Axel is such a happy content young man, blissful to the point of tears with the amount of love he has stored up to shower on his new owner. A very sad little story is behind him and now whilst in his foster home, he gets to realize that love, food, playmates and a roof over his head are what every dog can have and indeed deserve.
Axel is just five years old and for and Australian Cattle Dog that is still a young age as they do last a very good innings. You can anticipate at least another ten plus years with this cheeky little man. Axel is also deaf however he compensates very well with the use of his nose and the constant check of his surroundings so not much slips past him. He responds to basic hand signals for sit, wait, drop and come and will look at you constantly when out on a walk to see what your next command will be. His walking on lead is quite good, better when on a harness and it shows that he prefers the security as well. He rarely utters a sound but sometimes when out on a walk he will make little happy sounds and smile all the way, he does love a bit of a walk and a play.
You have the opportunity with this little man to teach him some of your own tricks, he responds very well to commands and loads of love pats, it is strange not using your voice but not difficult. He is not food driven at all and does not need a special diet. He is very happy with his good quality dry food and the occasional treat. His coat is just superb, magnificently mottled between red and blue heeler with a pure white tail, quite lustrous for a heeler. You will get a lot of attention when out walking with him as he is quite the stunner.
Whilst in foster care he goes to daycare every day and socializes with big, small, fluffy and short haired dogs – none of which faze him at all. He is happy to play and run with other dogs and will also initiate or engage in games that are on the go. Totally at home with the rough and tumble of a Kelpie or the little play antics of a Westie – he just loves to play so no matter who comes his way, they can be assured of a good game.
He shows absolutely no interest in cats other than a cursory sniff to check them out. Axel is a bit of a Velcro dog, he will stick by you and happily potter about the house with you or walk along a bush track with you. He might take a short wander but constantly checks where you are. Typical Heeler traits of having to check out everything and everyone, however his tail will be doing the helicopter for whoever he meets the whole time. You will forget that he is deaf – he makes his own way about and does not cause you any extra work.
He has just been desexed, had a bit of a scrub in the tub, updated his vaccinations and got his flea and worm treatment. He should be good to go to your house any day now. As far as a Heeler goes, with this little man, you could not possibly find a more adorable, handsome, cuddlier best mate. Axel is just one in a million and you will be so happy that you have him in your life.
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Chevvy is an adorable young Blue Heeler girl who is gentle, loving and full of joy! She is well socialised with other dogs and has shown that she is extremely adaptable to new situations. She loves being around people but is also fantastic when left on her own, finding a cool place to rest until you come home. She is happy to sleep on the back veranda or chill inside with you, she can really please anyone!
Chevvy has shown a keen interest in balls and she is very quick. I believe she would excel at activities like agility or flyball, maybe even sheep herding. She is very playful, loves to wrestle with her foster brother and she especially loves to play “tag- your it” with her 4-legged friends. She can entertain herself and others for hours, prancing across the yard as joyful as can be!
This girl can act the clown! In the best sense of course! She can often be found rolling over and over and twirling around the yard, obviously enjoying the grass and being free to run and play in her current foster home.
Chevvy is currently learning to not jump up when excited and as she is only 12-18 months old with little prior training, she has come leaps and bounds in foster care. She has sit and shake down pat and is getting better with her down and wait commands. She is food orientated which has made her training a lot easier. This gorgeous girl would benefit from consistent training, encouragement and love!
Chevvy has coped well in all situations so far and would be a carefree addition to any family: couple, single, tradie or family with older kids. She is great in the car, good on a lead, great with the cat and just loves to snuggle. She is a great guard dog and will let you know if someone is about but she uses her voice rarely. She is submissive and non-threatening to all things.. except flies. She loves to eat flies (a win-win for us humans!).
If you are looking for an exercise buddy, an affectionate lady or a playful princess then look no further than the beautiful Chevvy!
To meet, adopt or find out more details about Chevvy please fill out our application form. Please note that completing the application form does not place you under any obligation to adopt.
Desperately seeking Suzi!
I’m an older Australian Cattle Dog who is seeking an exercise buddy. If you need to shed a few kilos and don’t want a gym membership then I’m your best personal trainer. I won’t judge you while we gently stroll around the block. I’m in no position to giggle at your tummy or opera curtains. I’ll be your best supportive friend. After all, I too have a few more kilos to say goodbye to.
In my past I was a much loved best friend, indulged with food and treats by my elderly owner who has sadly passed away. But today is a new day. I have been dieting and exercising and am getting my figure back.
I like to play with the tennis ball, give the postie my daily opinion and have a walk around the neighbourhood. I’ll be your pal as you potter around the garden, or walk to the shops for some milk. I’m just happy to hang out with you.
If you like to live life at a stroll I’m your girl. I’m getting used to playing at the dog park, but I’m still learning the rules. Unfortunately, I’m not a fan of cats. They run and hiss and I just want to chase them. And as for little kids and noisy teens, well, it has to be said – I’m an older woman and have limited patience. They move too fast and talk too loud. However, I would be an excellent companion for a retired couple or a retired single.
I’m a great listener, I don’t mind a daily wander around the block and I’ll sit calmly at your feet while you work at your craft, or do some gardening. I’m happy to let you do your thing as I will amuse myself with a tennis ball until you’re done.
Please note: I like my food so sticking to a diet plan works best for me.
To meet, adopt or find out more details about Suzi please fill out our application form. Please note that completing the application form does not place you under any obligation to adopt.
Meet Tyson. A beautiful cuddly boy with striking cattle dog looks.
Tyson is very people focused and loves nothing more than a pat and a cuddle so he is not far from your side. It doesn’t matter if the humans are big or small, Tyson loves them all. He will do the rounds looking for anyone to give him a pat and scratch
Tyson gets along very well with a range of other dogs and has settled into his foster home nicely showing he is happy to play second fiddle to the resident dominant dog. He is a frequent to the local dog park and is happy to play with whoever wants to play with him.
Like a lot of working dogs, Tyson likes to play fetch but is happy to let other dogs play with his ball
He has great recall. He’s pretty smart. He knows that he will get a pat when he comes back.
Tyson will only be able to go a home where he is an integral part of the family. Locking him outside away from the family in a kennel or under the home will simply not work for him given his love of people
Please note that Tyson is not chook friendly
To meet, adopt or find out more details please fill out our application form. Please note that completing the application form does not place you under any obligation to adopt.