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My name is Leo!

Australian Shepherd Dog for adoption in Elk River, Minnesota - Leo
Photo 1 - Australian Shepherd Dog for adoption in Elk River, Minnesota - Leo
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Facts about Leo

  • Breed: Australian Shepherd
  • Color: Merle
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male

Leo's Info...

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

Leo's Story...
Leo is an approximately 4 year old red merle male with lots of energy. He weighs 45 lbs and has a docked tail. He loves attention and will let someone do anything with him. He had pneumonia when he came into rescue, and he was always amenable to his breathing treatments. He is completely well now, and is full of life. He seems to be happy to play with all other dogs he has met, including a puppy. He sometimes just gets so excited and boisterous that other dogs are annoyed. If he feels threatened, he immediately rolls over and shows his belly. The first few times he was on a leash he just laid down and had to be carried, but now he loves having a leash put on and follows right along (or runs ahead). He needs someone with patience to show him what he should do and he will be thrilled to perform. Cats are still an unknown, although he has sniffed at a couple while on lead and shown no more than interest. This is a dog with a lot of potential, and needs someone willing to work with his energy to harness it, and able to work with his submissiveness to give him confidence.
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Why Adoption is a Great Option

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

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