Other Pets at Shelter...
|Breed:||Australian Cattle Dog Mix||Color:||Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut||Age:||Adult|
|Size:||Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)||Sex:||Male|
Chase is a bubbly approximately four year old blonde, but his coloring, while unusual, is no indication of his smarts. He's very sharp, attentive, and trained. Chase knows several commands, although needs practice and consistent reinforcement, including "sit," "stay," "leave it," and many other English words such as "go," "walk," and he definitely knows his own name. He loves to play fetch, and will do so while being a classic "barnacle dog" as he follows his foster mom around the house, leaving his giant squeaky tennis ball at her feet while she washes dishes, folds laundry, brushes her teeth, or works on her computer. He loves to go for walks, and walks well on your left side with gentle reminders to "heel." Chase is also quite affectionate, and loves to snuggle his head against his foster mom and get his ears rubbed, but his favorite spot to get rubbed is right in the middle of his lower back above his nubby tail, and a good rub down is guaranteed to get his nub wagging. He has been known to bring his leash when he wants to go for a walk, and being house-trained he is good about letting his foster family know he needs to go outside by standing next to the door patiently. He also enjoys trips to Petsmart where he can greet all the dog-friendly humans with his wagging nubby tail and perky ears.
He does well with other adult dogs, in a calm environment where little rough-housing and low noise levels. That said, Chase is a people dog first before he shows interest in his foster sisters (another ACD and a hound mix). He would most likely do well in a home with older children, not young children. It is unknown if he would be good with cats, but shows signs of living up to his name in how he reacts to the neighborhood cats near his foster home. While fairly well-trained and of a sweet disposition, it is believed that Chase would be better with an experienced cattle dog owner for consistent reinforcement of good behavior. And, probably would be just fine as an only dog with someone who might like a jogging pal and has a big yard for a good game of fetch.
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.