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Breed
Australian Shepherd
Color
Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
Age
4 years 1 month old, Young
Size
(When grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Weight
Sex
Male
Pet ID
2979

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Small red x Not good with kids
Small blue checkmark Good with dogs
Small red x Not good with cats
Small blue checkmark Purebred
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered
Small blue checkmark Housetrained

My story

Adopter must have experience with reactive dogs

Rosco is a 3 yr old neutered black tri Aussie boy. He is HW negative, current on Vaccinations and preventatives. Rosco has been through professional training with a behaviorist and is currently being fostered with his other trainer that is continuing to work on his social skills in Auburn Georgia. Rosco will need to be adopted within driving distance of either Auburn, Ga or Pleasant plain, Ohio. Rosco will require a meet and greet prior to adoption

It's Rosco's beautiful soft brown eyes. They will get you. Every. Time. Roscoe is the sweetest loving loyal dog. There's an innocence about him. The thing about Roscoe is... you've got to work a little for that love and loyalty. He will play hard-to-get at first. He'll want to be near you... very near you - but here's your test -- can you give him a little time before reaching out to touch him? Yes, you just want to love him up, but give him a little time and you'll never regret it. He loves to play chase with other dogs and he'll run after a ball as long as you throw it. Bring it back? Uhmmm No - Once Rosco has the ball returning it to you is not how he plays the game he will just tease you now. These are Rosco's rules !

Rosco gets along well with dogs. He is especially drawn to the young energetic ones. Rosco is a very happy boy when he's with the people he knows. Once he is comfortable, he would do anything for you. He is inquisitive and curious and wants to be in the middle of everything. Rosco's ideal home? Rural setting. Fenced yard. Minimal foot traffic. One or more well behaved energetic dogs in the home would be great. Rosco loves an active playmate. Avoid young children in the home. He would not target them, but they might get in the middle when he is claiming something like a ball, trash or a person.

Rosco enjoys car rides, walking through pet stores, walking in parks and on trails. When he repeatedly meets the same people, he begins to accept them. (Rosco will lunge if a stranger tries to touch him before he has accepted them.) Roscoe would do best with an experienced owner. Someone that shows strength as a leader. Someone who will tell Rosco what to do and not leave it up to Roscoe to make decisions.

He is not particularly good at decision making, but he is getting better at it. Roscoe needs someone who is patient and who will not be shaken by occasional crate aggression. If challenged while he's on leash or inside a crate -- he can become reactive. But if you bring a dog to Rosco's crate and Rosco begins to sniff and wiggle, then he's going to be OK with that new dog. He loves confident well-behaved dogs. I've seen Rosco run from the barky advances of a chihuahua, so he can't be all bad.

Dog intros went best when Roscoe was crated. The new dog approached the crate and they sniffed, Roscoe's body language wiggled approval, then Roscoe was permitted to exit the crate and the more intense sniffing ensued, followed by play or at least a tour of the yard.

If you think that Rosco sounds like a good fit for you, please fill out our application: https://www.australianshepherdsfurever.org/adoption-application All adoption fees are used for future rescue efforts.
Adopter must have experience with reactive dogs

Rosco is a 3 yr old neutered black tri Aussie boy. He is HW negative, current on Vaccinations and preventatives. Rosco has been through professional training with a behaviorist and is currently being fostered with his other trainer that is continuing to work on his social skills in Auburn Georgia. Rosco will need to be adopted within driving distance of either Auburn, Ga or Pleasant plain, Ohio. Rosco will require a meet and greet prior to adoption

It's Rosco's beautiful soft brown eyes. They will get you. Every. Time. Roscoe is the sweetest loving loyal dog. There's an innocence about him. The thing about Roscoe is... you've got to work a little for that love and loyalty. He will play hard-to-get at first. He'll want to be near you... very near you - but here's your test -- can you give him a little time before reaching out to touch him? Yes, you just want to love him up, but give him a little time and you'll never regret it. He loves to play chase with other dogs and he'll run after a ball as long as you throw it. Bring it back? Uhmmm No - Once Rosco has the ball returning it to you is not how he plays the game he will just tease you now. These are Rosco's rules !

Rosco gets along well with dogs. He is especially drawn to the young energetic ones. Rosco is a very happy boy when he's with the people he knows. Once he is comfortable, he would do anything for you. He is inquisitive and curious and wants to be in the middle of everything. Rosco's ideal home? Rural setting. Fenced yard. Minimal foot traffic. One or more well behaved energetic dogs in the home would be great. Rosco loves an active playmate. Avoid young children in the home. He would not target them, but they might get in the middle when he is claiming something like a ball, trash or a person.

Rosco enjoys car rides, walking through pet stores, walking in parks and on trails. When he repeatedly meets the same people, he begins to accept them. (Rosco will lunge if a stranger tries to touch him before he has accepted them.) Roscoe would do best with an experienced owner. Someone that shows strength as a leader. Someone who will tell Rosco what to do and not leave it up to Roscoe to make decisions.

He is not particularly good at decision making, but he is getting better at it. Roscoe needs someone who is patient and who will not be shaken by occasional crate aggression. If challenged while he's on leash or inside a crate -- he can become reactive. But if you bring a dog to Rosco's crate and Rosco begins to sniff and wiggle, then he's going to be OK with that new dog. He loves confident well-behaved dogs. I've seen Rosco run from the barky advances of a chihuahua, so he can't be all bad.

Dog intros went best when Roscoe was crated. The new dog approached the crate and they sniffed, Roscoe's body language wiggled approval, then Roscoe was permitted to exit the crate and the more intense sniffing ensued, followed by play or at least a tour of the yard.

If you think that Rosco sounds like a good fit for you, please fill out our application: https://www.australianshepherdsfurever.org/adoption-application All adoption fees are used for future rescue efforts.
Rescue

Australian Shepherds Furever - Auburn, Georgia Chapter

Contact info
Pet ID
2979
Contact
Australian Shepherds Furever
Phone
Address
Auburn, GA 30011

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

We pride ourselves on a thorough screening process. A complete application, background check,vet reference check, personal reference check, photos of property inside and out if there is not a local representative
We pride ourselves on a thorough screening process. A complete application, background check,vet reference check, personal reference check, photos of property inside and out if there is not a local representative

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As we are a national rescue, adoption events will be posted as they are scheduled with specific information on location etc.
As we are a national rescue, adoption events will be posted as they are scheduled with specific information on location etc.

More about this rescue

Nancy Pearlman-Gonzalez, Founder and CEO, created Australian Shepherds Furever (ASF), a non-profit organization to promote the education, rescue, fostering and adoption of the Australian Shepherd breed of dog. In July 2012, Australian Shepherds Furever (ASF) initiated as a page on Facebook. Hoping to have 1,000 members at the end one year, ASF quickly grew into a network of more than 62,000 dedicated individuals striving to provide aid and refuge to Aussies all over the country. From these phenomena, the website www.australianshepherdsfurever.org was developed to educate the public on this intelligent and beautiful breed, and provide resources to those seeking help or willing to contribute to the Adopt, Save and Foster (ASF) philosophy. ASF filed for non- profit status in July 2013 and obtained its status in July 2014 and through proactive networking, partnerships, training/rehabilitation and fundraising, ASF has saved the lives of countless dogs to include those with Parvo, Mange, Tick Disease, Giardia, Cancer, Pneumonia, broken limbs, eye disease, neurological disorders, gun shot wounds and some of the most extreme cases of abuse that one could imagine. ASF focuses on the Aussies that most would turn their backs on. ASF is in its 5th year and over 2,100 Australian Shepherds have been rescued from high kill shelters, abusive owners and other high-risk situations. We, as humans, have a responsibility to up hold, shelter and care for those beings that are less fortunate, that are simply cast away. Thanks to proactive individuals who work collectively, Aussies nationwide are being given a chance at a better life. Australian Shepherds Volunteers are an integral component of ASF for the maintenance of the website, screening potential fosters and adopters, providing training, fundraising, data base management, networking and transporting of recued Aussies. All Volunteers; Adopters, Fosters, Trainers and Transporters etc. are carefully screened and vetted to assure the safe and vital placement of these dogs into furever homes. We currently have over 170 foster families and over 160 dogs in foster care nationwide. We have professional trainers to work with our dogs with severe behavioral issues. We also have a team of Rescue Coordinators, Medical Advisors, Fundraisers, Regional Reps, Application Processors, Data Base Managers, Social Media Managers, Microchip and ID tag Registrars and Ground and Air Transport Coordinators that work together to save these beautiful dogs. Furever (ASF).
Nancy Pearlman-Gonzalez, Founder and CEO, created Australian Shepherds Furever (ASF), a non-profit organization to promote the education, rescue, fostering and adoption of the Australian Shepherd breed of dog. In July 2012, Australian Shepherds Furever (ASF) initiated as a page on Facebook. Hoping to have 1,000 members at the end one year, ASF quickly grew into a network of more than 62,000 dedicated individuals striving to provide aid and refuge to Aussies all over the country. From these phenomena, the website www.australianshepherdsfurever.org was developed to educate the public on this intelligent and beautiful breed, and provide resources to those seeking help or willing to contribute to the Adopt, Save and Foster (ASF) philosophy. ASF filed for non- profit status in July 2013 and obtained its status in July 2014 and through proactive networking, partnerships, training/rehabilitation and fundraising, ASF has saved the lives of countless dogs to include those with Parvo, Mange, Tick Disease, Giardia, Cancer, Pneumonia, broken limbs, eye disease, neurological disorders, gun shot wounds and some of the most extreme cases of abuse that one could imagine. ASF focuses on the Aussies that most would turn their backs on. ASF is in its 5th year and over 2,100 Australian Shepherds have been rescued from high kill shelters, abusive owners and other high-risk situations. We, as humans, have a responsibility to up hold, shelter and care for those beings that are less fortunate, that are simply cast away. Thanks to proactive individuals who work collectively, Aussies nationwide are being given a chance at a better life. Australian Shepherds Volunteers are an integral component of ASF for the maintenance of the website, screening potential fosters and adopters, providing training, fundraising, data base management, networking and transporting of recued Aussies. All Volunteers; Adopters, Fosters, Trainers and Transporters etc. are carefully screened and vetted to assure the safe and vital placement of these dogs into furever homes. We currently have over 170 foster families and over 160 dogs in foster care nationwide. We have professional trainers to work with our dogs with severe behavioral issues. We also have a team of Rescue Coordinators, Medical Advisors, Fundraisers, Regional Reps, Application Processors, Data Base Managers, Social Media Managers, Microchip and ID tag Registrars and Ground and Air Transport Coordinators that work together to save these beautiful dogs. Furever (ASF).