Date Available for Adoption: 01-04-2024
I am a 3 year old, Female, Australian Shepherd mix.
Pomegranate has arrived at HSWC and she represents a rare mix of breeds we don’t usually see. Australian shepherds are known to be active and intelligent dogs.
Due to their generally placid and easy-going nature, they are a great family dog. They can get along well with kids due to their active and energetic lifestyle and can make for a really great companion.
These dogs bond strongly with their families. Their loyalty with their intelligence and high energy makes them very easy to train. Regardless of the activity, your dog will love doing it with you.
They are visually sensitive. This is important to remember during the socialization process. Aussies notice things that other breeds don’t. This breed absolutely loves to be on the move and whether it’s hiking, biking, or playing fetch, the Aussie is definitely going to put their all into it.
Pom Pom, as her friends call her, is a polite and easy walker. Seems to just appreciative having someone pay attention to her – another one that has come from a horrible past. She Loves to have her nose to the ground during walks taking in all the super smells.
She is quiet in her kennel, and she has already won over several of the staff and volunteers with her sweet self. She has one blue eye and one brown eye giving her a very attractive appearance. She is on the small side for her breed at 45 pounds. She has some mild dry skin issues that is being corrected with good nutrition and salmon oil. She seems not to mind other dogs and is aware of cats. Given the chance she might want to chase a cat on the run just to prove she can be faster. We have not seen any cat chasing, but we need potential adopters to be aware that with herding genes she might take on the job of cat hearding in your home unless she is taught to leave them alone and given another job. She is interested in pickle ball training, mystery novels, and possibly a career as an FBI dog solving crimes and saving lives.
She will need to be taught what her boundaries are. Give this gal a chance to steal your heart and let the adventures begin. She will be receiving treatment for heartworm once she has an application for adoption. It would seem this might be another situation where she was needed for breeding and then discarded. She has potential to be a great dog once she gets the needed TLC to make her shine and be a happy and healthy well-loved Aussie.