My name is Diesel!

Anatolian Shepherd Mix Dog for adoption in Crumpler, North Carolina - Diesel
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Diesel's Info...

Diesel's Story...
UPDATE 7/2/2013: We actually believe Diesel now to be under 6 months old as he still has his "baby canine" teeth. He is an intact pup who we suspect may be a purebred Anatolian Shepherd. If so, he will be a big boy when he grows to full size as he's about 30 lbs at present. Diesel was surrendered by his owner for reasons unknown. He has proven to be VERY friendly and has had no issues with other dogs at the shelter. He did well during his formal dog-to-dog testing. However, the Aussie with whom we tested him kept sniffing face and ears and Diesel gave an "I don't like that" growly bark ONCE but there was NO follow-through, just a "hey, stop that, I don't like it..." corrective response from Diesel and that was that. This boy is VERY loving and craves affection.

We have NO ability to test shelter animals with children. We have no information on the status of housetraining. We are able to cat test upon request. If he is an Anatolian Shepherd, please note that they were bred to serve as livestock guardian dogs for sheep. That means a dog ready to work all day, who is smart as can be and who is independent....a dog who won't do well just hanging out in the backyard with nothing to do but rather a dog who loves to work for/with you and loves to learn! They are also rather large dogs. To learn more, please go to:

Neither the shelter nor our volunteer group (Friends of Ashe County Animals) will transport animals to private adopters. Persons wishing to adopt a shelter animal MUST appear in person at the shelter. Please DO NOT call the shelter directly unless you are (1) planning to drive to the shelter to adopt an animal or (2) recognize a shelter stray animal as yours and wish to reclaim. Otherwise, we ask that you send questions to and allow shelter staff to handle emergent calls and their duties of caring for the animals at the shelter.

The shelter does not have the ability to perform heartworm testing on-site. Deworming and/or vaccinations can be done on occasion when medication is available (we rely on donations for this). For reputable rescues, however, local volunteer assistance is available for transport to a local Vet clinic for such testing and to obtain appropriate vaccines and Health Certificate at the rescue's expense. In order to pull animals from Ashe County Animal Control, rescues must be approved. The approval process involves submitting an application, available by emailing a Friends of Ashe County Animals (FACA) volunteer at As part of the application, rescues will need to submit copies of their adoption application, adoption contract and 501c3. Rescues will also need to provide a Vet Reference. The Animal Control Officers prefer that all rescue-related inquiries be directed to the volunteer email ( so please do not contact the shelter with rescue-related inquiries. An FACA volunteer will be checking this email daily so please allow 24 hours for a response. Shelter information: Ashe County Animal Control 767 Fred Pugh Road Crumpler, NC 28617 Shelter Hours: 10:00AM-2PM, MON/WED/FRI. They are closed to public on TU/TH/SAT/SUN.

Act quickly to adopt Diesel. Pets at this Shelter may be held for only a short time.

Facts about Diesel

  • Breed: Anatolian Shepherd Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Diesel, a Crumpler Anatolian Shepherd dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Anatolian Shepherd for sale in Crumpler, or seeking a Anatolian Shepherd dog from a breeder in Crumpler.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Crumpler 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 Crumpler 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 Anatolian Shepherd breeders who help with Anatolian Shepherd rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Crumpler paves the way for another one to be saved.