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Annie PA Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler Pittsburgh , PA

  • Young
  • Female
  • Medium
  • Gray / Blue / Silver


Friendly, Affectionate
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Good in a home with
Other dogs.
Adoption fee

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Meet Annie PA

Hello everyone, meet Annie!
Annie came to ACDRA after being found in a bad home situation. She suffered from malnutrition and other issues stemming from a lack of veterinary care. Luckily, she found her way to the rescue and has since gotten to her ideal weight and is now healthy, vaccinated and spayed.

Annie is very shy and will take time to warm up to her new people. We cannot predict if she will ever fully trust her people, but we have seen remarkable improvement in her since she’s been in foster. While we don’t know all of her background, we know she is scared of loud noises and is protective of her food but does share toys easily. She loves to be outside playing with other dogs once she gets to know them and will need to go to a home with another playful friendly dog.

Annie does well on a leash and loves to go for walks around the neighborhood and in the woods. Again, she looks to the other dogs for guidance on new situations, so having a doggie pal to walk with is necessary. Annie also does well in the car.

Annie has been slowly meeting new people, but is still very shy around them, and around us. While she is active and likes to be in the same room as us, she does not initiate any physical contact and will shy away if we approach her. Her new family would need to understand those boundaries and not push her. We are unsure that she ever will seek out physical contact, so if you are looking for a snuggly pup, Annie may not be the best fit.

Because of her fears of new people, situations and loud noises, Annie’s ideal home would be a quiet adult home with a regular routine and a moderate amount of exercise and a doggie pal to play with and learn from. Her new family would need to respect that she’s been through a lot and give her time to learn to trust. While she has a good appetite, she is not food driven and rarely takes a treat from our hands.
Applicants will be screened carefully to be sure that it’s a good fit for all.
Annie has shown little interest in the cat, guinea pig, and chickens she shares her foster home with. She likes to play with other dogs and needs to be in a home with another playful young pup for her to exercise with and learn from. Given her past, she should be fed and crated separately from other pets in the house when her people are not home. Given her fearfulness, she would need to be in a home with a secure (physically fenced) yard as she could be flight risk and can back out of a collar. Her ideal home would be within driving distance of Pittsburgh PA to minimize the travel.

Annie is a young adult, about 2-3 years old, 34#, fully vaccinated, spayed, and on heartworm and flea/tick preventative. All ACDRA dogs are also microchipped. She is crate trained and housebroken. She recently also had a dental cleaning.

If you are interested in learning more about Annie, please contact her foster home at She is being fostered in Pittsburgh PA.

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  • Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler
  • Young
  • Female