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Mari Grigaliunas was worried. She and her fiancé, Jeff Stachura, were about to meet an 8-month-old Australian Shepherd mix they had spotted on Petfinder, listed by All Herding Dog Breed Rescue in Joliet, Illinois. She’d been looking for the perfect match for some time and, when she saw this pup’s “wild coloring, puppy dog eyes and floppy right ear,” she …

Toby Lubov used to be in the music business and says that when she first heard a potential hit song, she felt it in her soul. That same feeling came over her when she saw a black-and-white puppy listed on Petfinder by San Bernardino [California] City Animal Control. She had been dropped off at the shelter with her two siblings …

Pepper needed a new start. The Australian Shepherd had been rescued from a hoarder, who had kept her in a cage. As a consequence, she was extremely shy and nervous and had no training whatsoever. Doberman & Rottweiler Rescue in Paris, IL, took her in and posted her information on Petfinder. Her second chance came when Regina and Tom Snider …

You wouldn’t know it to look at her playing, but Theresina was born deaf and partially blind. Now totally blind, she picks up a deflated rubber ball and challenges the other dogs with a bark that says, “Come play with me.” The Australian Shepherd‘s impairments are a result of inheriting a particular type of color pattern gene, a merle gene, …

Ellie barked! Some people wish their dogs wouldn’t bark, but not so for Candice Poindexter. That ARF! a few weeks ago was another milestone for this mini-Australian Shepherd who is just now finding her true self. Ellie belonged to a reputable breeder who went out of business, so after nearly two years of living in an enclosure, she suddenly was …

When the shy dog crawled up into Betty Meadow’s lap and licked her face, the adoption was clinched. Betty and her friend had driven from Huntington, WV, to Newberry, FL, after reading about the miniature Australian Shepherd on Petfinder. The story was a sad one. When Helping Hands Rescue saved the 4-year-old from a puppy mill, she weighed only 6.7 …

Beauregard, who had been at the Montgomery [AL] Humane Society most of his first year, was very shy. He had been rescued from an abusive home, and so far, no one had adopted him. When the shelter spotlighted him as Pet of the Month on its Petfinder website, his luck changed. Amy Johnson of Birmingham, AL, had always had pets, …