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Australian Shepherd puppies and dogs in Des Moines, Iowa

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Adopt an Australian Shepherd near you in Des Moines, Iowa

These Australian Shepherds are available in Des Moines, Iowa.
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Annalise

Australian Shepherd Border Collie

Female, Adult
Des Moines, IA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Meet Annalise! She's the absolute sweetest petite border collie mix. She's a little shy, but she looooooooves people so much. She's good with other dogs, but they scare her if they're too rambunctious. We think she would come out of her shell and thrive in a home. Annalise is about 4 years old and only weighs 29 pounds. She's very easy going and calm.IMPORTANT: Please read all below, especially if you live outside of Texas, which is where our rescue is located.Apply to adopt on our website: https://www.charmingpetrescue.org/adoptAll of our animals are spayed/neutered, microchipped, and up to date on shots.ALL of our animals are located in Boerne, TX, but transport after adoption is available to other states for a $300 fee for dogs or an additional fee varying by location for cats. If you are seeing our pets posted in your state, that's because you live near a transport stop, they are not currently at that location. Petfinder lists our pets as 'Out of Town' pets at other locations, and Adopt-a-Pet lists our location as a Transport stop. Those are currently the only options they offer to make this clear, so we put this description we've put at the bottom to explain it. You can read more about transport here: www.charmingpetrescue.org/transportWe understand transport is not an option for everyone, but we offer it at the cost we pay the transport company for those who wish to adopt from us.February 28, 2024, 9:08 pm
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Magellan

Australian Shepherd Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)

Male, Young
Des Moines, IA
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Meet Magellan! He had been living on the street for a few months when someone asked if we could take him in. He’s sooooo happy and bouncy! He weighs 51 pounds and is about a year old, still a baby with sparkling white teeth! He is GREAT with the other dogs in the yard and so he is able to run free with the front yard pack. He has a chill disposition and isn’t dominant with the other dogs. Believe it or not, sometimes street dogs can be more well adjusted than a dog that is owner surrendered! He’s probably even good with cats, we can always cat test any dog! Magellan loves to play! He would be a great addition to any home!IMPORTANT: Please read all below, especially if you live outside of Texas, which is where our rescue is located.Apply to adopt on our website: https://www.charmingpetrescue.org/adoptAll of our animals are spayed/neutered, microchipped, and up to date on shots.ALL of our animals are located in Boerne, TX, but transport after adoption is available to other states for a $300 fee for dogs or an additional fee varying by location for cats. If you are seeing our pets posted in your state, that's because you live near a transport stop, they are not currently at that location. Petfinder lists our pets as 'Out of Town' pets at other locations, and Adopt-a-Pet lists our location as a Transport stop. Those are currently the only options they offer to make this clear, so we put this description we've put at the bottom to explain it. You can read more about transport here: www.charmingpetrescue.org/transportWe understand transport is not an option for everyone, but we offer it at the cost we pay the transport company for those who wish to adopt from us.February 28, 2024, 9:08 pm
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Baize

Australian Shepherd

Male, Young
Des Moines, IA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
- Active dog who is ready to accompany you on all your adventures; looking for a family who loves being active just like him - Total goofball who loves toys and being silly - Has lots of energy and needs a family who can help him use that energy up in appropriate ways - Has done well with other dogs and would probably love having dog friends to play with, but might prefer to be the only dog in his new home (dog intro required) - Wanted to play with cats in his previous home, which the cats did not appreciate The ARL's shelter software requires that we choose a primary breed for our dogs. Visual breed identification in dogs is unreliable, so for most dogs we are only guessing at primary breed. We get to know each dog as an individual and do our best to describe each of our dogs based on personality, not breed label. Primary Color: Black Secondary Color: White Weight: 54.8 Age: 1yrs 3mths 3wks
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Shakira

Australian Shepherd German Shepherd Dog

Female, 1 yr 1 mo
Clive, IA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Shakira! Shakira! I'm a young, playful, and loving 1 year old Australian Shepherd/German Sherpherd mix (best guess that it). I get along great with everyone, always saying 'Hi' with a wagging tail or a heartfelt nuzzle. I'm quite the smarty pants too, always eager to learn new tricks. Despite my playful nature, I have a sweet, gentle side that makes me a perfect companion. Adopting me means embracing a journey of growth, love, and companionship. I promise to fill your life with joy, laughter, and unconditional love. Will you be my forever friend? If you're interested in adopting me, fill out an adoption application online at www.polkcountyhumanesociety.org/adopt where you will also find a link to request an appointment to meet me. Some pets are in foster homes or may already have an appointment scheduled, so the appointment is important to make sure I will be available to meet you when you come. Please DO NOT CALL to ask about me. The staff at PCHS is small and there is a place on our short application form for questions or you can email questions to info@polkcountyhumanesociety.org. Polk County Humane Society is located in Bolivar, Missouri, but also makes transports to the Denver, CO, Des Moines, IA and Minneapolis, MN areas twice a month. For potential adopters in those areas, we can do a virtual visit using FaceTime or another app. Just request an appointment using the same link, but note that you want the visit to be virtual and we will call you at the time of the visit once it is confirmed. For long distance transports, there is an additional $100 fee to cover the cost of the transport ($65) and a health certificate from a veteinarian ($35). Going that last mile home for our sweet pets! ##1946693##
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Maverick

Australian Shepherd Labrador Retriever

Male, Young
Des Moines, IA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with dogs, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Maverick is very playful but also a great snuggler. He is one of the sweetest boys you will ever meet, and he is always happy to see you, play with you and loves some belly scratches. I’m looking for a home with someone who can give him the attention and exercise he deserves on a daily basis, so that his needs are met.
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Hallow

Australian Shepherd Border Collie

Male, Young
Des Moines, IA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with cats, Needs experienced adopter, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
We got hallow as a “purebred Australian shepherd”. From a breeder, while taking hallow to do his first 2 year shots etc we also received a free test on his breed which we took advantage of where we learned hallow is mostly Australian shepherd with a little boarder collie. Hallow is 3 years old (December birthday) Hallow knows most of the basic tricks: Lay down, leave it, stay, go ahead (to eat after pouring food or holding) Hallow for the most part is a good dog, he loves to cuddle And thinks he is a lapdog sometimes, he loves to go outdoors to play. Hallow does have a protection/ signs of aggression over food. He never showed this behavior to me - I can hold a steak next to his mouth and he will not touch it until I tell him to. With 4 children this is what has led to my decision to re-home hallow. Hallow is neutered.

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Tiare

Australian Shepherd Poodle (Miniature)

Female, Adult
Prole, IA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Tiare is such a kind and loving dog although she is still shy. Her daily activities include laying in her bed or on couch, sitting on my lap for short periods & new activity. She occasionally plays with a toy. Likes the kennel door open with her bed in the kennel. She comes and goes as she pleases. She also occasionally visits other kennels that are open which may or may not contain another dog. She will lay in a kennel with other dogs without any problem or issues. She prefers a quiet laid back person or dog friend. She begins to pace around when she has to go potty. Sometimes she will go out the door by herself or with other dogs. Other times she runs away from the door but when you come over to pick her up to take her outside she usually lays down and lets you pick her up to take her outside. A fenced area would work best for her when she goes outside. She still has occasional pee accidents but no poop accidents recently. When in the kennel she hasn't had any poop or pee accidents for several weeks. Can navigate 3-4 stairs on deck without problem. Does not care for a leash yet. Generally is quiet but has been known to bark when her dog friends do. Seems to have preference for women. Avoids young active children. Has not shown any aggression of any type. Tiare has been spayed and is current on vaccinations. She had a basic dental completed. She tested negative for heartworms. Tiare's adoption fee is $300.00. If you are a preapproved adopter, email adoptions.scdr@gmail.com to let us know you are interested. If you are not preapproved, you will need to complete the application at http://www.secondchancedogrescueofiowa.com Thanks!
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Oliana

Australian Shepherd Poodle (Miniature)

Female, Young
Prole, IA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Oliana is a beautiful little 4 year old female Mini Aussiedoodle! (Australian Shepherd/Miniature Poodle). She weighs 9.6 pounds and has been shy with us so will need a family that can give her lots of time and patience to warm up and get settled in. She lets us pick her up and is scared at first, but then settles down and seems to enjoy being held. Oliana has gotten along well with the other dogs at the rescue.Oliana has been spayed, microchipped and is up to date on vaccines. She tested negative for heartworm. She had a dental exam and cleaning and needed a few teeth removed. Our vet said she is apparently healthy. Oliana's adoption fee is $325.00.If you are a preapproved adopter, just email us at adoptions.scdr@gmail.com and let us know you are interested in adopting her. If you are not preapproved, you will need to complete the adoption application at http://www.secondchancedogrescueofiowa.com. We are located in Prole Iowa. Thanks!
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Shamus

Australian Shepherd

Male, Young
Prole, IA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Shamus is a handsome 3 year old male Australian Shepherd! He weighs 13.2 pounds and has been shy with people. We think he will do well with his new family as long as they can give him some time to warm up and get settled in at his new home. Shamus has been friendly with the other dogs at the rescue. Shamus has been neutered, microchipped & is up to date on his vaccines. His heartworm test was negative and he had a dental exam and cleaning. He needed several teeth removed. Our vet said he is apparently healthy. Shamus' adoption fee is $325.00.If you are a preapproved adopter just send an email to adoptions.scdr@gmail.com and let us know you are interested in adopting him. If you are not preapproved you will need to complete the adoption application at http://www.secondchancedogrescueofiowa.com. We are located in Prole, Iowa. Thanks!
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Oakley

Australian Shepherd

Male, Young
State Center, IA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Great dog very loving and cuddly, lots of energy. We don't have the space or time he needs. Really needs a big yard for running. Born Oct of 2022.
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Kaya

Australian Shepherd

Female, Adult
West Des Moines, IA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
My name is Kaya and I am a sweet wallflower. I can be a bit shy at first, but will wag my tail nub enthusiastically after I have a few minutes to meet you.

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Luna

Border Collie

Female, Adult
Des Moines, IA
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Primary Color: Black Secondary Color: White Weight: 42.6 Age: 4yrs 5mths 2wks
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Ace DS*

Border Collie Labrador Retriever

Male, Young
Clive, IA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
So, have you ever written a novel??? Or maybe just a paper for your Bachelor's degree?? Well then ACE is something you would completely understand, right?? LOL, who wants to remember the most horrible trauma you have had as a college student?? A-Answer, C-Cite, E-Explain.... so now you know, my name may represent some kind of forgettable nightmares from English Lit... but you can now exchange that nightmare with LOVE and PUPPY FUN!!! Ace is my name, I am a sweet boy, maybe border collie/lab mix who has a way with words :) Barking that is!!! No I am not a serial barker, I am kind of a quiet guy, whose love you will see in my eyes, not in your ears :D I am such a good boy, I never want to end up on the streets like I was found, and this is where you come into the picture! I am ready for adoption! I am ready for you! I am ready to live my forever life with my forever family :) ADOPT.... DON'T SHOP!!! MY LIFE DEPENDS ON IT!! Local adoption fee is $250 (in TX) Out of state adoption fee is $500 (includes transport to your area, $50 temporary fuel fee will be included as well)
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Kage LJ*

Border Collie Labrador Retriever

Male, Adult
Clive, IA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Meet Kage, the ultimate good boy who's just so darn cute! This gentleman is a pro at house living, fully potty trained, and a master at walking on a leash and harness. He's a social butterfly, getting along famously with other dogs and loving those backyard playdates with his pals. Kage is a stunning mix of Lab and Border Collie, the perfect blend of intelligence and family-friendliness. He's just the right size, like a mini Lab or a slightly larger Border Collie. When you find two fantastic things that go together like peanut butter and jelly, you celebrate! Kage is that winning combo, and now you can celebrate by making him a cherished member of your family. His temperament is pure gold - sweet as honey with everyone he meets. Now, here's the scoop: Kage is a special needs pup, and he's looking for someone who can be with him about 90 percent of the time. Storms, rain, and loud noises send him into severe panic attacks, and he's been known to chew through walls when anxiety strikes. Crates aren't his jam because of past storm-related trauma. He's also dealing with seizures, so he's on medication for that. Kage would thrive in a local adoption, and he's best as a single dog with no cats or small animals around. He's a wonderful companion for older kids, and he loves nothing more than cuddles and long walks. He's got the whole house training thing down too. His foster mom adores him and has prepared him for his forever family as best she can. Now, the ball is in your court. Remember, when you adopt Kage, you're not just bringing home a good boy; you're giving him the loving, understanding home he deserves. Don't shop, adopt, because Kage's life depends on it! Local adoption fee is $200 (in TX) Out of state adoption fee is $400 (includes transport to your area - $50 Temporary Fuel Charge will be added)

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Furry Friends Refuge

1211 Grand Ave, West Des Moines, IA 50265

Pet Types: cats, birds, dogs, rabbits, reptiles, small animals

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Shelter

1.1 miles

Polk County Humane Society (in Missouri) - Iowa Transport

11101 University Ave Ste B, Clive, IA 50325

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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7.5 miles

Charming Pet Rescue - IA Transport Stop

Des Moines, IA 50309

Pet Types: dogs

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7.5 miles

Charming Pet Rescue - IA Transport Stop

Des Moines, IA 50309

Pet Types: dogs

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8.3 miles

Animal Rescue League of Iowa Inc.

5452 NE 22nd St, Des Moines, IA 50313

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

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16.3 miles

Second Chance DOG Rescue

4803 Lisbon St., Prole, IA 50229

Pet Types: dogs

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16.3 miles

Second Chance DOG Rescue

4803 Lisbon St., Prole, IA 50229

Pet Types: dogs

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16.3 miles

Second Chance DOG Rescue

4803 Lisbon St., Prole, IA 50229

Pet Types: dogs

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