My name is Tye!

Australian Cattle Dog Mix Dog for adoption in Cambridge, Ontario - Tye
Photo 1 - Australian Cattle Dog Mix Dog for adoption in Cambridge, Ontario - Tye
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Tye's Info...

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

Tye's Story...
Tye is an approximately 11 year old, 60 lb Australian Cattle Dog mix.

Tye warmed to her foster person quickly, following her around, asking to be petted, and giving gentle licks. She seems to like to keep her foster person in view when she’s at home, but does not display any separation anxiety when she leaves the house.

Tye was not crated in her last home and since she behaves well, she is not crated and has the run of her foster home.

Tye is quite determined to get into food, so she needs an owner who remembers to put things away. She has trained her foster person to take out the kitchen garbage - which has a flip lid, but she knows how to knock it over - as soon as she puts any garbage that smells like food in it and to keep the compost right at the back of the counter.

Tye’s cue that she needs to go out appears to be pacing and panting. She loves walks - dances and makes excited noises when her foster person puts on her coat. She walks well on a flat collar. She walks slowly, but seems to be walking a bit faster as her fitness improves. She also likes to thoroughly sniff her surroundings. She walks well with the other dogs she is being fostered with.

Tye’s tendency to bark at men on walks can be controlled by moving her close to your side or tucking her just behind your leg. She even stayed calm in this position while a man petted the other dogs. She walks easily in this position.

Tye handles stairs well but can tend to trip or slip sometimes on walks and around the house. She doesn’t act like she’s in pain when this happens and gets right up.

Tye is calm about loud noises (for example, a coffee grinder and the roof being replaced). She may have some hearing loss, but she usually responds to being called when she’s not looking at the caller. She does respond better to hand signals. Tye knows sit, lay down, and stay.

She’s very food driven and takes treats gently.

Tye is being fostered in a home with two other dogs. She can be a bit bossy when she thinks one of them is being too loud or rowdy. She snapped at one of them (in the air - there was no contact) once when he didn’t listen to her warning growl and tried to hump her, but now that he knows not to hump her they’re getting along well.

Tye would likely do better in a home where someone is not out for long workdays. After 6-7 hours during the day or 8-9 hours overnight, she sometimes pees on the front porch or front walk, suggesting that holding her pee is not overly comfortable for her. She consistently defecates outside.

Tye likes to sleep on a Kuranda bed with a blanket or on a foam bed on the floor. (The dogs in her foster home are allowed on the furniture, but she hasn’t shown any interest. The foam bed goes with her.)

Tye did well at the dog park. She wasn’t particularly interested in the people or dogs, but had a good time walking around sniffing everything. If she doesn’t like something, her first reaction is to walk away, which is great.

Tye accepts brushing and nail clipping in short sessions after she has a chance to build up some trust. (She came to GRAB with very long nails and a bit of matting in her coat.) Her reward for grooming is praise and petting, which she loves.

Tye currently barks when new women come into the house but after she has a chance to sniff them she warms quickly. She has not been tested with male visitors or children yet.

Tye has not seemed very interested in toys except for a Nylabone ball.

Tye is available for adoption through Grand River All Breed Animal Rescue. The adoption donation is $375. All of our dogs are spayed or neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated as part of their adoption. Please fill out our Adoption Form if you are interested. You can also reach us by email at

Facts about Tye

  • Breed: Australian Cattle Dog Mix
  • Color: Brindle - With White
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Tye, a Cambridge Australian Cattle Dog dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Australian Cattle Dog for sale in Cambridge, or seeking a Australian Cattle Dog dog from a breeder in Cambridge.

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