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Australian Shepherd puppies and dogs in Island Lake, Illinois

Looking for an Australian Shepherd puppy or dog in Island Lake, Illinois? Adopt a Pet can help you find an adorable Australian Shepherd near you.

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Adopt an Australian Shepherd near you in Island Lake, Illinois

These Australian Shepherds are available in Island Lake, Illinois.
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Farfella

Australian Shepherd German Shepherd Dog

Female, Young
Island Lake, IL
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
    Meet Farfella, now known as Nala. She was adopted from us a few years ago and recently came back into our care. This sweet girl is quite the vocal, herding shepherd dog. She loves trying to be in control but loves the guidance from a strong leader. She is extremely driven to learn, fetch, and have fun. Nala enjoys playing on a lakeside and dipping her toes in the water, she does well in groups of other dogs and also can relax when it’s time to cool down. Nala is leash and crate trained, a good listener and would do best in a home that loves dogs with energy.  Nala does well with children over 5 years old, she loves all adults, and doesn’t seem to mind strangers. Although she can be a little sensitive like many shepherds. Nala does well with cats and dogs. If she were to live with a dog it just needs to be the right dog :) Contact us to learn more at 847-338-3252 or email us at info@redemptionroadinc.org View more media on our Instagram: Redemptionroadinc or our trainer’s instagram: Fullcircledogtrainer       April 9, 2024, 10:34 pm

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These Australian Shepherds are available for adoption close to Island Lake, Illinois.
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Zoey (Mini Australian shepherd)

Australian Shepherd

Female, 2 yrs 2 mos
Barrington, IL
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Zoey is a mini Aussie and is a very loving companion. She is great with children and friendly with any new people she meets. She adapts well to what your family is doing. If your family is just relaxing after a long day she is ready to just lay at your feet in the living room. She is truly an amazing dog and we have never had issues with her being destructive. Zoey just sniffs and walks around. She is always fun to play with and has brought some really good laughs to our family with her silly energy. We are unable to take care of her due to circumstances and would just love for her to go to a loving home. The profile will say needs to be spayed within 30 days but that is put up by the website as a default. It is not a requirement from our family, truly your decision.
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0472 Banks

Australian Shepherd

Male, 5 yrs 10 mos
Ringwood, IL
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
Banks is fostered in Ottumwa, Iowa.  Say hello to this handsome and INCREDIBLY sweet boy named Banks. Banks is a male, standard aussie, weighing about 40 lbs and is estimated around 5 years old.  Banks is being fostered with many other dogs and does wonderfully.  Banks is a SWEET boy and would love nothing more than a home with plenty of love and another dog friend.  Banks has great house manners; is crate trained and house trained.  Prior to coming into rescue, his coat was in rough shape with matting and had to be shaved.  His coat is returning nicely and he looks remarkable compared to several months ago. Banks goes to doggie daycare and plays well with many other dogs. Banks will chill after a fair amount of play, and chew on antlers or bones.  Banks is from a breeder who was giving away a massive amount of dogs from his property and based on this, he was not well socialized,.  Banks is a little timid and shy, but learning SO MUCH.  He does seek out pets from his foster home and even gives a few kisses.  He also sleeps in the bed with other dogs and does VERY well being left out in the house.    Banks will do best with another outgoing, social dog in the home to take cues from.  Banks does require a physical fencing, preferred to be 6 foot.  Banks is even good with cats.  Little kids may scare Banks, so no children under 10 years of age is recommended for his adoptive home.   Banks is neutered, microchipped, up-to-date on all vaccines (including Lyme) and is receiving monthly preventatives for fleas, ticks and heartworms.  Proof of heartworm preventatives for all past and current pets is required to adopt from us.  If you have what it takes to help Banks blossom into the bestest boy, please visit our website for more information on our adoption process, see our adoption fees, and find a link to our adoption application.  www.MidwestAustralianShepherdRescue.org.   ##1850267##
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0511 Buttercup

Australian Shepherd

Female, 3 mos
Ringwood, IL
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, House-trained, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Buttercup is being fostered in Coldwater MI. Introducing Miracle's Lovely Litter's black bi female, Buttercup.   This Mini black bi American Shepherd with a tail is looking for her forever home.   She and her siblings were born into rescue on 01/09/2024.  Their coats are a bit shorter as they are likely from working breed lines, but their coats will grow as they do.  She will likely get no bigger than 30-35 lbs once grown. We have both Momma Miracle (a 28lb. red tri Mini American Shepherd) and Daddy Dream (a 30lb blue merle Mini American Shepherd) in rescue.  Both parents have EXCELLENT temperament!  Buttercup is going to need a home that is active, willing to continue her socialization with various stimuli, provide mental and physical stimulation, continue her potty and crate training and love her.  If Aussies/MAS are not properly socialized they can become guard dogs, so making sure that they have been properly socialized with humans, other dogs and MANY different kinds of stimuli is CRITICAL to raising a well rounded dog.   Buttercup is up to date on age appropriate vaccinations, microchipped, and dewormed.  Have you been looking for love in all the wrong places?  Look no further, this girl can be your best friend and sidekick! If you are interested in Buttercup, please click HERE to complete an adoption application. ##1916000##
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0482 Wheeler

Australian Shepherd

Male, 4 yrs 10 mos
Ringwood, IL
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with dogs, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Wheeler is fostered in Cincinnati, Ohio. Say hello to Wheeler. This 3-4 year old male with the soulful eyes will steal your heart (check out the right eye a mix of brown and blue).  Wheeler is a split face, blue merle male Australian Shepherd, weighing around 35 - 40 lbs.   Wheeler had a tough beginning to his life. He came to rescue because he was running around Effingham IL near the highway for about 3 weeks and was trapped by Effingham IL Animal Control.  His microchip tells us he came from a USBD breeding facility in rural MO.  He probably lived in a crate and wasn’t socialized with people, so he is quite timid. Since coming to his foster home, he has come a long way in learning to trust and to play. Wheeler is very unsure of people and keeps his distance, but if you get down on his level he has a tendency to melt and enjoys pets, brushing and hugs—he gives gentle kisses.  Wheeler is gentle and quiet, good with cats and even children, though we recommend a home with kids over 12 years of age.  Get him outside with his canine buddies and his inner dog comes out. He is fast and agile and is learning to play with toys.   Wheeler needs a home with a fenced yard and another confident canine companion to teach him the ropes and that he can take cues from. He is housebroken and crate trained. He does not enjoy being in his crate, makes him pretty miserable so his foster Mom gives him a comfy bed in a quiet spot with the run of the house and he has been fine.  With time and patience Wheeler will become a loving companion so we recommend an adopter with a patience, quieter environment, that is willing to help this handsome guy blossom. Wheeler is neutered, up-to-date on all vaccinations, microchipped and receiving monthly preventatives for fleas, ticks and heartworms.  NOTE:  Proof of heartworm preventatives for all current and past pets is required to adopt.  Adopter should be willing to provide at least 1 - 2 hours of mental and physical stimulation per day.  For more information on our adoption process, our adoption fees and a link to our adoption application, please visit our website at www.MidwestAustralianShepherdRescue.org. ##1868353##
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0413 Peanut

Australian Shepherd

Male, 2 yrs 11 mos
Ringwood, IL
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with dogs, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Peanut is being fostered in Lansing IL.  This ADORABLE lil black tri guy is Peanut.  His date of birth is 5/8/2021.  He is a toy sized Australian Shepherd.  He weighs 15lbs and is learning to be a dog!  He is SUPER sweet but was poorly socialized by the breeder because he was a stud dog before coming to rescue.  Since coming to rescue, Peanut has learned that people come with yummy things to eat called treats.  When he first got to his foster home, he was super scared, but he has a confident resident foster dog and he takes tons of cues from her.  He loves car rides, loves to go for walks and loves to play with other dogs.  In his forever home, we will need a dog similar to his foster sister that is confident, playful and will show him that the world isn't such a scary place or even a pack to be a part of.  He would LOVE that.   Peanut needs a home that isn't too busy with tons of people and comings and goings.  He needs his human to be gentle and patient with him as he settles in to his new home.  Peanut came to us from the humane society in Eau Claire WI.  They reached out because he was rescued by a police officer from a state registered/licensed breeder because they had many violations on their property. Being used as a stud dog and lacking socialization from people, it takes time to gain his trust. To build trust, we are using high value treats and desensitization techniques.  He has come SO far with with this.  We recommend a home with no small children and a quieter home.  Peanut doesn't like the crate and does not want to be contained; which makes sense to us after all he has been through.  He needs someone that will continue his training, one tiny step at a time.  This should include routine, consistentcy, a kind voice and being gentle with him.   Peanut's needs: A physically fenced yard that he cannot fit through a confident resident dog to take cues from a patient, loving, gentle, dog savvy human to show him the ropes a routine and LOTS of high value treats.   Peanut is neutered, microchipped, negative for heartworms, up to date on vaccinations and on monthly prevention for fleas, ticks and heartworm.  If you think this Lil Peanut is your next family member and you have what it takes to help him come out of his shell, please fill out an adoption application today! You can find out adoption application on our website at https://midwestaustralianshepherdrescue.org/home/adoption-application/ ##1771524##
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0526 Red Bear

Australian Shepherd

Male, 3 yrs 4 mos
Ringwood, IL
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with dogs, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Bear is fostered in Wayland, MI With auburn hair and tawny eyes, Red Bear has the kind of eyes that hypnotize.  Bear is a 3 year old red tri male, currently weight about 50 bls.  Bear is a velcro, handsome, sweet, calm, well-mannered, loveable dog looking for his forever home.  Bear is super smart and a quick learner! He currently knows:  Sit; stay; down; no; off; leave it; ok/free (release); come (excellent recall).  His foster home is still working on leash manners (he can be a puller).  Bear has also learned "be nice" while he adjusted to the resident aussie.  It is used when possessive of items begins to show. Bear has excellent house manners. He also does well in his crate. Bear does have a cute quirk that where he makes some rumble or grumble noises (not growls) as he gets comfortable snuggling with his humane. He also sometimes snores!   When Red Bear needs to go out, he will come sit and stare at you. Bear is a medium-to-high energy dog. He is up for outings and adventures, a round of fetch (has ball drive) or playing in yard. He has a great off switch and is also learning the command "take a break" when play is ended.  Bear would be just as happy snuggling on couch with you or just hanging out with you. He rides well in the vehicle and enjoys it.  Bear is very good with all things grooming.   Bear would prefer to be an only dog. He just wants unconditional love and attention and will return it a hundred-fold to you.  If there is another dog now or later, he would do better if they were his size (he's 45 lbs.) or smaller; potentially a female. Bear will need to meet any other dog in the home first to determine if they will be friends.  Bear also needs a person with strong leadership and training skills (as most aussies do).  We recommend Bear in a home with no young children.  When meeting a toddler, he wanted to hide behind his foster mom.  We think little ones would be too much for him.  Children 12+ would be fine.   Red Bear is neutered, up-to-date on all vaccinations, microchipped and receiving monthly preventatives for fleas, ticks and heartworms.  NOTE:  Proof of heartworms for any previous and current pets is required to adopt from us.  Adopters must be willing to provide 1 - 2 hours of mental and/or physical stimulation per day.   If you feel you have what it takes for this handsome boy, please visit our website for more information on our adoption process, our adoption fees and a link to our adoption application.  www.MidwestAustralianShepherdRescue.org ##1954842##

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Redemption Road Rescue Rehab Inc.

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