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My name is Raphael (Raphy)!

Posted 1 year ago

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Facts about me

Australian Cattle Dog
Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
3 years 3 months old, Adult
(When grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
(Current) 50 lbs
Pet ID

My info

Alert icon Not 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

Hi! My name is Rapheal (Raphy for short) and I am a 1-2 yr old blue heeler x cattle dog mix. I was rescued from an overcrowded shelter in New Mexico just days before I was to be euthanized (simply because the shelter ran out of space). I am a stocky boy (not overweight, just big boned!). I can be a bit shy when I first meet you; but, with kindness, patience and some yummy treats you can win my trust and then I will be your shadow (like all good heelers). It takes me a minute to warm up to new/strange dogs; but, once I feel comfortable I love to play and wrestle. I've have met the cat in my foster home and I'm mostly afraid of her (although my foster mom things I am secretly plotting her demise). So, a home without cats would probably be best. Small/young kids make me nervous, so I would prefer a home without kids (or only older, dog savvy kids). I am house-broken and crate trained (although I don't need a crate. I'm very well-behaved when left alone in the house). I am neutered and up-to-date on my vaccinations. If you are interested in meeting me, please contact
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Why adoption is a great option

Raphael (Raphy), a Salt Lake City 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 Salt Lake City, or seeking a Australian Cattle Dog dog from a breeder in Salt Lake City.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Salt Lake City 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 Salt Lake City 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 Salt Lake City paves the way for another one to be saved.