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My name is Mama!
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Southern Paws Inc.

Facts about me

Australian Cattle Dog/German Shepherd Dog
Brown/Chocolate - with White
(When grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
(Current) 50 lbs
Pet ID

My info

Small red x Not good with kids
Small blue checkmark Good with dogs
Small blue checkmark Good with cats
Small blue checkmark Needs experienced adopter
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered

My story

Meet the beautiful Mama! This sweet girl is a 4.5 year old female Australian Cattle Dog, German Shepherd, Australian Shepherd mix! She is about 50lbs. She is high energy and loves to run and play! She is a timid and cannot go to a home in a city and a fenced yard is required. No kids under 12 years old, she prefers a quiet home and is good with other dogs and cats. She never turns down a good belly rub. Even though she is considered an adult, she still has lots of puppy energy! She loves to play ball and to run around the yard. She would make a great addition to a family with an active lifestyle and a quieter home! She is currently located down South at our sister shelters and available for pre-adoption. We do transports to NJ once a month. She can't wait to find her forever home!


Southern Paws Inc.

Contact info
Pet ID
Adoption Coord.
Ringwood, NJ 07456

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

Our adoption process is very simple. 1) Shoot us an email! And one of our representatives will send you out a copy of our application. Fill that out and get it back to us immediately. Time is of the essence and we do everything first come first serve! 2) Once we receive it a representative will be in touch with you to find out what it is that you are looking for, what your home is like, and who lives there. We then try to make sure that the dog you are interested in, is going to be a perfect match for your household. 3) It normally takes a couple of days for an application to be processed, but once approved we do a home check. 4) Adoption fee is $450.00. This is a reimbursement for all that we have done your dog. This fee covers all of their vetting, vaccinations, spay/neuter, health certificate and evaluation, and their cost of transport.

Go meet their pets

Almost all of our dogs are adopted on a pre-adoption basis as they are not located in NJ. On the occasion that one of our pups is here in NJ, all meet and greets are done through appointment only after an application has been approved. If interested in meeting one of our wonderful babies please contact us at: or call her at 973-556-5885.

More about this rescue

Southern Paws Inc. is a Non-Profit organization that works very closely with southern rescue groups to provide needed homes for dogs in the Southern United States. Through our program we also work to help them gain needed resources and funding that is strongly lacking in the south. It is our goal to not only provide loving homes for these dogs but to also help better shelters and shelter life in the South. We work specifically with rescue groups in Louisiana and Mississippi which is where our dogs are currently located. All of our dogs are adopted on a pre-adoption basis and then transported to NJ after the adoption process is complete. Upon arrival they go into a 24-48 hour monitoring period, where we make sure that they have made it through transport safe, happy, and healthy. After that time period, these dogs go into their forever home. It is a long journey but it is well worth the trip. We put all of our dogs through a very stringent vetting process, deworm them multiple times, run fecal exams, spay & neuter, vaccinate and have them checked multiple times by the vet. Before they are transported, each of our dogs must receive a health certificate clearing them for travel. This fee also helps us cover the cost of transport and any other medical attention the dog may require upon arrival. There is a $500 adoption fee. Please note that for all adoptions taking place after April 1, 2022 our adoption fee has increased $50 to be a total of $500. This is to help up cover all costs for the pups such as vetting, medicine, gas and other typical costs. With these having gone up over the last year, we need to increase the adoption fee to continue the work we do and help as many dogs as possible. This will mean our non-refundable deposit following the phone interview will be a total of $100 with the additional $400 due on adoption day. Because almost all of our dogs are pre-adopted there is no meet and greet process with our dogs. If you must meet the dog before you adopt then that is totally understandable, however we may not be the best program for you. We do have a back up program just in case a dog doesn't do well in his new home. In that case the pup goes back into foster care and will be put up for adoption again in the state of NJ.