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Australian Shepherd puppies and dogs in Pekin, Illinois

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Domino

Australian Shepherd German Shepherd Dog

Female, Adult
Pekin, IL
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Not good with dogs, Not good with cats, Needs experienced adopter, House-trained, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Domino is a 6 year old German Australian Shepherd. She has a lot of energy, she is needing a home that has the time and patience for her energy level. She is very loving-- but mostly only towards humans. With her size and energy level, she is not the best around babies (she has been completely fine around younger children, although she is not always aware of her size). She really is the sweetest dog, with some reactivity issues towards dogs. Her ideal environment would be somewhere with a lot of land and things to keep her busy. We would like to see her with someone(s) who has worked with/experienced shepherds or similar personality types, preferably. We only want the best for her and to have a happy life.
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Pork Chop

Australian Shepherd Mixed Breed (Medium)

Male, Adult
Pekin, IL
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Pork Chop: The Low-Rider with the High-Shine Coat!Meet Pork Chop, a 5-year-old black beauty with a name that's as delicious as his personality! Don't be fooled by his short legs - this compact cuddle machine weighs in at a solid 60 pounds and has a heart full of love.Pork Chop's perfect match is someone who:Loves a good brush session: Pork Chop's sleek black coat requires regular grooming to keep it looking its shiny best. Are you ready for some quality bonding time with a brush?Appreciates a furry shadow: Pork Chop loves to be by your side, offering companionship and cuddles wherever you go.Pork Chop's got all the pawsitive qualities:Affectionate: This cuddle monster loves belly rubs and showers his humans with slobbery kisses (be prepared!).Loyal: Once Pork Chop bonds with you, you'll have a furry friend for life.Pork Chop is looking for:A loving home: Someone who can dedicate time to regular brushing and who appreciates a loyal companion with a luxurious coat.Active adventures: Walks, playtime, and exploration will keep Pork Chop happy and healthy.If you're looking for a fun-loving, affectionate dog who's short in stature but big on personality, Pork Chop might just be your perfectly imperfect match!\Leash Manners: Nice Basic Commands: Sit and shake Cat introduction in a controlled environment: ignored Good with dogs? Eligible for dog intros Special Notes Fun little fella needs walks and limited treats to get him down to a healthy weight, no signs of behavior issues at this time. Adoption Fee: $ 100Estimated Date of Birth: UnknownIntake Reason: Transfer Animal will be spayed and up to date on vaccines, and microchipped prior to adoption. If their kennel card on display at TAPS shelter facility is marked as unaltered, the animal will be altered prior to being released for adoption. Animal stage may change from time to time based on surgery and medical status. TAPS strives to keep kennel cards as up to date as possible with current information but from time to time, information may change and a new kennel card may be pending. Full and current vaccination schedule and medical records along with any behavioral disclosures will be provided at time of adoption.Favorite This Pet Search More Pets

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Minnie

Australian Shepherd Great Pyrenees

Female, 2 mos
Hanna City, IL
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Milo

Australian Shepherd

Male, Adult
Canton, IL
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Needs experienced adopter, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Milo is 3 years old, will be 4 in September. He has lived in the country his whole life until about a year ago, we moved into town into a tiny home & it has been a huge adjustment & extremely stressful on him for a various reasons. He deserves to be somewhere on a farm or some land where he has the option to run & be free. That is when he is happiest. He is an amazing, loving, full of personality boy & has so much potential. He can be very anxious & untrusting with strangers. I can explain all of that privately. I am currently working 2 jobs & just enrolled in school full time to further my career. It is a struggle giving him the attention he deserves. He is very active. My free time is spent with him, going on runs & walks. It is just not enough. I hope I can find somewhere that fulfills him.. It breaks my heart to have to re-home him but it is what is best for him. Feel free to message with questions!
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Romance

Australian Shepherd Bull Terrier

Male, Puppy
Bloomington, IL
Size
(when grown) -
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Romance is a mini bull terrier/aussie shepherd mix. He is learning to sit and wait for treats. He would love an active family or big yard to run in.  Submit an application if you are interested in Romance! MLA Adoption Application (formsite.com)May 24, 2024, 9:20 am
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Love

Australian Shepherd Bull Terrier

Female, Puppy
Bloomington, IL
Size
(when grown) -
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Story
Love is a mini bull terrier/aussie shepherd mix. She is a typical playful puppy looking for her forever home! Submit an application if you are interested in Love! MLA Adoption Application (formsite.com)May 24, 2024, 9:20 am
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Patches

Australian Shepherd

Male, 1 yr 3 mos
Normal, IL
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Hello ! I'm Patches. My foster parent says I'm the best foster she has ever had! At first I'm shy and I might nervous drool on you but I promise it will stop! I ride well in the car and I love my crate ! I only have three legs but that doesn't stop me I can move quick ! Sometimes hard wood floors make me nervous with my missing leg. I love to walk on rugs! I need someone who can show me how to walk on a leash because I don't quite understand it yet ! I am potty trained and I love to cuddle. I'm very calm and quiet and I just want to follow you around where ever you go! All Pet Central animals are up to date on age-appropriate vaccinations, spayed or neutered, microchipped (registration included), and current on parasite prevention. Dogs over six-months of age are heartworm tested. When adopting, we will ensure that you receive copies of veterinary and microchip records. If you are interested in this pet, please fill out the brief Adopter Survey by hitting "Apply for Adoption" on the profile. After we review your completed survey we will contact you by phone or email within three business days. We're primarily a volunteer organization, so we appreciate your patience. Please note- Out of respect for our volunteers and staff, we are closed on Sundays and Mondays and will not be processing any applications on that day. Do get back to us right away when we call or email regarding an application so that we can quickly connect using the process below: Select a pet and submit an online adoption survey. A PCH adoption counselor will contact potential adopters within three business days (PCH cannot guarantee any pet's availability, but we make every effort to accommodate adopters with a reply and possible alternative suggestions). Counselor and client will then have a conversation to answer questions, discuss any medical needs for the pet and determine the suitability of a match (if necessary, we may opt to put adopters in touch with foster parents). After a match is made, clients will be asked to sign our adoption agreement and pay the adoption fee online through our secure payment system *Please see our modified no-risk return policy. (below) The PCH adoption counselor will then set up a specific appointment time and location. Adopters should bring a pet carrier and leash to pick up. Adult pets will be wearing a collar. It is important that clients arrive on time, neither early nor late. If your adoption is scheduled at Pet Central Helps!: Upon arrival inside the Crossroads Center complex (360 Wylie Drive), look for the black Pet Central Helps! semi-trailer, which is right outside of our facility (Suite 720). Park in the parking lot and enter the facility. A PCH representative will greet you and show you to the adoption room. Your new pet will be handed to you. We will take a "Happy Adoption Day photo with your pet and family. If your adoption is scheduled at PetSmart: Park in the PetSmart Parking lot and enter the store. We will be set up just inside the store entrance. Let us know you are here to pick up your pet! A PCH representative will confirm your information and hand you your pet. We will take a "Happy Adoption Day photo with your pet and family. PCH supports a 21-day no-fault return policy in which adopters are given the opportunity to find a better match. If we are not able to provide advice/tools to keep a pet in the home we offer these options: Exchange for a pet that may be a better match** Receive a refund minus a $40 processing fee** With this approach, we can often turn mismatches into opportunities! Thank you, Pet Central Helps!
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Mia May

Australian Shepherd Mixed Breed (Medium)

Female, 4 yrs 1 mo
Normal, IL
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
All Pet Central animals are up to date on age-appropriate vaccinations, spayed or neutered, microchipped (registration included), and current on parasite prevention. Dogs over six-months of age are heartworm tested. When adopting, we will ensure that you receive copies of veterinary and microchip records. If you are interested in this pet, please fill out the brief Adopter Survey by hitting "Apply for Adoption" on the profile. After we review your completed survey we will contact you by phone or email within three business days. We're primarily a volunteer organization, so we appreciate your patience. Please note- Out of respect for our volunteers and staff, we are closed on Sundays and Mondays and will not be processing any applications on that day. Do get back to us right away when we call or email regarding an application so that we can quickly connect using the process below: Select a pet and submit an online adoption survey. A PCH adoption counselor will contact potential adopters within three business days (PCH cannot guarantee any pet's availability, but we make every effort to accommodate adopters with a reply and possible alternative suggestions). Counselor and client will then have a conversation to answer questions, discuss any medical needs for the pet and determine the suitability of a match (if necessary, we may opt to put adopters in touch with foster parents). After a match is made, clients will be asked to sign our adoption agreement and pay the adoption fee online through our secure payment system *Please see our modified no-risk return policy. (below) The PCH adoption counselor will then set up a specific appointment time and location. Adopters should bring a pet carrier and leash to pick up. Adult pets will be wearing a collar. It is important that clients arrive on time, neither early nor late. If your adoption is scheduled at Pet Central Helps!: Upon arrival inside the Crossroads Center complex (360 Wylie Drive), look for the black Pet Central Helps! semi-trailer, which is right outside of our facility (Suite 720). Park in the parking lot and enter the facility. A PCH representative will greet you and show you to the adoption room. Your new pet will be handed to you. We will take a "Happy Adoption Day photo with your pet and family. If your adoption is scheduled at PetSmart: Park in the PetSmart Parking lot and enter the store. We will be set up just inside the store entrance. Let us know you are here to pick up your pet! A PCH representative will confirm your information and hand you your pet. We will take a "Happy Adoption Day photo with your pet and family. PCH supports a 21-day no-fault return policy in which adopters are given the opportunity to find a better match. If we are not able to provide advice/tools to keep a pet in the home we offer these options: Exchange for a pet that may be a better match** Receive a refund minus a $40 processing fee** With this approach, we can often turn mismatches into opportunities! Thank you, Pet Central Helps!

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Stockings

Border Collie Mixed Breed (Medium)

Male, Adult
Pekin, IL
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
StockingsTLDR: Look up the 3/3/3 rule and Border Collie characteristics and give my friend Stockings a chance. ?I've known this little fella since he was a brand new intake. He came in with another beautiful herding dog, and she was adopted right away. This little buddy has been adopted and promptly returned not once but twice. In the year and two months that I have known him, my young son bonded with him at an off-site, and I have enjoyed getting to know him. Sadly, I have also seen a marked shift in him. After all, he is now a long term shelter dog. TAPS is an amazing shelter, probably the best, but dogs are brilliant and sensitive creatures. Can you imagine being returned time and again? When I adopted my own dog, as a young adult, I remember taking her to her puppy classes and our homework for the first day was to research their breed tendencies. It would give us an insight into what drives them. I remember thinking how logical, and almost silly that advice was. Humans literally created the domesticated dog and then narrowed down different traits to create everything from a Rhodesian Ridgeback to a Pomeranian- talk about disparate characteristics. Do you want a dog that will run with you? Protect your livestock? Share your pillow? Hunt Lions? Hang out in your purse while you run to Target? We've got a breed for that. Our family's TAPS puppy is what we affectionately call a Heinz57 and the first thing we did was DNA test him. I just couldn't stand not knowing what his breed composition was. It allows us to better understand him, in every way, and we love seeing how characteristics from the different breeds come through. So, Stockings. When I first knew him, he loved to stand on his back legs and give the most gentle hugs but he connected with us- deeply. He was so happy to meet other people, and was excellent at communicating his needs. As time has passed, he feels aloof, his nervous system needs time to decompress, he needs to learn to trust again. So, why the soliloquy about breed and instincts you ask? When friends ask me my advice about adopting a dog, I tell them that I believe the most important thing they can do is to find a dog who matches your family's energy. If you are all marathon runners, maybe don't bring home a Frenchie? If you all love to Netflix and Chill, a Cattle Dog is going to be a tough match. Stockings very much has the energy and herding instinct true to his breed (Border Collie mix). He gave me gentle love nibbles when I saw him on Thursday, so he might not be the best candidate for a homestead situation or a family with toddlers. I do think he would adjust well to a family, with respect and time, and patience. He is worthy of humans who will teach him to love again, a life beyond a kennel and the noise and stress that comes along with shelter life.Stockings weighs 40 poundsLeash Manners: great on leash Basic Commands: sit, stay, drop, down Cat introduction in a controlled environment: NO CATS Good with dogs? : Came in with another dog, in his time here it does not want to interact. Eligible for dog intros Special Notes: Afraid of storms, firework, and gun fire, prefers to be in his kennel in those times. He is not destructive in his kennel . Did not do well with cats in a home. No horsesAdoption Fee: $100Date of Birth: 12/1/2019Intake Reason: ReturnAnimal will be spayed and up to date on vaccines, and microchipped prior to adoption. If their kennel card on display at TAPS shelter facility is marked as unaltered, the animal will be altered prior to being released for adoption. Animal stage may change from time to time based on surgery and medical status. TAPS strives to keep kennel cards as up to date as possible with current information but from time to time, information may change and a new kennel card may be pending. Full and current vaccination schedule and medical records along with any behavioral disclosures will be provided at time of adoption.

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T.A.P.S. No-Kill Animal Shelter

100 TAPS Lane, Pekin, IL 61554

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11.4 miles

SAMS Stray Animal Midway Shelter

328 S Pinkerton Rd, Hanna City, IL 61536

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34 miles

My Loveable Angels

105 W. Jefferson, Bloomington, IL 61701

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34 miles

My Loveable Angels

105 W. Jefferson, Bloomington, IL 61701

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34.5 miles

Pet Central Helps

360 Wylie Drive, Suite 720, Normal, IL 61761

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Pet Central Helps

360 Wylie Drive, Suite 720, Normal, IL 61761

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34.5 miles

Pet Central Helps

360 Wylie Drive, Suite 720, Normal, IL 61761

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Pet Central Helps

360 Wylie Drive, Suite 720, Normal, IL 61761

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36.8 miles

Wish Bone Canine Rescue

2020 Bunn St, Bloomington, IL 61704

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