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Australian Kelpie puppies and dogs in Rio Rancho, New Mexico

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Jack Jack

Australian Kelpie

Male, Young
Rio Rancho, NM
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Jack Jack is a medium sized super high energy doggo that loves to run and play! He is people selective and loves to protect his family. Because he tends to get very attached, he would need a home where someone is there for me 24/7. He prefers females as he is more comfortable with them, so he would need to go slow when meeting males. He is great with other dogs and would love to have a playmate. He also loves to play in water, so a small dog pool is preferred!! He is definitely still a puppy at heart and gets incredibly fast zoomies! He would do best in a home where he can be very active and play as long as he wants! He would also do best in a home with older children and adults since he is very high energy. If you are looking for a hiking buddy, a running buddy or just a very active playmate he would be the perfect fit for you!He can be found at the main ranch location. For more information you can email dogswmr@gmail.com

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These Australian Kelpies are available for adoption close to Rio Rancho, New Mexico.
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CINDERELLA

Australian Kelpie American Pit Bull Terrier

Female, 3 yrs 11 mos
Albuquerque, NM
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Meet Cinderella!Weight: 49 poundsDogs: let`s try itCats: unknownHello there, potential forever family! I`m Cinderella, a charming and affectionate canine companion ready to add a touch of magic to your life. At a graceful 49 pounds, I`m the perfect size for cuddles and companionship.If you`re in need of a furry friend who knows how to shower you with love, then look no further! I`m a true cuddlebug, and my affectionate nature will make every day feel like a fairytale. Whether it`s gentle nuzzles or warm, cozy snuggles, I`m here to be your loyal companion.I come with a touch of royalty, as I`ve mastered the art of sitting on command. Obedient and well-mannered, I`m eager to learn more tricks and commands to impress you. Positive reinforcement is my favorite, and I`m always ready to showcase my good behavior.I`m looking for a loving home where I can be the center of attention. Whether you`re a solo adventurer or a family of royals, I`ll fit right in with my easygoing and adaptable personality. A cozy spot on the couch, a warm bed, and lots of love – that`s all I need to thrive.Despite my regal demeanor, I love a good romp in the yard and playtime with toys. Let`s make every day a royal adventure together!If you`re a family looking for a loving companion, or an individual seeking a loyal friend, I`m ready to be your canine confidante. My easygoing nature makes me suitable for a variety of households, and my ability to sit on command is sure to impress everyone!If you`re ready to welcome a loving and well-behaved canine into your home, then Cinderella might be the perfect match for you!
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Jackson

Australian Kelpie

Male, Adult
Albuquerque, NM
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
I adopted Jackson in around August of 2021 from the Bernalillo County Animal Shelter to be my second dog. He is lovable, cuddly, and sweet. He loves affection, cuddling, and being right next to you. He is very attentive and comes on command. I have crate trained him successfully in the past. When we leave the house he occasionally has some mild separation anxiety which is exhibited by jumping at the windows. He is in good health and has been well fed. We are looking to rehome him only because of busy work schedules and no longer able to work from home. He is an adorable handsome pup that loves a good belly rub.
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ChiChi and GARY bonded pair

Australian Kelpie Australian Cattle Dog

Female, Young
Pena Blanca, NM
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with dogs, Good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Bonded pair ChiChi and Gary.  Gary is a male Blue Heeler mix medium sized 27# born in April 2023 on one of the reservations we work with.  ChiChi is a female Kelpie/Heeler mix 29# born in March 2023 on the same reservation as Gary.  This duo is a bonded pair, we will not adopt them separately. They love to play and run, they are active but also like their sleep time ;-) They love treats, Gary loves to run around the yard during playtime with a toy in his mouth. ChiChi and Gary play together and they love other dogs. ChiChi will at first be afraid of dogs bigger than her. they are not leash trained, they are smart. As with heelers/cattledogs/kelpie, they are a bit shy with people at first and once they warm up they are loyal and affectionate.     This pair is not for apartment living. They'd do best in a home with a medium/small backyard. They both came into the rescue from the reservation with injuries which have since completely healed, thankfully:-) They are crate trained, good with cats and dogs, kids over 10. They might enjoy agility type fun.   Their adoption fee includes their spaying/neutering, vaccines, deworming and microchip.    * You must live in our adoptable area (Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, White Rock, Los Alamos areas of New Mexico) and  * Please, no children under the age of ten.    If you are searching elsewhere for a dog/shopping please let us know this.      Adoption Process (just a few days): Please email desertpawsnm@gmail.com first to see if the dog is still available. There is an online application process - application, photos, phone/zoom, meetgreet at your home with your pets and family members. We bring the pet to you!        We look forward to meeting you and your fur babies and bringing a new member to your family!  Desert Paws Inc Animal Rescue of New Mexico has been rescuing animals since 2009. We are a non-profit 501c3 organization. Our primary work is on three pueblo Indian reservations in rural New Mexico.   We do emergency veterinary services, spay/neuter, preventive vaccines, flea/tick, deworming for both the animals that are neglected and abandoned and need forever families as well as for the animals of tribal members. Thank you for your support!April 4, 2024, 12:03 am
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**ROSS

Australian Kelpie Australian Cattle Dog

Male, Young
Peralta, NM
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, Needs special attention, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Please contact Janelle (adopt@q.com) for more information about this pet.**IMPORTANT!! Please scroll down and read the entire bio before contacting us with questions. **Please visit our main website www.almosthomenm.org for the application or you can email us to request the application adopt@almosthomenm.org  **We now offer boarding $30 per dog per day in Los Lunas, NM- each dog has an indoor/outdoor run using dog doors and they get 2-3 playtimes out on the main property https://almosthomenm.org/boarding **For more photos and videos please visit our Facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Almost-Home-New-Mexico/203840136304815 Please be aware birthday and breeds listed are our best guesses based on looks - we seldom know this information unless they come in with registration papers. Approximate DOB 08/11/2022 Size - maybe 50 lbs - his mom is about 45 but he is a big boy History- This guy was picked up by animal control with his mom (Phoebe) and sister (Monica) running at large. At that time the puppies were about 5 weeks old and just following mom as she looked for food. They then spent about 6 weeks in the shelter with no interest. After 6 weeks the shelter was packed with no open kennels and they were asking for help and sent out some photos of dogs who had been there a long time that could end up on the euthanasia list if one had to be made. We let them know we would take them and picked them up the next morning. Sadly the shelter is very small with few staff members and a bunch of dogs- which means that puppies don't really get the socialization they need at a shelter so they were pretty fearful when we got them. The little girl would run from us every chance she got and they hid under and behind their mom. They have now been with us for a few weeks and doing much better but will need patient homes with a focus on love and training- spending as much time as possible with family members and meeting new people. Temperament- He tries to be very brave but is still a little worried. Extremely smart but still acts a little fearful. Doesn't accept cuddles as he didn't grow up with them but now loves attention and pets. Ross is very treat motivated. Energy Level- Very high energy  Dogs/Cats- They have met the other dogs here and love to play chase. They are very submissive puppies when meeting the others. Terrified of the cats. Housetrained- They currently stay in the laundry room with a baby gate and are completely house trained to go outside to do their business. Ross is absolutely adorable and looks very much like a Bull Terrier mix. If we didn't have momma we would have thought he was a Bull Terrier mix- and his dad could have been we honestly don't know. But we don't think momma has Bull Terrier in her - she looks to be a kelpie mix. Ross is very smart and learns quickly. He is also very food motivated and really, really, really wants to trust people. He is such a sweet boy and follows us around to watch. When I weed the garden he drags them around to try and get Monica to chase him. He loves the grandkids and is just such a sweet gentle boy.  He is still fearful though and will run if they move to fast but overall if they sit quietly he loves to go to them for love. He will make a wonderful addition to any family wanting a special pup to help come out of his shell- this boy will definitely blossom once he learns to trust a new family as he has been meeting strangers and is excited for the attention.  Adoption fee $100 includes neuter, age appropriate vaccinations (4 for puppies), deworming, microchip, rabies, collar and leash, training information, and all the support you need. Send us an e-mail to adopt@almosthomenm.org requesting an application to adopt this sweetie!! If you don't hear from us you can also text us your email address 505-304-3384 to request the application. Animals are seen by appointment after we have an application. If you would like to donate to our cause you can donate several ways-Check/money order to Almost home NM - PO Box 772- Peralta, NM 87042Paypal to email address adopt@almosthomenm.orgVenmo to almosthomenm last 4 of the phone number 3384https://venmo.com/code?user_id=2932935556595712787...CashApp https://cash.app/$adoptahnm If you enjoy rescue stories please check out our Patreon page https://www.patreon.com/AlmostHome We are constantly adding new stories and photos and it is only $5 a month and goes to a great cause as all the money goes straight to food, toys, treats, and vetting.April 9, 2024, 4:34 pm
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**MONICA

Australian Kelpie Australian Cattle Dog

Female, Young
Peralta, NM
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Please contact Janelle (adopt@q.com) for more information about this pet.**IMPORTANT!! Please scroll down and read the entire bio before contacting us with questions. **Please visit our main website www.almosthomenm.org for the application or you can email us to request the application adopt@almosthomenm.org  **We now offer boarding $30 per dog per day in Los Lunas, NM- each dog has an indoor/outdoor run using dog doors and they get 2-3 playtimes out on the main property https://almosthomenm.org/boarding **For more photos and videos please visit our Facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Almost-Home-New-Mexico/203840136304815 Please be aware birthday and breeds listed are our best guesses based on looks - we seldom know this information unless they come in with registration papers. Approximate DOB 08/11/2022 Size - maybe 45 lbs - her mom is about 45 History- This little girl was picked up by animal control with her mom (Phoebe) and brother (Ross) running at large. At that time the puppies were about 5 weeks old and just following mom as she looked for food. They then spent about 6 weeks in the shelter with no interest. After 6 weeks the shelter was packed with no open kennels and they were asking for help and sent out some photos of dogs who had been there a long time that could end up on the euthanasia list if one had to be made. We let them know we would take them and picked them up the next morning. Sadly the shelter is very small with few staff members and a bunch of dogs- which means that puppies don't really get the socialization they need at a shelter so they were pretty fearful when we got them. Poor little Monica would run from us every chance she got and they hid under and behind their mom. They have now been with us for a few weeks and doing much better but will need patient homes with a focus on love and training- spending as much time as possible with family members and meeting new people. Monica is still a pretty fearful little girl but she is easy to manage and happy overall - she seems to come out of her shell around other dogs and when she is learning. Temperament- Monica has come a long way since coming in. She is super playful and sweet with me but still quite scared of strangers. She loves children and will go give them kisses from behind but will run if they try to play with her. She has done wonderful meeting new people and will hang out with us now so she is trying but will need someone special. She is still quite worried but is now letting us touch her and will come up to me for loves and kisses. She is extremely smart and very treat motivated. She doesn't accept cuddles as she didn't grow up with them and will still keep her distance but overall loves learning and very treat motivated. Loves playing with the other dogs and super high energy. She does do the healing/nipping at the ankles/yipping that herding breeds are known for when playing with the other dogs. Energy Level- Very, very high energy puppy- should have another dog to play and run with or a running partner. Dogs/Cats- They love playing chase with the other dogs. Puppies seem drawn to them so always end up in their room with them to play. They are somewhat scared of the cats for who knows why but they are scared of them and will try and back into a corner or hide behind me if the cats come into where we are sitting.  Housetrained- She and Ross are both house trained and crate trained to the laundry room together.  Monica is absolutely adorable and is super super smart. She loves kids and trusts them more than adults however she is doing amazing at meeting strangers. She is very food motivated and really, really, really wants to trust people but still keeps her distance with everyone but me. She loves pets now and I think would blossom in her own home. She will make a wonderful addition to any family wanting a special pup to help come out of her shell- this pretty little girl will definitely blossom once she learns to trust her new family. She is house trained and doing great, knows here (as come), responds to a whistle if further away to come, and sits on command. Adoption fee $100 includes spay, age appropriate vaccinations (4 for puppies), deworming, microchip, rabies, collar and leash, training information, and all the support you need. Send us an e-mail to adopt@almosthomenm.org requesting an application to adopt this sweetie!! Animals are seen by appointment after we have an application. If you would like to donate to our cause you can donate several ways-Check/money order to Almost home NM - PO Box 772- Peralta, NM 87042Paypal to email address adopt@almosthomenm.orgVenmo to almosthomenm last 4 of the phone number 3384https://venmo.com/code?user_id=2932935556595712787...CashApp https://cash.app/$adoptahnm If you enjoy rescue stories please check out our Patreon page https://www.patreon.com/AlmostHome We are constantly adding new stories and photos and it is only $5 a month and goes to a great cause as all the money goes straight to food, toys, treats, and vetting.April 9, 2024, 4:34 pm

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Oscar

Australian Cattle Dog

Male, Young
Rio Rancho, NM
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Oscar is a goofy, fun-loving pup, who loves human attention! He is still learning the leash, so needs a home that will take the time to train him on walks. He is very food motivated and would be a good companion for families with kids but would do best as your one and only fur baby. He loves belly rubs and being held. He is looking for his forever home so please consider adding this big love bug to your family.Come meet Oscar at the main ranch location. For further information email dogswmr@gmail.com
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Tristen

Australian Cattle Dog

Male, Adult
Rio Rancho, NM
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Tristen is our 25lb, 1 year old heeler mix, and he definitely has that big heeler energy in a little body! He's very energetic and sweet. He can be a little timid at first, but give him a chance and he'll be your best friend! Tristen needs a family that will challenge him and give him lots of fun activities, because he is so smart and can get bored easily! So long walks, lots of fun toys, a big yard with a tall fence (because this boy can JUMP!), a lot of love, and he'll be your greatest pup!
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Milk

Australian Cattle Dog Labrador Retriever

Male, Puppy
Rio Rancho, NM
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Not good with cats, Needs experienced adopter, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Milk is one of the smartest, most affectionate, cutest dogs we’ve ever known, but Milk needs a home without cats. He’s 10 months old, we’ve had him since he was 9 weeks and he’s super trainable. We’ve worked with him so he’ll sit on command for treats, and he’ll stand up on his hind legs and “walk” and he spins around in circles during feeding times. He’ll fetch and loves tug’o’war. He’s fully up to date with shots, he’s good with our other dogs and our 5 year old son, who’s the one who named him Milk. They play really well. Heartbreakingly cute in fact. We just can’t keep him because he chases our cats, as dogs do, and he gets way too excited when he catches one. We don’t think he’s aggressive, he’s quick to roll over and show his belly when scolded, and will go to his crate when told to do so.We had him DNA tested, and so we know he’s 57% heeler (Australian cattle dog), 8% border collie, 20% pit and 15% Labrador. He’s high energy and lots of fun.

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2.2 miles

Watermelon Mountain Ranch

3251 Westphalia Blvd NE, Rio Rancho, NM 87144

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14.7 miles

Albuquerque Animal Services - Eastside

8920 Lomas Boulevard NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112

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14.7 miles

Albuquerque Animal Services - Eastside

8920 Lomas Boulevard NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112

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30.1 miles

Desert Paws Inc. Animal Rescue of New Mexico

Pena Blanca, NM 87041

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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30.6 miles

Almost Home NM

PO Box 772, Peralta, NM 87042

Pet Types: cats, dogs, farm animals, horses, rabbits, small animals

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30.6 miles

Almost Home NM

PO Box 772, Peralta, NM 87042

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30.6 miles

Almost Home NM

PO Box 772, Peralta, NM 87042

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34 miles

Valencia County Animal Shelter

1209 Hwy 314, Los Lunas, NM 87031

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34 miles

Valencia County Animal Shelter

1209 Hwy 314, Los Lunas, NM 87031

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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