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My Story

See a short video of Houston in action here: https://youtu.be/ttgQ5Xdlmm0

Houston is an approximately 2 to 3 year old kelpie. Houston comes to us as a failed herding dog. He's a lover, not a herder! He is a moderate energy dog that settles nicely in the house or in his crate at the end of the day.

This is a gentle and sweet dog that weighs about 45 pounds and has a large frame. He is crate trained and knows how to use a dog door. We are working on house manners. This is something that his new family will need to continue working on. He LOVES being in the house with his people.

He gets along with other dogs and LOVES playing with them. He sometimes plays a little rough and needs to be reminded to take it down a notch. He seems okay with cats, but will chase if they run. He has never hurt a cat. Definitely no chickens for this boy!

Houston is timid with new people at first. We feel that maybe his previous owner was a little heavy handed with him. He comes around quickly, though.

Houston's adoption fee is $250 and includes neuter, microchip, vaccinations, collar and ID tag. After completing an application located here:


email Joan at findadog@hotmail.com.

Adoption Process

Please let us know if there is a particular dog you are interested in adopting. We try to find the best match for you. When a dog is selected and your application is approved, this dog will be on hold while we have a home visit done.
A representative from IDAWG or a rescue group located in your area (any state) will come meet you in person to make sure your home is ready for your new companion dog to join your family.
Meet representative from IDAWG to pick up your wonderful new adopted canine.
IDAWG will be following up on your adoption, and you are always welcome to contact us anytime after the adoption with any behavior or training questions regarding your new dog. All updates and/or photos are greatly appreciated!
Please send all correspondence / inquiries by email first if possible. It is very hard to return phone calls until the weekend. And remember, we are an all volunteer ogranization and we have families, jobs and dogs of our own. Your patience and consideration is always appreciated.