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Bourbon Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler Raleigh, NC

  • Young
  • Male
  • Medium
  • Red / Chestnut / Orange

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Characteristics
Affectionate
House-trained
Yes
Health
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Good in a home with
Other dogs.
Adoption fee
$350.00

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Bourbon is a sweet, smokey-spotted, red heeler looking for a forever home in a rural or quiet suburban environment with a patient person willing to help him reach his top-shelf potential. He is a house-trained, medium energy ACD with a low prey drive. With proper introductions and extra time, he may do fine with another dog who is calm and respectful of his space. He is an avid swimmer and fetcher and is highly food and ball motivated. He likes going for hikes, walks nicely on a leash, and he has excellent recall. He knows some basic commands, but he will require continued training to help him build confidence.

Bourbon can be an anxious dog and requires a large personal space in new and unfamiliar situations. He is very cautious of strangers and attempts at unsolicited petting may cause him to lash out, thus he needs a home without young children or a lot of visitors. He will do best with the breed-savvy experience of one who displays confidence in leadership and is able to continue with his positive reinforcement training. Bourbon has benefitted greatly from doggie Prozac to augment his training which will need to be continued to help him transition into a new home. He is very slow to warm up, but eventually will become very loyal, loving and velcro to his person. In the right hands, this boy will make a lovely companion and the sky’s the limit for him.

Potential adopters should be prepared to meet him a few times before finalizing; he is being fostered in Raleigh, NC. Bourbon is 4 years-old and weighs 50 lbs. He neutered, heartworm treated, up to date on vaccines and prevention, and microchipped. You can see more pictures of Bourbon on Instagram @topshelfdogbourbon.

For questions, please contact Tshj0521@gmail.com

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http://www.acdra.org/adoption-application


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  • Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler
  • Young
  • Male