog Mix||Color:||Black||Age:||Puppy|
|Size:||Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)||Sex:||Female|
I am already spayed, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.
My name is Nikki and I am not sure about my background. My mom was a lost australian cattle dog (blue heeler) that had been living on a farm when she gave birth to the seven of us last October. The owner of the farm helped us survive until we were big enough to find homes but was unable to spend time with us. The winter had been so cold that the owner thought best to send us to Bedford County Animal Shelter for safety. Bedford Humane Society took me and my siblings and put us in foster homes. I am learning to walk on a leash and some basic commands. My foster home has some adult dogs I have been playing with when my foster mom is not working with me. Because of an early lack of socialization, I am still very shy and fearful around strangers. It takes me a while to warm up but then I will be your best buddy. I am ready for my own home where I can show my new owner how much I have learned and hope they will be patient with me as I gain confidence. I am very smart and eager to please.. I would love to have some children 8 or older to run and play with. I will probably be around 40 pounds and that is a perfect size for indoors. I love to run so if you need someone to be your running partner, I could be the one for you!
More information about Bedford Humane Society
Rescue Group Info...
The Bedford Humane Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1994 and dedicated to eliminating the overpopulation of cats and dogs in Bedford County through education, spay/neuter programs, and companion animal adoptions. We are NOT the tax-funded Bedford County shelter on Falling Creek Road, although we do try to help the animals there whenever possible. Our adoptable pets live in volunteer foster homes where they receive the care and attention they deserve while awaiting a permanent home.
Our various programs for Bedford County and City of Bedford residents include::
•A low cost spay/neuter program for area pets
•The construction of a no kill animal shelter, The Vernon D Lybolt Adoption Center, at 829 Ole Turnpike Road in Bedford.
•Find homes for abandoned and homeless animals through our adoption and transport programs.
•Help pet owners with unexpected expenses involving their pets, through our Emergency Fund program.
•Provide humane traps and spay/neuter subsidies for feral cats through our Forgotten Felines program.
•Humane Education program for area Scout troops and schools.
Until we are able to build our No-Kill Shelter, our adoptable pets live in foster homes throughout Bedford County and surrounding areas. If you are interested in meeting a pet, please submit an adoption application or contact our main office.
We also hold monthly adoption events at our Headquarters and the Bedford Tractor Supply. Visit our website or our Facebook page for dates and times. If you would like to be added to our monthly events email list, please send a request to email@example.com.
Have you discovered a pet you wish to adopt? Great!
Now, the first step is to complete an adoption application on our website at http://bhsva.org/adoptions-home.htm. This is not a commitment to adopt. It is simply the first step in the process.
We will review your application for preliminary approval before asking the foster parent to contact you to set up a time to meet the pet. You may also have concerns about how the animal will fit your home environment. When the foster parent contacts you, you will be able to discuss your concerns with someone who has first-hand experience with the pet.
After you meet the animal, you and the foster parent can decide if this is definitely the forever pet for you.