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My name is St. Freckles!

St. Bernard/Australian Shepherd Mix Dog for adoption in St. Louis, Missouri - St. Freckles
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Facts about St. Freckles

  • Breed: St. Bernard/Australian Shepherd Mix
  • Color: White - With Brown Or Chocolate
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male

St. Freckles's Info...

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

St. Freckles's Story...
St Freckles
St Bernard /Australian Shepherd
Young Male Large
Apx. birthdate: 9/15/11
Weight: 75 pounds
Adoption fee: $250

Look who is looking for you!

St Freckles is a great boy. He has the look of a Saint with pretty blue Aussie eyes. A great size, he is just 75 pounds – a mini- Saint, an Apartment Size Bernard. Wonderful disposition… not as laid back as a St. nor as active as an Aussie, he is an athletic boy who love people. He wants to be part of the family. A good-natured lover, St. Freckles does very well with other dogs. He too big to be the best choice for a family with small children but if the kids are over 4 feet tall, he’s your guy.

Sadly, like so many dogs from southern MO or Northern AR, Freckles was heartworm positive (and not neutered) when he came to us. Both have been taken care of so he is ready to go. His adoption fee will help us cover a portion of his medical. We hope his new family won’t mind helping us with his life saving expenses. Such a good dog, such a desire to live and love and play; as the cost for heartworm treatment is very high, it is prohibitive for many small shelters like ours to treat… and still – someone has to save a dog like Freckles! Many a great dog pays with their life for a person’s decision not to use heartworm preventative.

St Freckles has been neutered. All vaccines are current.

To adopt this pup, go to our website Takeafriendhome.org and click on the link to the application. Complete and send. For more information, call Deanna at 573-889-9691 or Cynthea 573-714-4232. You can email us at dogs@takeafriendhome.org.

Housetrained? Yes. And he will have to learn a new routine in a new home. Just remember - A dog can’t be any more housetrained than you are. For your pup to be successful: use a crate, go out with your dog, praise “right action”, and expect more of yourself than you do of your dog. Housetraining tips are in your adoption packet.

Adoption Fees and Payment Plans: We take credit cards and checks. Payments can be arranged with a credit card. As with all of our adoptions, we know it is hard to get married on a blind date... even to a wonderful pup. We will take our dog back during the first month and refund your adoption fee less $75. To hold a pup, we ask for a $50 non-refundable deposit if delivery is not made during the same week.

About the breed: Saint Bernards are extremely gentle and friendly and very tolerant of children. Slow moving, patient, and obedient. Extremely loyal, this breed wants to please. Since this dog is so giant, be sure to socialize it very well at a young age with other people. It is highly intelligent and easy to train, however training should begin early, while the dog is still a manageable size. Teach this dog not to jump on humans starting at puppyhood. Bear in mind that an unruly dog of this size presents a problem for even a strong adult if it is to be exercised in public areas on a leash, so take control from the onset. The Saint Bernard is a good watchdog. Even its size is a good deterrent.

Australian Shepherds are easy going, perpetual puppies that love to play. Courageous, loyal and affectionate, they are excellent children's companions that are great with active children. A devoted friend and guardian, for they are naturally protective. Very lively, agile and attentive ‑ they are eager to please, with a sixth sense about what the owner wants. Australian Shepherds are highly intelligent and easy to train. Though aggressive when at work with livestock, the Aussie is gentle with human friends. The breed is very intelligent, active and easily bored. They can become nervous and destructive if left alone too much without exercise.

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

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

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