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Bluefin (Foster-To-Adopt) Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler Mississauga, ON

  • Adult
  • Male
  • Large
  • Gray / Blue / Silver


Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Good in a home with
Other dogs, children.

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Meet Bluefin (Foster-To-Adopt)


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We would love to welcome Bluefin into the Fetch + Releash family on September 15, 2024 (subject to change). In order for Bluefin to come into our care, we need a committed family. As a foster-to-adopt family, you'll be expected to take him home on his arrival date. You will then have two weeks to get to know your new furry house guest before committing to adoption. At the end of two weeks, if you choose not to move forward with adoption, we simply ask that you continue to provide a safe and loving home until their new forever family can be found.

Each bio was created by our rescue partners based on their interactions with the dogs. Fetch + Releash has a full disclosure policy however we cannot guarantee a dog against parasites or diseases, nor can we guarantee a dog's nature/behaviour. Many of these dogs are coming directly from the shelter and so you should expect there to be a transitional period. Be prepared to deal with common issues like potty training, leash walking, and socialization. Cat and kid safety assessments are often based on their personality and not necessarily on actual interactions.

Where possible, the majority of vetting will be completed prior to coming to Canada, however, foster-to-adopt families may be required to travel to our partner vet in Mississauga, ON for further vet care.

During your foster-to-adopt trial, you'll receive the support of a Fetch + Releash mentor to help you through the transition and answer any questions or concerns you may have.

Foster-to-adopt families will be required to pay a $200 deposit on the adoption fee and sign our foster-to-adopt waiver in advance. If you choose not to adopt, your $200 will be refunded to you within 30 days of your dog being adopted into a new family provided you see your pup through to adoption. If you choose not to see your dog through to adoption, you will forfeit your deposit.

Foster-to-adopt families will be expected to provide their own supplies. Visit for more info on mandatory supplies.

Bluefin / Male / 3.5 years old / 65 pounds / Australian Cattle Dog / from Tennessee

Meet Bluefin, this shy but spunky boy is seeking a patient and caring home to show him the good life!

Bluefin was found as a stray. Although we don’t know his past, he is more timid around strangers but is eager for affection once he’s learned he can trust you. Bluefin is independent, yet enjoys playtime with dogs of similar temperament and would benefit from a confident resident dog to show him the world isn't scary.

With an unknown past, he requires work on training, from the basics and beyond. He's treat-motivated, making positive progress through training achievable. Bluefin prefers a leash-free space, so a home with a yard is ideal, and a harness can aid in positive leash associations. We are not aware if Bluefin has house or crate exposure, but he finds comfort in his safe space like his dog house and would benefit from a special crate/dog bed he can resort to for space. To help him thrive, Bluefin needs an experienced and family in a calm and quiet environment that can offer him patience to build his confidence. He will require time to decompress and his family should respect his need for space as he adjusts. He is best suited for a home with older or no kids as a loud and hectic environment may prevent him from opening up.

Don't miss his unique quirk – his tail wags up and down instead of side to side, adding to his irresistible charm. If you're ready to provide a loving home, Bluefin is ready to steal your heart with his sweet personality and charming tail wags.

Bluefin tested positive for Ehrlichia which is a common tick-borne disease that stays in the bloodstream for many years. This has been treated and, moving forward, regular yearly bloodwork would be recommended. Although this should not cause any issues moving forward, it's important that if Bluefin requires surgery or dental work in the future, pre-operative blood work (CBC+Platelet count) should be completed beforehand.

If you’re interested in fostering with the intention of adopting, please apply at

Bluefin’s adoption fee is $850. To learn more about our adoption fees and the foster-to-adopt process, please visit our FAQs at
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  • Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler
  • Adult
  • Male