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Facts about EARL

  • Breed: Blue Heeler/Hound (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: Merle
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male

My name is EARL!

Blue Heeler/Hound (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adption in Paron, Arkansas - EARL
Photo 1 - Blue Heeler/Hound (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Paron, Arkansas - EARL
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EARL's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, a special needs pet, in need of an experienced adopter, up to date with shots, good with dogs, and not good with cats.

EARL's Story...
EARL is a very special 3-yr-old blue heeler mix whose people surrendered him reluctantly when their lives took an unexpected turn, and they had to move to Chicago. He now lives at a dog refuge facility with many other dogs. He is neutered, fully-vaccinated, heartworm negative and current on monthly flea, tick and heartworm preventives. He is house-trained, crate-trained and leash-trained. He knows how to use a doggie door (although it has to be a tall one). Earl will sit for a treat. He likes his MilkBones! He stands about 28 inches at the shoulder and weighs 70-75 lb. There is much about him that is "special". He was one of a large litter of pups dumped in a remote rural area with their momma in 2010. Earl is deaf (not uncommon for blue heelers) but functions as well as hearing dogs in most ways. He is highly intelligent. He just needs someone willing to communicate with him via hand signals. He knows signals for "sit" and "back/stay". His personality is very blue heeler. He wants to be in control of "the flock". Living in a household of 12+ dogs is very hard for him because he wants to control the behavior of the other dogs and does not want to share his people with so many others. He is cat-aggressive. Although he can tolerate other dogs, he would probably be happiest as an only dog. Earl adores his people. He is initially shy with strangers but warms up once he knows a person is safe. He is strikingly handsome and has a thick velour-like coat. For more information on this very dear boy, please contact Janel Miller at
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About Central Arkansas Refuge for Dogs

About Our Shelter...

Central Arkansas Refuge for Dogs has been approved as the local dog rescue site of the Paron Community Center in Paron, AR (a 501c3 organization). Paron is a small, remote rural community west of Little Rock, AR, where dogs are routinely abandoned. The Refuge believes dogs deserve better. They are not property. They are beings. During the last few years, we have found good homes for dozens of abandoned dogs. Dogs at the refuge are not caged but congregate in large yards. They have an indoor home life where they learn house-training and crating for bedtime. All dogs receive excellent medical care and monthly flea/tick and heartworm preventives. If old enough, dogs are spayed/neutered prior to leaving the refuge facility. Adoption fees help to defray some of the costs of care.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Pets can be interviewed either at the refuge site in Paron, AR or at an agreed-upon location, by appointment only.

Our Adoption Process...

1. Adoption Application
2. Adoption Contract
3. Fees - $75 to $250, depending on medical and other care rendered; long-distance transport fees add'l