My name is
Katie 3!

Posted over 3 years ago | Updated 1 week ago

My basic info

German Shepherd Dog/Australian Cattle Dog
Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg) (when grown)
Pet ID

My details

Checkmark in teal circle Good with kids
Checkmark in teal circle Good with dogs
Alert icon Not good with cats
Checkmark in teal circle Shots current
Checkmark in teal circle Spayed / Neutered
Checkmark in teal circle Housetrained

My story

Here's what the humans have to say about me:

You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.

Not appropriate for apartment or mobil home

Ms Katie is ready for her forever home.  Loyal, loving and obedient.   She knows place, sit, let's go, and here.   She is crate trained and leash trained as well.   Katie has fabulous recall and will return immediately.  Katie is the smartest working girl ever. 

Katie runs with the pack (or more accurately, runs the pack) she is definitely an alpha personality.  She is German Shepherd and Cattle Dog.  Two working breeds that need a job and a lot of stimulus.   She goes non stop and keeps everyone on their toes.  She will be a great running companion.   She is a talker and has a lot to say.

Smart!   She figured out the doggie door weeks before I would have approved, but there is no stopping her when she sets her mind to learning something.

She sits for treats. Not because she was trained to, but because she watched the pack and learned. She is an exceptional dog.

She requires an active home.  Because of her intelligence, she will become bored and then destructive which will not make anyone happy.  Katie is a pleaser and learns very quickly.

Her perfect home will be older children, an active family and definitely a yard. Katie will do best with a companion dog in the family.  She is not an apartment  or mobil home appropriate.     If you  can provide Katie with the stimulous and love that she will require, she will be an awesome dog.


Please contact for more information about this dog. You can apply online by clicking on Application .

Puppies that are under 4 months old cannot be adopted outside of our Veterinary Service area.  Please call for specific locations.

Children under 8 years old often are not a good match for our puppies and dogs.   In order to protect both, your child and our rescued dogs/puppies from harm, we seldom if ever adopt to families with young children.

Once your application is approved, we will schedule a meet and greet at one of our adoption events.  Thank you for considering a rescue!

The adoption fee includes vaccinations, Bordetella, de-worming, rabies, spay/neuter and microchip. There is a an additional $12.99 fee for Home Again for a lifetime registration of the microchip.

Puppies cannot be adopted outside of the Houston area until they are spay/neutered after they are 4 months old.

It is against the law in the State of Texas for a rescue not to be sterilized so we have to make sure it gets completed and that we have record of it.

NOTE: In our bios, we provide information based on our volunteer's experience with a particular dog; such as temperament, training, and ability to get along with others.

AARF is a 501(c)3 Non Profit, all breed, no kill organization. Our group is always in need of donations in order to continue to give the needed medical care to our rescues. Adoption fees do not begin to cover all of the medical costs. Any donation , no matter how small is a big help and is greatly appreciated. Please help us to continue to help them. Thank you.

May 7, 2024, 9:02 pm
Adopt A Rescued Friend, Inc

Contact info

Pet ID
Cindy Fitzgerald
PO Box 62736, Houston, TX 77205

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

Application that allows us to ensure that the dog chosen is a good match, interview completed by the foster, possible home inspection, contract, follow up phone call, email or home visit, adoption fees range from $175 and up, depending on age, size and breed.

We have an online application on our website.

Click on Forms / Application on left of web page

Go meet their pets

We hold adoptions

Petco, 19507 I-45, Spring, Texas
Petco 4431 FM 1960 Houston, Texas

Check out our facebook Page - AARF Houston

We can not take all of our dogs to every adoption event so please email us at to let us know who you would like to meet.

More about this rescue

Adopt a Rescued Friend, Inc (AARF) is a 501 (c)3, We are a non-profit, no kill, all breed, all volunteer organization. Our Mission at AARF is to rescue, rehabilitate and match companion animals with families who are ready for a lifetime commitment. We are a non-profit group that fosters in our homes and depend solely upon donations from the public and grants for support. All of our board members and fosters are volunteers and the only compensation we receive is the knowledge that we are making a difference. Save A Life, Adopt A Rescue!

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